Minecraft gets new “unified” PC launcher for Bedrock, Java, and Dungeons

Minecraft has come to Xbox Game Pass for PC, with each the Bedrock and Java editions of the sandbox game now available for subscribers operating Home windows 10 or 11. This not solely means these taking part in on PC via Sport Move get entry to cross-play with others “no matter platform” – there’s additionally a brand new “unified Minecraft launcher” that will help you begin each variations of the sport from the identical place.

“We’re introducing a particular characteristic – the unified Minecraft launcher!” Mojang Studios inventive author Cristina Anderca proclaims in a blog post. “As an alternative of getting separate launchers for the Bedrock and Java Version, it is possible for you to to begin each variations of Minecraft from a single sport launcher.”

The publish later reads: “Minecraft has by no means been simpler to play on PC, and I’m positive you’ll get pleasure from it as a lot as I do. Thus far, I’ve simply been switching between the 2 editions and marvelling at how simple it’s. Now if you happen to’ll excuse me, I need to discover out who got here up with this concept so I can bury them in fan mail.”

A helpful explainer on Minecraft’s help centre site affords some particulars on how this new characteristic, known as the Minecraft Launcher for Home windows, works. It’s accessible by way of the Windows store here and it allows you to launch Minecraft, Minecraft: Java Version, and even their dungeon crawler spin-off Minecraft Dungeons from the identical location – a “one-stop portal into the Minecraft universe”, as the shop web page describes it. You don’t want it to dip into these video games going ahead, thoughts – it’s only a useful possibility in case you’d wish to entry all of them via one launcher reasonably than a number of.

Naturally, whereas the launcher is free, you’ll have to have purchased the video games individually or subscribed to Xbox Sport Move for PC (or Sport Move Final) to entry them via it. Considerably confusingly, there was an outdated launcher known as ‘Minecraft Unified Launcher’, which was particularly for Home windows 7 and eight and solely launched Java Version and Minecraft Dungeons. You don’t have to uninstall this one to run the brand new one, however Mojang recommends doing so “to chop down on confusion”.

For the total data on tips on how to seize and run the brand new launcher, head to that assist centre website publish linked above. To sign up to Xbox Game Pass for PC, head to that hyperlink.

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https://www.pcgamesn.com/minecraft/new-pc-launcher | Minecraft will get new “unified” PC launcher for Bedrock, Java, and Dungeons


ClareFora is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. ClareFora joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: clarefora@interreviewed.com.

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