Microsoft is Giving Away 20m Copies of Minecraft on Windows 10

By Julian Benson on at

Microsoft has announced that Mojang is working on a Windows 10 build of Minecraft that will come kitted out with Xbox Live support and cross play with the Pocket Edition. It is also going to be free for anyone who already owns Minecraft on PC, so that's 20 million free copies being given away. And, during its beta, it will be on sale for $10 (that's around £6.43, any localised UK price is TBC).

Minecraft is already playable on Windows, Mac, Windows Phone, iOS, Android, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, PS Vita, and Raspberry Pi, so this is very much a continuation of Microsoft's crusade to get Minecraft playable on anything with a screen.

The Windows 10 build won't deviate from the core game but it will let you use your controller, keyboard, or touch commands to control the game. Plus, it will have a built in ability to record and share footage.