From 4 April, Minecraft will be available as part of Microsoft’s Netflix-like subscription program, allowing members the opportunity to download and play the game at no additional cost.
“Since its launch in 2009, the Minecraft community has remained one of the most active and passionate in gaming, attracting over 91 million players of all ages from virtually every country in the world,” Parimal Deshpande, Director of Product Marketing for Xbox Game Pass, said of the new addition.
“Those joining through Xbox Game Pass will enter a vibrant, global community that plays across 20 unique platforms like Windows 10, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, and mobile. Xbox Game Pass players will also gain access to an ever-expanding array of content for purchase via the in-game Minecraft Marketplace, which contains over 1,000 pieces of content from 60 distinct creators.”
As Deshpande stated, Minecraft is currently available on Windows PC, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and mobile devices, though players can also access the game (without cross-play features) on PS4.