Minecraft recently announced a brand new Minecraft Marketplace for Pocket and Windows 10 players. Players can finally download and play cool community creations from your mobile devices, while creators are now given the opportunity to make some pocket money from the game, allowing them to support themselves to create even greater projects.
With the launch of Minecraft Marketplace, the company is also introducing new Minecraft Coins. Players can use the coins to purchase in-app items on their devices. Creators can set flexible prices and take a share of what they sell; the app store platforms takes 30%, “but creators get the majority after that”.
As a start, Minecraft has partnered with well-known crafters to build up a catalogue of maps, texture packs, minigames and more. If you are a creator, you are also free to submit your creations to Minecraft.
“Noxcrew, BlockWorks, Qwertyuiop The Pie, Blockception, Sphax, Eneija Silverleaf, Imagiverse, Polymaps and Razzleberry Fox are the folk on board at launch, but we’re opening up submissions to anyone with a registered business. For more info on how to apply, go here!”
As for players, all your purchases made from the Marketplace will be yours forever, and can be used on Minecraft Pocket Edition and Windows 10 devices; just make sure you have an Xbox Live account. If you have been downloading content for free, don’t worry, the company stress that you can still manually download free community creations you’ve found on the internet too.
Minecraft will have a public beta launch on Android in mid-April. They will first focus on testing the new Minecraft Coins, so creator content will not be available. Minecraft will only feature Creator content during the launch later in “Spring”.
Check out Minecraft now to find out more about its new Minecraft Marketplace for Pocket Edition and Windows 10.