Minecraft on PC has traditionally been available for download in two separate editions known as the Java Edition and the Bedrock Edition. However, that will change on June 7, when the two versions will be sold together on PC.
You may be wondering what it means to you. Basically, it’s just a small change. A single purchase will now get you both editions of the game in one package. This also means that you will now only find a vanilla version of Minecraft on Windows. If you already own the Bedrock or Java edition, don’t worry. Mojang notes that all players who own Java Edition or Bedrock Edition will get the edition they don’t currently own for free, right in the Minecraft Launcher. However, it may take up to three days to show up.
How to play Minecraft Bedrock on a PC with an Xbox controller
You can also use the Steam method we showed you for setting up your PS4 controller, but that’s entirely up to you. You can even use the Steam program to set up more controllers than one. So, for example, if you have a PS4 controller and an Xbox controller, Steam lets you use both when playing Minecraft Bedrock.
Since Microsoft owns both Minecraft and Xbox, there’s another way to do it. If you want to play Microsoft Bedrock on a PC with your Xbox controller, you’ll want to download the game from the Xbox app, which you’ll get at the Microsoft Store. Every Windows computer should have a Microsoft Store, so you won’t need to download it.
Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition on Mac
Minecraft is a sandbox video game that offers players the opportunity to challenge their creativity and achieve different objectives using simple building cubicles. The game is huge in terms of size, details, game modes and user-created content, and over the last decade, it has expanded to different platforms and game versions.
The Minecraft Java & Bedrock Edition has just been released for PC.
Minecraft has had a divided PC community for some time. The original game was created using Java. So that version of the game is known as Minecraft Java Edition. It was only released on PC, Mac and Linux.
Meanwhile, there’s Minecraft Bedrock Edition, which is supported on PC, console, and mobile. Specifically, it supports Windows 10 and 11, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Fire OS/TV, Android, iOS, Windows Mobile and Samsung Gear VR.