‘Minecraft’ Java and Bedrock Edition are coming to Xbox Game Pass

Both editions of Minecraft join Xbox Game Pass for PC on November 2

Mojang has announced that Minecraft will be joining the PC library of Xbox Game Pass, with both Java Edition and Bedrock Edition available on the service from November.

During Minecraft Live, Mojang revealed that Xbox Game Pass for PC will include Minecraft Java and Bedrock Edition from November 2.

Java edition is the PC-exclusive version of Minecraft that the title was originally launched as, while Bedrock Edition is available for a much wider range of platforms.


In a blog posted yesterday (October 16), Xbox Game Pass Community Lead Megan Spurr shared the following:

Minecraft is coming to Game Pass for PC November 2! And even better, you’ll have access together for the first time ever as the Minecraft: PC Bundle includes both the Java and Bedrock Editions!”

The blog also adds that users will be able to “quickly switch between the different editions from the unified Minecraft launcher”.

Despite Microsoft owning Minecraft since 2014, the sandbox game has been notably absent from Xbox Game Pass for PC.

There are some key differences between both modes. While Bedrock Edition is typically seen as more stable and has crossplay enabled, Java Edition can be played with much bigger servers and has more mods available to download.


Earlier this week, a Minecraft speedrunner managed to complete the game – while completely blindfolded – in just over half an hour. While it may sound impossible, speedrunner FrozenMelody said “there will be other runs following this, and their time will beat this easily”. On their own part, FrozenMelody has over 100 failed attempts recorded on their YouTube channel before making a successful run.

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