Minecraft is a sandbox construction game created by Markus “Notch” Persson and Mojang. It developed on the Java platform. The game of Minecraft allows the players to collect, and destroy lots of blocks in a three dimensional. For your information, the game of Minecraft takes inspiration from multiple sources, specifically the game Infiniminer.
Based on the research, development of Minecraft began in May 2009, with pre-orders for the full game starting June 13, 2009. Officially, the game was released by Notch in the middle of November 2011 during MineCon. Minecraft has sold over 176 million copies worldwide across all platforms during late 2019, making it the second highest selling video game of all time.
Minecraft has experienced some stages of evolution throughout the years. It is available across a variety of platforms. In this article, we are going also to share the information about Minecraft versions. Just look at text below.
Originally referred to as PC Edition. This Java Edition is the original platform of Minecraft that developed by Mojang AB. It is available for Windows, MacOS, and Linux.
This is the multi-platform version that includes:
- Pocket Edition (previously for Android and iOS devices)
- Windows 10 Edition
- Nintendo Switch Edition
- Xbox One Edition (Application Version)
- PlayStation 4 Edition
- Gear VR Edition
- Fire TV Edition
LEGACY CONSOLE EDITION
A category of Minecraft versions developed for a variety of gaming consoles over the years, including:
- Xbox One (Disc Version)
- Xbox 360
- Wii U
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 4 (Disc Version)
- PlayStation Vita
- Nintendo Switch
NEW NINTENDO 3DS EDITION
A version of Minecraft which is available for the New Nintendo 3DS XL, New Nintendo 3DS, and New Nintendo 2DS XL. However, this version is not available for any of the original 3DS models.
This is an educational version of Minecraft that was designed for classroom use. It contains a variety of unique tools and interfaces to aid in the teaching or learning process. No other version of Minecraft is like it.
MINECRAFT: STORY MODE
This is a separate, stand-alone episodic video game series that developed by Telltale Games in collaboration with Mojang. This Minecraft version does not offer the same freedom and procedurally produced world from other versions. Instead, the player is guided through a rather linear story, creating choices that affect the outcome.
We get information that Minecraft China is a localized edition of Minecraft for mainland China. It developed by Mojang AB and NetEase and first released for PC on August 8, 2017. Apparently, it is a stripped-down version of Minecraft Java and Bedrock Editions with servers being limited to only servers approved and hosted in China.
Another Minecraft version is Minecraft earth. This is an upcoming augmented reality (AR) mobile game for iOS and Android. You have to know that Minecraft Earth is currently in its first Closed Beta release.