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Thread: Minecraft in 2018

  1. #1
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

    Registered: Aug 2007
    Location: New Zealand

    Minecraft in 2018

    Here's what I understand as an outsider looking in.

    • Minecraft Bedrock, formerly Pocket Edition is now THE Minecraft as far as MS is concerned. It was retitled to just "Minecraft". Vanilla Minecraft is now "Minecraft: Java Edition".
    • Bedrock now more or less has parity with Java Edition. The next major update v1.13 "Update Aquatic" will launch pretty much at the same time across all versions, including Java.
    • Since the late 2017 "Better Together" update the game has cross-platform multiplayer across Windows 10, Xbox 1, Android, iOS and (some time within the next few months) Nintendo Switch. PS4 is the only hold-out because Sony doesn't want to play ball.
    • Modders can monetise their work and sell it on Mojang's storefront. Premium expansion content you've purchased will carry across all platforms with a version of Bedrock.


    The upcoming "Super Duper Graphics Pack" announced at the Xbox E3 2017 conference will launch on all versions of Bedrock, so including mobile and Switch. Obviously the likes of 4K textures will require a high-end PC or a Xbox 1 X, you will see the likes of new shaders on all Bedrock platforms. Super Duper has delayed quite a few times because they have to do the likes of rewriting the entire graphics pipeline; the current release period is undetermined. Don't expect it "any time soon".


  2. #2
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    Unfortunately the Super Duper version isn't coming to the PS4 either, which is a shame as my oldest son (7) has been really looking forward to it.

  3. #3
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
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    Quote Originally Posted by twisty View Post
    Unfortunately the Super Duper version isn't coming to the PS4 either, which is a shame as my oldest son (7) has been really looking forward to it.
    Yup, Sony not wanting to do cross-platform MP kills some motivation to putting Bedrock onto PS4 any time soon; Super Duper is for Bedrock. I wouldn't be surprised if Bedrock comes to Sony platforms eventually because maintaining the legacy console versions will become an increasing waste of resources (FYI Better Together update replaced the legacy console versions with new Bedrock ports on Xbox 1 + some time this year Switch).

  4. #4
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    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    So is the creator of Minecraft proud of his creation, always standing by it etc? Or being like one of those one hit wonder song artists who avoid it like the plague and refuse to talk about it?

    Fellow coders like Alexi Paijinov who developed Tetris have proudly stood by their works for all of time, but some see it as them having hit their peak too early and grow to dislike it.

    Personally I'd be very happy if I ever managed to develop even a single game on THAT kinda level. And for the record I'd not even put Minecraft in the same league as Tetris, but it was t have the only comparison that came to mind.
    Last edited by icemann; 11th Feb 2018 at 00:37.

  5. #5
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    Registered: Aug 2004
    The creator of Minecraft sold it to Microsoft for a few billion dollars. Since then he's been a right-wing nutcase twitter troll.

  6. #6
    Member
    Registered: Mar 2001
    Location: Melbourne, Australia
    Well there you go. He went the later.

  7. #7
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    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    Guy hit the pop culture jackpot. Doesn't matter what he thinks about it. But I imagine he's proud of it since it was obviously a labor of love pet project in the earliest days.

    I paid for it ages ago and the system doesn't recognize my account & won't allow me to reinstate it, which is kind of a drag but whatever... I play the version from 8 or so years ago anyway.

  8. #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by demagogue View Post
    I paid for it ages ago and the system doesn't recognize my account & won't allow me to reinstate it, which is kind of a drag but whatever...
    Yeah you have to migrate your account if you wanna play the new Win 10 version: https://account.mojang.com/migrate

  9. #9
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    Registered: Feb 2001
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    the console versions are a lot more user friendly, I imagine thats where the sales are at

  10. #10
    PC Gamering Smartey Man
    I <3 consoles and gamepads

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    Quote Originally Posted by PigLick View Post
    the console versions are a lot more user friendly, I imagine thats where the sales are at
    Bedrock versions have a tutorial.

  11. #11
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    Registered: Jan 2003
    Location: NeoTokyo
    Quote Originally Posted by henke View Post
    Yeah you have to migrate your account if you wanna play the new Win 10 version: https://account.mojang.com/migrate
    1.
    Quote Originally Posted by https://account.mojang.com/migrate/import
    Error! Your Minecraft account has already been migrated to a Mojang account.
    2.
    Quote Originally Posted by https://minecraft.net/en-us/profile
    Your profile
    It looks like you don’t own Minecraft for PC/Mac. Buy it here!


    Edit: I sent a message to them asking how I can verify my purchase. I know the rough date, too, (early December 2011) because I bought it just to join deth's server, and went on to build this on it, and I have a Dec. 6, 2011, email from Mojang notifying my username.
    Last edited by demagogue; 12th Feb 2018 at 11:57.

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