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Minecraft is coming to Xbox Game Pass next month

Minecraft is the latest Microsoft-owned game to be added to Xbox Game Pass.

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Minecraft is the latest Microsoft-owned game to be added to Xbox Game Pass.

During yesterday’s Inside Xbox broadcast, Microsoft announced that Minecraft will join the Xbox Game Pass library from April 4, 2019.

Minecraft is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its original developmental release this year, during which time it has amassed over 91 million players worldwide. The game has so far been released on over 20 different platforms, from the PC and Xbox One, to the Nintendo Switch and Speak & Spell. (We think.)

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Despite its age, Minecraft shows no signs of slowing down, or losing its popularity. Microsoft continues to support the game on a regular basis, and will be rolling out a new ‘Village & Pillage’ update later this spring.

The full game will be available to subscribers, although it’s worth remembering that a separate Xbox Live membership is required to play the game online. Xbox Game Pass trials begin at $1/£1 for the first month for new subscribers.

Inside Xbox – March update

On the same Inside Xbox broadcast, Brian Jarrard from 343 Industries also confirmed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection is finally coming to PC, and that fan-favourite Halo: Reach will be added to the collection on PC and console.

Other news included our first glimpse of the new Xbox Wireless Controller Phantom White Special Edition, and a closer look at Microsoft’s Project xCloud game-streaming technology.

Catch up with all the announcements via the official Xbox YouTube channel.

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