Since its release on desktop platforms, Minecraft has gradually increased in popularity so much so that the open-world building game is available on a wide variety of devices, from consoles to phones and now even on Apple TV.
The company initially announced the release of Minecraft on Apple TV during the last moments of its October press event, where Apple unveiled their newest MacBook Pro. Although it was one of the less noteworthy announcements, it was quite surprising to see a partnership between Apple and Microsoft, which is the publisher of Minecraft.
Apple and Microsoft were able to meet the deadline for the game’s release on Apple TV, which during the press event they only announced that it would be coming by the end of the year. It seems that Minecraft will be the latest addition to a number of other games available for Apple TV, which the company also keeps promoting as a pseudo-console.
Nonetheless, Minecraft is a welcome addition to the device especially for casual gamers who haven’t tried it yet. Minecraft is an open-word sandbox game in which players have the ability to build various structures, recreate sites from the real world as well as even develop technologies inside the game like a functioning calculator.
Unfortunately, at launch, Apple TV doesn’t provide support for either Xbox Live or Microsoft Realms. However, developer Mojang has stated that will eventually support those features and more in the updates to come. You can also play Minecraft on Apple TV in both the Creative Mode which features unlimited resources in order to build as much as you like, or Survival Mode, which offers some action and thrills besides the joy of creating.
Those interested in the game can buy their Minecraft: Apple TV Edition for $20 from the device’s App Store. Additionally, this version of the game also supports the wide range of DLC which has been released for the game such as Town Folk, Natural, Cartoon, Festive 2016 mash-ups, and more.
What do you think about the game? Have you ever tried it before? If not, are you going to play it on the Apple TV?
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