Microsoft has launched an early version of Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for chromeOS. The game will run on Chromebooks thanks to Android app support. The chromeOS version of Minecraft will include cross-device play with friends, a marketplace, and realms play support.
What is known
Mojang released Minecraft: Education Edition for Chromebooks back in 2020, but you needed a school license or a Microsoft 365 Education account to play it. But it looks like it’s time for a full version. Of course, Minecraft has its own system requirements:
- Operating system: chromeOS 111 or later;
- Processor Intel Celeron N4500, Intel i3-7130U, Mediatek MT8183, Qualcomm SC7180 or better;
- At least 1 GB of free space to store maps, additional files, etc.
“Early Access means that in this first phase, only select Chromebooks that meet the minimum requirements will be able to purchase Minecraft, so you’ll have to check the Google Play Store to see if Minecraft is available to you,” explains a Mojang spokesperson at blog.
Until now, Chromebook users have had to use workarounds to run Minecraft on Chrome OS or settle for Minecraft: Education Edition. The Java version of the game requires Linux programs on your Chromebook and some manual steps to run Minecraft, and even then you’ll need a high-end Chromebook to handle the performance requirements.
Source: The Verge