When Mojang announced they would release free version of the Minecraft Windows 10 Beta to current Minecraft owners, I was impressed. A free OS and a free version of the new Minecraft? Turns out only one of those is worth the effort to download.
Minecraft Windows 10 edition is the Pocket Edition of Minecraft that was released August 2011. This four year old, stripped down, cheaper version of Minecraft is only played by extreme addicts that require Minecraft while on the toilet, or before falling asleep next to their Legos. To say Mojang “worked” on this edition to any degree is comical. This is the equivalent of Microsoft making a press release to announce the Windows 10 Character Map application.
All the menus and setting screens from the Pocket Edition are duplicated. All the limitations from Pocket Edition are right there in front of you, one of the settings is even a touchscreen virtual d-pad size adjustment. Mojang didn’t even attempt to disguise this blatant copy and paste programming job.
Things Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Cannot Do:
- Change resolution.
- Controller support.
- Fullscreen support.
- Mod support.
- World sizes equal to Xbox/Java editions
- Enchantment table.
- Produce fun feelings.
It is understood that this edition was meant to integrate with mobile users. Comprises would be necessary to accommodate the mobile market. Dear Mojang, there is a difference between integrate and emaciate. If you wanted a unified Minecraft player-base, why not integrate with Xbox One gamers? Or even other Java editions of Minecraft which is still superior. Thanks, but the kids can link up on their mobile devices, the PC will strictly be used for real games.