Minecraft: Pocket Edition players will soon download and play community creations from inside the game itself in the new Marketplace.
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After the Apple takes its 30 percent cut, developer Mojang said the creators will receive most of the profits from their work.
Mojang has lined up some well-known names to provide content for the launch including adventure maps, texture packs, minigames and more. Anyone with a registered business can also apply to provide paid content here.
Thankfully, the new marketplace won’t stop gamers from downloading free content as well. Here’s more from a Mojang blog post:
The idea is to give Minecraft creators another way to make a living from the game, allowing them to support themselves in the creation of ever-greater projects, while giving Pocket and Windows 10 players access to a growing catalogue of fun stuff – curated and supplied by us, safely and simply. And, of course, you can still manually download free community creations you’ve found out there on the internet, too.
To make purchases, the game will introduce a Minecraft Coins. A public beta of the coins system will launch on Android this month, and the Marketplace should officially arrive later in the spring.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition is designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and all iPad models. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for $6.99.
A separate version of the game is also available for the fourth-generation Apple TV. Minecraft: Apple TV edition is $19.99.
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