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Minecraft Java and Bedrock: what is the difference?

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Minecraft Bedrock

Minecraft Bedrock edition is cross-platform. It runs on iOS, Android, Xbox, Nintendo Switch and Windows 10, so pretty much every platform is supported. It’s often called mcpe (Minecraft Pocket Edition) because at the beginning it used to be the mobile version of Minecraft, then in 2018 Mojang decided to unify all different editions and created the “Bedrock edition”. Bedrock it where the marketplace exists, a in-game store where map makers, just like me, can sell high quality content and get financial support for all the work that goes into making a proper map.

Minecraft Java

Minecraft Java Edition is the legacy version of the game and runs only on Windows (as a program), Mac and Linux computer. It doesn’t have the marketplace, nor compatibility with other platforms. It’s a stand alone version which really often has more features than Bedrock, especially command-related ones. This edition is also home to mods and mod packs, modifications of the game, written in the Java programming language, which add countless new features to the game and can really push the boundaries extending the purpose of the game.

Which is the best?

So in the end, which one do I choose? Well, I own both versions of the game and it depends on what you want to do. If you want to play with friends who are on mobile devices and consoles and get access to the marketplace then Minecraft Bedrock is for you. Instead if you want to work with commands, play modded and your friends play Java, well you should get this one.

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