Mojang announced the release of Minecraft on the Apple TV. Minecraft is a game about placing blocks and going on adventures. Explore randomly generated worlds and just build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of the castles. You can play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources or mine deep in Survival Mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off dangerous mobs. Gamers can do all the alone or with friends.
As usual, it’s the Minecraft experience you know and perhaps love, but with a few things is missing. Namely, the multiplayer Minecraft Realms and Xbox Live support, though the developers say those features will be added in the ‘near future.’ The $20 entry price gets you the game as well as seven DLC packs: the Holiday 2015, Town Folk and City Folk skin packs as well as the Plastic, Cartoon, Natural, and Festive 2016 ‘mash-ups.’
And, Minecraft: Apple TV Edition will also come with the Ender Update, released at the same time for Pocket and Windows 10 versions of the game. This update adds a chunk of the single player gameplay to Minecraft in the form of an alternate dimension (the End), populated by the various baddies and items (e.g., Ender Pearls and Ender Crystals), as well as the Ender Dragon itself.
Minecraft was first announced for Apple TV by Tim Cook at Apple’s October MacBook Pro refresh event, though details on how the game would play were slim. But the game sounds like it will be pretty up-to-date, aside from those missing multiplayer features. The Apple TV edition include the just-announced ‘Ender update,’ that brings a whole bunch of new single-player content to experience. If you want to check it all out, you can grab the app on Apple TV now.