Microsoft and Mojang are bringing Minecraft to Chromebooks, specifically the Bedrock Edition. Unfortunately, you’ll need a rather modern Chromebook to play it, and what that means is going to baffle a number of frustrated parents.
In a blog post, Mojang said that it doesn’t have a release date for the full version of the Minecraft Bedrock Edition on ChromeOS, though the company plans to release updates as close to the timing of other platforms as possible. That means that the version for Chromebooks will include the Trails and Tails update, with its ability to ride camels and other features. Technically, what’s being released is an “Early Access” edition.
“Early Access,” though, means bugs. Mojang isn’t promising that the version of the game released for Chromebooks won’t have its own unique glitches, though it’s trying to work with early adopters to nail them down before the game’s actual release.
Like Skyrim, Minecraft has long been a staple on various gaming platforms, including PCs, consoles and even a version for mobile devices. However, the game’s absence on Chromebooks was a notable gap in its availability. Users are already on able to simply visit the Google Play Store and search for the game on Android, where they’ll be able to find the new version, too. (The Chrome OS version will be sold separately, Mojang says.)
Once downloaded, players can sign in with their Microsoft account or create a new one. Since…