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The Bedrock Edition is the foundation from which the various platform editions are ported.

Minecraft is a popular sandbox game developed by Mojang Studios, a subsidiary of Xbox Game Studios. It is a survival and block building game created by Markus "Notch" Persson, with development starting in 2009. It is available on iOS and iPadOS via Apple's App Store.

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Pocket Edition[]

Minecraft: Pocket Edition is the version for mobile platforms including the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It was released on November 17, 2011. It is similar to the PC version but is written in C++, and allows cross-platform play with Windows 10 and console editions.[1]

Apple TV Edition[]


The Apple TV edition was discontinued in September 2018.

Minecraft: Apple TV Edition was the version for Apple TV, introduced in October 2016 and officially released on December 19, 2016.[2] It was the last Bedrock Edition to have an "Edition" subtitle and was discontinued and removed from the Apple TV Store on September 24, 2018.[3]

Console Edition[]

Minecraft Console Edition

The Console Edition is developed by 4J Studios and SkyBox Labs.

Minecraft: Console Edition is the version for console platforms including the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, and formerly PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U. It is developed by 4J Studios and SkyBox Labs, and is also available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility.

Other versions[]

Java Edition[]


The Java edition is the original version of Minecraft.

Minecraft: Java Edition, formerly referred to as "PC Edition", is the original version of Minecraft, which entered public beta on May 17, 2009 and was formally released as version 1.0 on November 18, 2011. It can be played on macOS and Windows through supported web browsers that support Java.[4]


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