Exciting times are up ahead for Minecraft players. Mojang, the Microsoft-owned studio behind this game, has confirmed that Minecraft is going to get a community marketplace this spring. The marketplace will play host to content made by players that other players can purchase if they want to. The marketplace will be available on mobile and Windows 10 PC editions of Minecraft.
Minecraft Pocket and Windows 10 players will be able to download and play with community creations from inside the game itself. Mojang will work with approved creators to come out with a launch catalogue of adventure maps, texture packs, minigames, and more. These creators include the likes of Sphax, Noxcrew, BlockWorks, Polymaps, and more.
Mojang will open up submissions to anyone with a registered business. For more information on how you can apply to take part in its community marketplace for Minecraft, head over to this website.
Mojang says that the idea behind this endeavor is to provide Minecraft creators with another way of generating revenue from the game while Pocket and Windows 10 players have access to a growing catalogue of fun stuff. Minecraft players will also be able to manually download free community creations from elsewhere on the internet as well.
Mojang has introduced Minecraft Coins for this purpose. They can be bought using in-app purchases and will allow creators to set flexible prices and take their share of what they sell. Players are promised access to whatever they buy across devices via their Xbox Live account.
A public beta of the community marketplace is going to be launched later this month on Android but this will be focused on testing Minecraft Coins so no creator content will be available. The marketplace will be properly launched later this spring.