Mojang has introduced a new app to allow players to try new Minecraft features.
The Preview app for Minecraft will replace the current system.
To test out new features for Minecraft Bedrock, players need to download the Xbox Insider App, sign up to the beta program, and then switch between the current and beta releases as you wish. The new Minecraft Preview app will eliminate most of the hassle.
Minecraft. Credit: Mojang/Microsoft
Mojang released Minecraft Preview on the official blogIt also provided details about the changes that are coming. Betas are currently only available for Xbox, Windows, Android, and Mac, but the app will soon be available on other platforms. It’s a separate app to Minecraft Bedrock so there won’t be any need to switch builds. Minecraft Preview will initially be available for iOS, Xbox, Windows 10/11, though Mojang is currently working on expanding it to more platforms.
The blog post also noted that worlds can’t currently be imported into Minecraft Preview. Preview will not have a lot of features, including cross-platform multiplayer and the marketplace (but only for certain platforms), realms/featured server, achievements, and marketplace.
In other news, a patch for Elden Ring has put a stop to hackers breaking players’ save files. Prior to the patch, an exploit was in the game that allowed PC players to hack another player’s save file, causing them to infinitely spawn in an invalid area of the world, resulting in a permanent in-game death cycle.