Minecraft Makes its Official Debut on Chromebooks

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition, is now officially available on Google's Chromebooks, bringing expanded cross-platform play and the new Trails and Tales update.
Minecraft Now On Chromebooks
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Minecraft: Bedrock Edition has officially launched on Chromebooks. This development follows an early access version that was introduced in March. With the release on Chromebooks, the game further expands its availability, offering crossplay functionality allowing players on diverse platforms to engage together.

The game is now accessible via the Play Store for ChromeOS at a price of $19.99. This purchase includes access to the Android version of Minecraft, providing a bundle deal for users across both platforms. For those who already own the Android version, they can add the Chromebook version for a reduced price of $13.

Google has confirmed that the game is compatible with all Chromebooks launched within the last three years, outlining the minimum and recommended system requirements on the Minecraft support site. The specifications include an Intel Celeron N4500, Intel i3-7130U, Mediatek MT8183, Qualcomm SC7180, or AMD Ryzen 3 3250C processor or higher, ChromeOS 111, a 64-bit system architecture, 4GB of RAM, and a minimum of 1GB storage for game installation, maps, and additional files.

The new Chromebook version of Minecraft: Bedrock Edition also incorporates the latest Trails and Tales update. This feature-packed update brings a host of fresh additions to the game, such as a new cherry grove biome, various new mobs and blocks, and even the capability to ride a camel. Moreover, it introduces editable hanging signs, enabling players to leave messages for their friends within the game.

Crossplay support is included with a Microsoft account, facilitating cooperative play with friends across various other platforms like Android, Windows systems, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. However, users should note that porting worlds from another platform to Chromebooks isn’t supported, necessitating a fresh start on the new device.

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage

Shaun Savage is the founder and editor-in-chief of Try Hard Guides. He has been covering and writing about video games for over 9 years. He is a 2013 graduate of the Academy of Art University with an A.A. in Web Design and New Media. In his off-time, he enjoys playing video games, watching bad movies, and spending time with his family.

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