The Discovery Update is nearly here, bringing with it a wealth of mystery for you to uncover! Hunt secret stashes of loot with cartographer’s maps! Venture into the menacing woodland mansions! Journey beyond the veil of awesome creations on minecraft and return once more with the Totem of Undying!

But there are greater treasures still — made by the amazing Minecraft community and made easily available to you through the all new Marketplace. For the first time, Pocket and Windows 10 players can browse, download and play cool community creations from within the game itself. The idea is to give Minecraft creators another way to make a living from the game, allowing them to support themselves in the creation of ever-greater projects, while giving Pocket and Windows 10 players access to a growing catalogue of fun stuff — curated and supplied by us, safely and simply. To make all this happen, we’re introducing Minecraft Coins which you can buy using in-app purchases on your device. Coins let creators set flexible prices and take their share of what they sell. We’re currently talking with our platform partners about how to make this happen, so stay tuned.

We’ll have a public beta launching on Android in mid-April. This will focus on testing the new Minecraft Coins, so you won’t see any creator content in the beta, but we’ll add that when we launch later in Spring. Let us know what you think! Look out for articles on our amazing launch partners, too. There’s lots of awesome stuff to discover! This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.