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Designs made by other Minecraft players can be purchased using a new virtual currency that can be bought through in-app purchases.
The new Minecraft Coins currency will be tied to your account using Microsoft’s Xbox Live service.
Minecraft Marketplace Mojang That’s not to say there won’t be issues with its implementation.
By adding micro-transactions and a virtual currency, Minecraft on mobile devices will join the thousands of other games facing the problems with in-app purchases.
Microsoft is set to add Minecraft Coins to the platform that will live in a user’s Microsoft Xbox Live virtual wallet and is accessible for marketplace purchases on any platform.
The new currency will live in a user’s Microsoft Xbox Live virtual wallet and is accessible for marketplace purchases on any platform.
‘But, by using the Minecraft brand for the currency, Microsoft appears to see this as a self-contained move, rather than the start of something larger.’
Minecraft is set to launch a marketplace that showcases curated content for Pocket and Windows 10 players.
Scroll down for videoMinecraft is set to launch a marketplace (pictured) that showcases curated content for Pocket and Windows 10 players.
Minecraft gets own currency
Minecraft gets own currencyMinecraft, the hugely popular sandbox video game owned by Microsoft, is introducing its own currency for a new marketplace of add-ons built by third-party developers.
The Minecraft Marketplace will sell things such as maps and skin and texture packs that have be developed by approved, professional “content creators”.
The coins will be stored in players’ Microsoft Xbox Live virtual wallets, from where they will be accessible for marketplace purchases on different platforms.
To pay for the new goods, players will need to convert real world money for Minecraft Coins through appstores on supported devices, such as iOS, Android and Windows.
At launch, nine developers are onboard, with more to follow.