Your blocky Minecraft worlds could soon invade reality.
During a Windows 10 event in New York City, Microsoft revealed that Minecraft players will be able to 3D print their creations next year. The same goes for what they build inside Paint 3D, the new art creation tool that Microsoft also unveiled at the event. This will be possible thanks to the Creator’s Update, which will hit the operating system in early 2017.
You’ll be able to upload creations from both to Remix 3D, a new Microsoft community where Windows users can share their work. Creations from the 3D modelling software SketchUp can also be put on Remix 3D. This is also where you’ll be able to 3D print these virtual objects.
Minecraft is one of the most popular titles of the $99.6 billion gaming industry, which is why Microsoft bought the game and its developer Mojang in 2014 for $2.5 billion. Minecraft is famous for user-generated content, and now its players can make their virtual creations real.
The social aspect has also been important for Minecraft. Remix 3D will give players a new place to check out friends’ creations without even having to boot up the game.