The full version of Minecraft is finally coming to Apple TV, as the Pocket and Windows 10 editions of the game leave beta and see the addition of endgame content.
Owners of Apple’s miniature black box can get their hands on Minecraft now. To make up for it being possibly the last format in the tech world to receive the game, the tvOS release will come with seven pieces of DLC to bolster the core world-building game.
Per developer Mojang’s blog, buyers of Minecraft: Apple TV Edition will receive the Holiday 2015, Town Folk, and City Folk skin packs, plus the Plastic, Natural, Cartoon, and Festive 2016 mash-ups packs. The DLC is available “for a limited time”.
Apple TV was previously graced with Minecraft: Story Mode, the narrative driven episodic adventure developed by Telltale Games, back in June but this marks the first time the full sandbox gamehas appeared on the device.
There is one slight downside – the Apple TV Edition currently doesn’t support Minecraft Realms or Xbox Live log-ins. However, Mojang says the game will be updated to support both features “in the near future”.
Elsewhere, Minecraft: Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Editionhave finally come out of beta. Both are now running at version 1.0, with updates available to download now.
The full version brings with it the Ender Update. This expands Minecraft’s world with a whole new realm to explore – The End – and the iconic Ender Dragon, the game’s major ‘boss’. The new area, which can be accessed after players have found, repaired, and re-activated the End Portal, also features unique cities, ships, and locations to explore, along with new enemies.
The Ender Update also adds in new items and crafting materials, such as End Stone bricks and Purpur objects. The regular Minecraft world will also see additions and fresh recipes, including igloos and polar bears.
While Pocket Edition has been in development in various iterations since 2011, and Windows 10 Edition since 2015, anyone buying the Apple TV Edition gets to jump to the front of the queue – that version launches with the Ender Update already included.