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Minecraft Preview
Developer(s)

Mojang Studios logo Mojang Studios

Publisher(s)

Xbox Game Studios

Platform(s)

WindowsXbox OneXbox Series X|S
iOSiPadOS

Written in

C++

Latest version

Preview 1.19.0.35

Release date

iOS & iPadOS closed beta: January 31, 2022
Xbox (Xbox Insider): February 7, 2022
Windows: February 9, 2022

Rating(s)

Same as Bedrock Edition

Size
  • iOS & iPadOS: 723.3 MB
  • Windows: ≈ 1.02 GB[1]
  • Xbox: Unknown[verify]
License

Terms of Use

Source available

No

Links

iOS & iPadOS
Windows (Alternative)

Minecraft Preview is an app players can use to test out beta features from Bedrock Edition. It works as a separate app, rather than the previous system of opt in beta content inside of the Bedrock Edition game itself.[2]

As of now, it is currently available for Windows PCs[3] and Xbox consoles[4], as well as limited users on iOS and iPadOS devices.

Development[]

On January 31, 2022, it was announced that the beta program would be expanded to other platforms, starting with iOS and iPadOS, in the form of Minecraft Preview app, separate from the normal Bedrock Edition app. The initial iOS and iPadOS launch was only limited to 500 users on TestFlight[5], which was later expanded by adding 500 more later on.[6]

Later on February 7, 2022, Minecraft Preview was released for Xbox players via Xbox Insider Hub first, to test the migration of player worlds to the new app. The testing period was divided into two phases, for which users who don't own Minecraft can participate in[4], before it is officially released only to those who have bought Minecraft on Xbox.[7]

After the Minecraft Preview releases on iOS, iPadOS, and Xbox, Windows received Minecraft Preview on February 9, 2022. Only players who own and bought the game can download and play Minecraft Preview.[8]

Installation[]

iOS & iPadOS[]

Installing Minecraft Preview on iOS and iPadOS requires the user to be enrolled on TestFlight, a beta enrollment app. The app is currently available to a limited amount of users. To get in click here.

Windows[]

The app is available on the Microsoft Store and Xbox app if the user has bought Bedrock Edition on their account. It has been confirmed that it will also be integrated into the new Minecraft Launcher for Windows, and will be available in the PC Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate in the future.[2]

Xbox[]

The app is available on the Xbox Insider Hub. During the first testing phase (the phase currently in), Xbox Insider players who don't own Minecraft can also participate.[4]

Other platforms[]

It is mentioned in the FAQ that Minecraft Preview is planned to be released on other platforms, with it being stated that the FAQ will be updated once the app is released on said platforms.[2]

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • The only Splash that can be seen in game is "Preview!!!".

References[]

  1. Minecraft Preview for Windows | Xbox
  2. a b c "Minecraft Preview FAQ - Home" – help.minecraft.net, January 31, 2022.
  3. "Happy Wednesday! Minecraft Preview is NOW available on Windows for all players who own the Bedrock version of Minecraft there. You can install by visiting the below link (you may have to refresh the page once for the "Install" button to appear)"@JORAX79 on Twitter, February 9, 2022
  4. a b c "The Minecraft Preview is now available to all Xbox Insiders on Xbox!" – news.xbox.com, February 7, 2022.
  5. "Day 1 Minecraft Preview on iOS stats (all anonymous):
    - Slots: 500
    - Installs: 487
    - Most sessions for 1 player: 46
    - Most crashes for 1 player: 20 (looking into this!)
    - JIRA (bugs.mojang.com) bugs created or up-voted for Preview: 6"
    @JORAX79 on Twitter, February 1, 2022
  6. "Hi all - we will be adding 500 additional slots for the iOS version of Minecraft Preview at 6:30pm PST (2:30am UTC)! That will be about 3 hours from now.

    As a reminder the opt-in link is http://aka.ms/PreviewApple. But it isn't ready yet - remember to check in 3 hours 😄"
    @JORAX79 on Twitter, February 3, 2022
  7. "This is true and warrants an update to the FAQ. The current Xbox Insider version of Preview is available to everyone in that program. When Preview officially releases on Xbox, it will only be available to those own Minecraft."@JORAX79 on Twitter, February 7, 2022
  8. "Happy Wednesday! Minecraft Preview is NOW available on Windows for all players who own the Bedrock version of Minecraft there. You can install by visiting the below link (you may have to refresh the page once for the "Install" button to appear)"@JORAX79 on Twitter, February 9, 2022
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