Mojang has announced that all existing owners of the Minecraft game on PC, will be able to get the game free on their new Windows 10 operating system. Windows 10 funny enough also rolled out today as a free upgrade, to all owners of Windows 7 and 8.1.
Mojang writes in a blog post:
Windows 10 – Microsoft’s shiny new operating system – launches tomorrow. As announced at MINECON 2015 a few weeks ago it features a brand-new Edition of Minecraft. We’re calling it Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta.
If you’re one of the 20 million(ish) players who already own Minecraft for PC/Mac, you get the new version for free. Completely free!
Read more on their blog.
This seems like one of the perks after Microsoft acquired Minecraft for 2.5 billion back in September 2014.
To get the free copy, just log in to your Mojang account, click the “Redeem” button on your account page, sign into your Microsoft account, and follow the instructions that follows. Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta will be available to downloaded via the Windows 10 Store.