Monday, April 10, 2017

Minecraft Adding Real-Money Marketplace

I just noticed this news post over at Blue's News saying that Minecraft is adding a real-money marketplace. Good idea? Bad idea? What do you guys think of this?

Millions of Players, Dozens of Devices, One Minecraft Marketplace. Partner content will appear in the Minecraft in-game Store, which is available to Minecraft Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition, including Windows 10, Android, iOS, Apple TV, Gear VR, Oculus and Amazon Kindle Minecraft players.

  • The in-game store makes it easy for players to download and install new maps, textures and skins without ever leaving the game.
  • Every new submission from partners is reviewed for quality and safety before it is added to the store and available to players.
  • Players use Minecraft Coins, a virtual currency, to make purchases. This allows creators to set a single price globally.