Minecraft Classic Available Now For Free, Mine Like It’s 2009
Minecraft is currently in the midst of its 10-year anniversary celebration, the popular sandbox franchise taking a look back at its incredible prominence and evolution over the last decade. To mark the occasion, Mojang has released a nostalgic version of the experience called Minecraft Classic, allowing players to play the game as it was during the game’s earliest days.
Available to anyone with a working browser, the Classic experience gives players access to Minecraft’s original Alpha build, returning players to simpler times when core mining and crafting gameplay was much more straightforward. The throwback features all the initial items, a base lineup of 32 blocks, and even the game’s original bugs; showing fans just how far Minecraft has come after 10 years of regular updates.
You know what’s better than new content? Good ol’ nostalgia! To celebrate the 10 year anniversary of Minecraft, we’re releasing MINECRAFT CLASSIC to your browser. Play the original creative mode, complete with 32 blocks and all the beloved bugs!
— Minecraft (@Minecraft) May 7, 2019
Those with a strong case of nostalgia or are just curious about Minecraft Classic need not pay any money for this creative fun, as this version is freely available to play via the official Minecraft website. Mojang isn’t leaving their big celebration there, as the company is additionally offering Minecraft for 50% off its original price for every platform as well as a nifty theme park map for Bedrock Edition players to explore. There’s also an event planned for the game’s actual anniversary date of May 17th, where a special Minecraft-themed announcement is expected to take place.
Take a walk down memory lane and celebrate 10 years of Minecraft with @BlockWorksYT’s amazing Minecraft theme park map – featuring a mob garden, clever redstone contraptions, hidden easter eggs and much more! Available on both Java and Bedrock.
— Minecraft (@Minecraft) May 10, 2019
The current Bedrock Edition of Minecraft is out now for Android, iOS, Mac, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Xbox One, while the Legacy version is available for PlayStation 4.
What do you think? Are you interested in taking a blocky time machine to ten years ago, or is the current Minecraft too good to ever go back? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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