Minecraft is now available in early access on select Chromebooks

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Minecraft, one of the most popular games, is a truly cross-platform title, available on virtually every modern and supported operating system: PC, Mac, consoles, mobile devices, and even cloud streaming services. The only missing piece is Chromebooks, but even these devices can finally play Minecraft as Mojang has just announced the game's release as an early access title.

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition brings everything fans love about the game to Google-powered laptops. You can play solo or with friends on different platforms, access the marketplace, and subscribe to Minecraft Realms.

Early access means only select Chromebooks that meet specific hardware requirements can run Minecraft. If you own a Chromebook and want to purchase the game in the Google Play Store, ensure your device has the following hardware:

Operating System ChromeOS 111 and newer
System Architecture 64-bit: x86_64 or ARM64-v8a
Processor Intel Celeron N4500
Intel Core i3-7130U or better
MediaTek MT8183
Qualcomm SC7180 or better
Memory 4GB of RAM or higher
Storage Minimum 1GB for the base game

You can learn more about Minecraft's early access on Chromebook on the official Minecraft Help support webpage. If you have a compatible device, download Minecraft for Chromebooks from the Google Play Store. Remember that early access also means higher chances of encountering bugs while playing, so expect developers to release bugfixes before the official launch (no official date yet).

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