Mojang has announced that different PC versions of Minecraft will come together in a package that was released on June 7.
The new bundle, Minecraft: Java and Bedrock Edition for PC, will become the standard version of Minecraft on PC in the future. mojang, in the blog post stressed that this package will not combine the two versions; they will simply create a package that includes both versions and offer these versions to users for a single price. "To be clear, Java and Bedrock will continue to be separate games with their own distinctive features," Mojang's announcement said.
Additionally, all PC players with any version will be upgraded to the new bundle for free within a few days after the change takes effect.
Until now, PC gamers have been in a dilemma about which version of Minecraft to get, and the dilemma has largely been down to personal preference. The original Minecraft version, the Java version, is seen by some as a better option on PC for its larger servers and mod offerings, but due to being coded in Java, this version is largely incompatible with other platforms as well.
That's why Mojang developed the Bedrock Edition, which is the standard version that most Minecraft players probably play these days. This version of the game is the one that players play on console or mobile, and the Bedrock Edition provides crossplay between all compatible devices. Minecraft Java Edition players can only crossplay with people from the same version downloaded on PC, Mac, and Linux.
From June 7, PC gamers who want to crossplay to play with their friends in Java or Bedrock need to start the corresponding version from the new package; this will remove the dilemmas and arguments and completely simplify the process of getting into Minecraft on its original system.