People coming next year Minecraft To continue playing, they need a Microsoft account, according to a message on the website of the game.
The change applies to players of the original Minecraft. Since 2011 there are two versions that have been developed separately. Minecraft: Bedrock Edition was made for game consoles and the Windows Store. A Microsoft account has always been required for this.
Now also the original Minecraft: Java Edition from 2009. Previously, people could log in with an account from developer Mojang, but from “early next year” a Microsoft account is required. People who do not transfer cannot play anymore.
According to Mojang, players can be better protected because of the switch. “The biggest advantage is the ability to use two-factor authentication to log in.” In addition to a password, this also requires a unique code, as an extra security layer.
Players switching accounts will not lose any information or progress. In the coming months, people will be informed by email about the switch. Although players will all have to log in with Microsoft accounts, it will not be possible to play online with people who have the other version of the game.