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(Availability) Bedrock engine on Mac & Linux

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    Han29Wild commented
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    Would really love a bedrock edition for Mac because I play with my friends on a realm and I can't always play with the pocket edition on my phone. It's pretty hard to control with fingers on the screen.

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    SmirkVG commented
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    With the announcement of Project Catalyst which provides numerous tools to allow iOS-built apps to be easily recompiled to run on macOS, I think this availability request is worth talking about again. Now's the perfect time to look into porting the Bedrock engine to macOS, which is becoming more and more like iOS, and iOS already supports the game. Additionally, after Apple transitions all their notebook and desktop products to their own Silicon chips, there will be no excuse for not having a port; those chips literally run iOS apps natively! If the concern is over Microsoft wanting exclusive ownership, well, that just doesn't make sense. There's a whole market out there asking for a macOS port, and with the tools mentioned above, a port should be far from difficult. Hell, there was a version available for Apple's TV for some time, but not macOS? The Education Edition is available for Mac and runs on the Bedrock engine, but the base game isn't available? It just doesn't make sense.

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    Pls make this

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    please!!!!!!!!!!!!! i want this sooo bad!

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    AarishSqueak commented
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    So this is kind of delayed but you could always use windows 10 bootcamp for mac, but that problem will also be fixed if you don't want to because apple stated that in Q3/Q4 of 2020 they will release an arm base mac. arm is the same cpu base used in apple phones and apple stated that you will be able to run all ios and iPadOS apps on there unless the dev agrees to pay a monthy fee to  keep there app of the app store. it doesn't look like mojang would opt out especially because the play store version of minecraft is available on chromebooks with keyboard and mouse support.

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    Evan Nayee commented
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    Bedrock should come to Mac OS, especially now because of Apple Silicon. I don't feel that it needs to come to Linux at the same time (Mac should be priority).

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    Evan Nayee commented
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    I also want to point out that Education Edition which is available on Macs (Current Intel ones not just future Apple Silicon) is Bedrock based so this seems to be arbitrary and not a tech issue.

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    Felix Zhang commented
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    This is the suggestion with the second most votes, however the first and the third most voted ones are getting under review, seriously?!?!?

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    Evan Nayee commented
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    Chrome OS would be a nice touch as well since Education Edition is already available there.

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    Yeah just make it part of the App Store

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    Yonatan Dafna commented
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    Especially with Macs getting ARM-based chips, and Mojang already have Minecraftt working on iOS, making it for macOS is just copy, paste, and remove some buttons. It would be the same even without Apple silicon, but with it it's much easier - in fact it will be automatically available in the Mac app store if Mojang doesn't specifically set an option.

     

    For Linux - It's another thing. We have the Minecraft Bedrock Linux launcher, which just emulates Android (lol). Minecraft Bedrock is in C++, so I don't understand why it's so DIFFICULT to just make it for macOS/Linux!

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    Awesome5364 commented
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    If I could ask anything of Minecraft developers, it would be this. Bedrock needs to be available on Mac. All of my friends play on Bedrock, and I am stuck with only Java on my MacBook Air. Mac users should be able to choose between Java or Bedrock, like on windows 10. The other option would be to allow cross play between Java and Bedrock, but since each version has exclusive features, it probably wouldn’t work for cross play. When the “Better Together” update was added, it shouldn’t have excluded Macs.

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    SealyGaming commented
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    this is good but whats the point of having java then

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    Ari RERA 43 commented
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    As a now Windows player (previously on a Mac) I would have appreciated to be able to play with all my friends who don’t know the difference between java and bedrock editions. Bedrock can also perform much better and would likely be welcome to people using MacOS because it’s just not for gaming. Many family computers are macs too and Microsoft would hit another huge demographic of families and students.

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    truggles1 commented
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    Raspberry pi edition shows it is possible because the OS is based off of Linux and we have education edition on Mac.

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    Swabler commented
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    This would be huge, I anticipate that the reasons for not having bedrock on mac are varied, but it would be great to be able to run bedrock on MacOS. 

    Hopefully Big Sur will lead to forced compatibility, since you can just play the iOS version on MacOS, but still, would be great to actually have access to a bedrock made for MacOS.

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    thirdplanet42 commented
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    Yes, PLEASE. I really would like to enjoy realms with my girlfriend, but I have MacOS :(

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    LASTtsal commented
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    I had to post a comment because someone was so grotesquely wrong, I needed to correct it.

     

    macOS IS NOT BUILT ON TOP OF LINUX. It's built on top of BSD. One is an OS designed to perfectly emulate Unix. One is ACTUALLY UNIX.

     

    Second - Microsoft is being extremely lazy about this. Porting from openGL 2 -> Metal has been done. Lots. There's no excuse for there not to be a Bedrock edition for macOS other than Microsoft sucks as a group of individuals - not their products - as people.

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    Honestly having Minecraft on my mac would be a dream as I really want to play with my friends better and access things like Hypixel as well as get better at PVP as I think mobile controls are great but fighting is kinda wonky so pls Mojang pls add Minecraft bedrock addition for mac

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    YTG1235281 commented
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    For OceanicArtist87: Hypixel is for Minecraft Java, not Bedrock

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    ghostcat5138 commented
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    Removing the java edition doesn’t need to happen. Like win10 you can download both bedrock and java

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    PatTheSilent commented
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    I want to see Bedrock on Linux but not at the expense of Java.

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    Yes, yes, yes! This means that you won't need a Windows 10 PC to play Bedrock!