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(Availability) Bedrock engine on Mac & Linux

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    I'm adding my two cents by putting a +1. As a Linux user, I would love to be able to play the Bedrock version of Minecraft with my friends on a console!

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    I wish this would happen, then I could play Minecraft bedrock with my friends again.

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    We're a Windows/Android/Linux household, and between the three of us we've purchased at least 5 copies of the game. Weird that one if the machines is unable to join the others in multiplayer.

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    I find this especially weird since they created a bedrock build for iOS and iPadOS. The same build with tweaks to use keyboard and mouse input shouldn't be that terrible of an effort. In the early days of the M1 app store, you could sideload the mobile version and it played great. 

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    I can only agree with porting Minecraft Bedrock to Mac and Linux but I wouldn't want it on the cost of Minecraft Java. They should be able to port it. It's not impossible. They still ported the game to some consoles. That's enough proof to say they should be able to do such a thing.

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    The MCPE launcher which our family have used to play minecraft on linux (using bought-for copies) is coming to an end, partly due to lack of developer time and renderdragon changes.  Maybe Mojang would consider an official Linux release (especially now that we welcome so many linux gamers through the steamdeck), or help the MCPE project to get past this issue.  As others have said it is not a technical hurdle, and I find minecraft on linux is the best experience of minecraft I've had to date (including vs java or Win10 bedrock).  Thank you!

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    I would love for the Bedrock edition to be available on Mac. I have played this game for as long as I can remember and I currently have a 2019 MacBook with intel. I think it would be a smart move to bring bedrock to the Mac as there are already roundabout ways of getting it on the Mac some of which I have even tried! These ways come at the expense of Mojang as you are losing out on money. Coming from someone who already owns every version of the game imaginable I would buy it again just to be able to play on my mac as it's currently the only computer I have that is strong enough to play it. I also understand that Minecraft is owned by Microsoft now and maybe this is a way of trying to make people buy a Windows device but most of the population would not switch a device just for one game. I really hope that this can become a reality as It would greatly benefit many people and improve the already great cross-platform play functionality!!

    I really hope this is considered for Minecraft. 

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    Minecraft Bedrock for GNU/Linux shouldn't cause big tecnical issues as the server side is already available for it and since Bedrock was born to bring cross-platform play it seems quite nonsense not having it available on all platform supported by Java.
    I hope a day it will available through Flatpak, SNAP or a launcher if not directly by the repos of the distributions, and in MacOS already exist a fully working store, so it shouldn't be hard to deliver.

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    I'd really like to see Minecraft Bedrock expand onto Linux and MacOS. I don't think a port is impossible. They already managed to do that with a good amount of consoles. Also, it's already displayed in the launcher. It just needs to get support.

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    This would be a godsend for my Steam Deck. With it I could easily play crossplay minecraft with gyro and touchpads on the go. 

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    I've been playing Java Minecraft on my Mac for years.  Until recently, I also played Bedrock Minecraft using Parallels and Windows.  THat's no longer possible with Apple Silicon Macs.  With all the versions of Minecraft out there, it seems impossible that Mac and Linux isn't supported.  There are great advantages to Bedrock and Java.  I like playing both.  Please port Bedrock to the Mac.

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    While there is certainly a business element to their refusal, we'll just mention what seems to be the most practical way to implement this on both platforms:

    OSX: we don't know enough to say for sure, but if IOS uses the same Metal API for graphics as OSX, it should be almost trivial to port over.

    GNU/Linux: If the Android version is tweaked to use the common subset of Bionic and glibc, both platforms should work on nearly identical codebases. If Microsoft is truly as supportive of OSS as they claim, they should prove it by implementing the known set of patches used in the community launchers to adapt their Android release into an almost 0 maintenance Android and GNU/Linux port.

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    It's been 4 years now, kinda ridiculous that you can't play Bedrock on Mac or the Steam Deck / Linux.

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    This should be possible at least for M1, as it can easily run iOS apps on Macs (but it is turned off for Minecraft... why?). Some have found out methods to sideload the app onto an M1 Mac but then it sacrifices Xbox Live integration and mouse support, although keyboard works fine. Why is it so difficult to have Minecraft Bedrock on Mac, or atleast on M1?

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    Yes! it makes no sense to have a game on iOS and Windows but not macOS. micro$oft probably won't do this though. THEY SHOULD ALSO KEEP JAVA EDITION

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    I will be switching to Linux soon and want to play with my brother on Xbox, please port bedrock to linux distros!