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Minecraft Reaches General Availability on Chrome OS

Minecraft is now officially available on Chromebooks, with cross-play, multiplayer, and Marketplace support.


, the popular sandbox game that lets players create and explore virtual worlds, is now officially available on . The game was previously only accessible through the Google Play Store, which required users to enable developer mode and install the app. Now, Minecraft has reached general availability on Chrome OS, meaning that anyone with a compatible device can download and play it without any hassle.

Minecraft on Chromebooks is essentially the same as the Android version, which means that it supports cross-play with other devices, multiplayer servers, and the Minecraft Marketplace. However, there are some limitations and requirements for running the game on Chrome OS. According to the official FAQ, users need to have a Chromebook that supports Android apps, at least 4 GB of RAM, and a mouse or trackpad. Additionally, some features such as Realms and ray tracing are not supported on Chromebooks.

To celebrate the launch of Minecraft on Chromebooks, is offering a free trial of Minecraft: Education Edition for educators and students until June 30, 2023. This version of the game is designed to promote learning and collaboration in the classroom, with features such as coding tools, curriculum resources, and immersive lessons. Educators can sign up for the free trial here.

Minecraft is one of the most popular and influential games of all time, with over 200 million copies sold and 126 million monthly active players. The game is available on multiple platforms, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, and now Chrome OS. You can download Minecraft on your Chromebook from the for $20.

Nvidia Shows GPT-4 AI Running on Minecraft

Nvidia recently announced it has found a way to use GPT-4, the powerful language model behind ChatGPT, to enhance the capabilities of a Minecraft bot. The Nvidia team, led by Anima Anandkumar, the director of machine learning at the company and a professor at Caltech, created a bot called Voyager that uses GPT-4 to solve problems and learn new skills inside the game.

Voyager does not play the game like a human, but it can read the state of the game directly through an API. It can then use GPT-4 to generate objectives that help it explore the game and code that improves its skill over time.

For example, Voyager might see a fishing rod in its inventory and a river nearby, and use GPT-4 to suggest the goal of doing some fishing to gain experience. It will then use this goal to have GPT-4 generate the code needed to have the character achieve it. 

Last Updated on June 9, 2023 7:32 pm CEST

Luke Jones
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