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Bedrock Edition only
The Marketplace is a partner program between Microsoft and content creators. The Marketplace is an in-game store, where players can purchase access to skins, textures and worlds from community creators, who in turn will be reimbursed for their creations. Players can access these by spending Minecraft Coins, which can be bought with their own currency.
Cost of Minecraft Coins
|April 10, 2017||Marketplace announced.|
|1.1||build 3||Marketplace added.|
|1.1.5||Moved all Marketplace related modules into a separate library.|
|1.2||Part of the sales content of Xbox One marketplace was offered to marketplace as Xbox One Edition became part of Bedrock Edition.|
|1.2||beta 184.108.40.206||Added an option to buy 3500 coins for $19.99.|
|1.2.5||beta 220.127.116.11||Added a 5-star content rating system to the Marketplace.|
|beta 18.104.22.168||Added an option to buy 8800 coins for $49.99.|
|1.2.13||beta 22.214.171.124||Added search functionality to the marketplace.|
|1.2.14||beta 126.96.36.199||Added an inventory section to manage all your acquired content.|
|Upcoming Bedrock Edition|
|1.7||beta 188.8.131.52||Made it easier to find purchased content, search, and go home from the top of the marketplace screen.|
- Before the Minecraft Marketplace was introduced, real money was used to buy the in-game Texture Packs and Skins. When Mojang did it this way, all of the content had to pass certification on every single platform. The Marketplace and Minecraft Coins were introduced to avoid this.
- Before the Marketplace, Google's certification process forbid Mojang to release a piece of content for free and required it to be sold for a minimum price such as $0.01 USD.