‘Minecraft’ Latest News & Update: New Soundtracks Coming This Week; ‘Minecraft’ Comes To Apple TV

By Jackie Villegas , Updated Dec 20, 2016 10:52 AM EST
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"Minecraft" fans are in for a treat this week. Apart from The Ender Update dropping for Pocket and Windows 10, new soundtracks are coming and the game will finally be playable on Apple TV.

GameSpot reports that new official "Minecraft" soundtracks for the sandbox video game's Battle Mode expansions and Greek/Chinese Mythology will arrive on Wednesday, Dec. 21. Composer Gareth Coker, the man behind the new soundtracks, has released some of the new tracks on his Soundcloud page. In a statement, Coker talked about the new soundtracks for the wildly popular Mojang video game, saying, "It is a lot faster-paced and contains a great deal of excitement, to help match the gameplay in these mini-games."

"4J Studios were particularly keen on having melodies and riffs play throughout these mini-games, and that's where the emphasis lies in the music here, as well as matching the huge variety of settings, which vary from fantasy to steampunk, to the wild west, and more," he explained. GameSpot notes that the "Minecraft" soundtrack composer has previously worked on the music for "ARK: Survival Evolved" and for the indie game "Ori and the Blind Forest."

Meanwhile, after having been made available for a wide variety of platforms, including Microsoft Windows, OS X, Linux, iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Xbox, PlayStation, Wii U, Universal Windows Platform, and Raspberry Pi, "Minecraft" is now finally on Apple TV. According to the announcement from Mojang, the "Minecraft" Apple TV Edition costs $19.99 and comes with seven previously released DLCs. These include the City Folk, Town Folk, and Holiday 2015 skin packs, as well as the Festive 2016, Cartoon, Natural, and Plastic mash-ups. The Apple TV Edition also includes the newly released Ender Update. Mojang says that while the "Minecraft" Apple TV Edition doesn't support Xbox Live or Minecraft Realms, the game will soon be updated with these features.

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