Microsoft Says Minecraft Will Require a Microsoft Account To Play From 2021

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To improve security and safety, Mojang, the makers of Minecraft video game, declared in a blog post that from the start of 2021, all users of the game will need a Microsoft account to play.

This means Minecraft users will be migrating off their existing accounts with Mojang. In 2014, Microsoft acquired the studio ‘Mojang’ for $17.8 billion.

Moving ahead all of Microsoft’s games will need a Microsoft account to play including Minecraft Java Edition.

Mojang talking about the migration of Minecraft accounts stated

We have decided to migrate away from legacy accounts to more enhance protect our players, improve overall account security, and introduce new safety features. As we can’t do this with legacy accounts, we decided to utilize Microsoft accounts rather than building the new accounts from scratch. The biggest added advantage to shifting your account is the option to enable two-factor authentication. We will roll out extra player security features in the future.

Moreover, security features incorporate parental controls and chat and invitation blocking.

Once you have successfully accomplished the steps, you will use your Microsoft account to log in to Minecraft from 2021, you will not be able to login using a Mojang account.

Talking about the change, Mojang is clear that your username won’t be influenced in-game. But, when someone else is utilizing your name or it doesn’t satisfy the Microsoft standards, you may be forced to login using a different username.

While maybe possibly not as Active as Facebook’s choice to need a Facebook account for using the Oculus cans, Minecraft still stays among the biggest games in the globe and now several players will require to take action if they want to play Minecraft game.

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