I haven’t played Minecraft in a long while but I’ve been very active on it during MCO. When you can’t go out into the world, you make your own. Minecraft downloads and sales has gone up as well during lockdown in different countries.
It’s understandable. Minecraft is a simple, open world crafting game where you can get super creative in things in Creative Mode. Survival Mode can be stressful cause you will need to start from scratch and not die when dealing with monsters and enemies but it’s still a lot of fun especially in multiplayer.
Now, Minecraft is introducing a new DLC pack for us space geeks. If you’re a fan of the Star Wars franchise then you’re in for a treat because Minecraft is bringing a new Star Wars-themed DLC pack into the world.
The new pack includes “a map, a skin pack, a full bespoke texture set, mobs and items reskins, UI treatment, and even a licensed soundtrack,” according to the Minecraft blog post which you can read here.
By the looks of it, it seems you can get content from the original trilogy (A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi) as well as The Mandalorian. All you need to do is to open up the Marketplace on whatever device you use to play Minecraft to purchase the DLC pack.
Of course you can get some new skins including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Chewbacca, Han Solo, and (of course) Baby Yoda. According to the blog posts, you’ll also be able to fly out of there in an X-wing or TIE fighter. What?! Seriously? Now I want one!
The new map includes 12 planets to explore, including Tatooine, Endor, and Hoth, which are populated with characters, droids, and creatures.
As you can see from the video trailer, it looks like you’ll be able to recreate any number of iconic Star Wars scenes, such as Luke and Darth Vader’s duel on Cloud City. There’s even a Death Star. I kinda wonder how they make all this and how the game will works.
Minecraft has released Star Wars packs before, but they mostly just skins and nothing more. But you will definitely see some dedicated fans online that have recreated Star Wars in Minecraft, but best believe it took them way too long to finish. It’s safe to say that this is the first opportunity Minecraft players have ever had to experience the Star Wars universe at this scale.
What do you guys think? Will you try out the new Star Wars DLC pack on Minecraft? I, myself am very tempted to do so. We’ll see!