However much fan I am of MakeCode, or maybe because of it, I was very disappointed today to learn that MakeCode for Minecraft/Code Connection no longer works with Minecraft Bedrock Edition(?).
Even more disappointed when my realization was right after purchasing 4 new Java/Bedrock licenses today for a local computer/gaming group, where one of the main reasons for the purchase was the possibility to program with MakeCode in the Bedrock Edition, and maybe later some Java mods in the Java Edition of Minecraft.
Having had fond experiences coding with MakeCode via the Code Connection app inside the Bedrock Edition only a year or two ago together with my son, I definitely did not receive the telegram that this great feature is silently being discountinued for all but the Education Edition*.
Gauging from a couple of Google searches, neither have a lot of other disappointed customers, which I only discovered after this somewhat mispurchase:
(Most of the recently forum posts and bugreports are conveniently unanswered or parked on microsoft.com, mojang.com and minecraft.net etc…)
In fact, it seems like the telegram never even found its way outside of Redmond:
The story experienced by me and many others, but which is only wispered about in dark alleys and found in the smallest of prints by the officials, seems to go something like this:
How can I code with the amazing MakeCode for Minecraft in Minecraft(Bedrock)?
Let’s check the official documentation just to be sure!:…:
Now that I am almost ready to push the purchase button, let’s see what fun stuff could be done with this!..:
KA-CHING, when the coin rings, the soul from purgatory springs… OH NO, I forgot to read the small print!..:
Would the @MakeCode team please care to elaborate, or better yet, consider resurrecting MakeCode for Minecraft also for the Bedrock Edition?
*Not that there is something wrong with the Education Edition or that the price is especially steep for this, but it is quite unaccessible for everyone without an organization email, it has an off-putting subscription model, and - to be quite honest - MakeCode is a feature already included in Bedrock and advertised for many people before purchase, even today, which now seems to be silently removed from the product…