Developed by Mojang, Minecraft is an incredibly iconic sandbox video game that, despite being a somewhat old title, still receives expansions and DLCs that cater to today’s pop culture. For instance, Mojang released a Jurassic World DLC a few months ago. Now, it appears that the developer has collaborated with a much-beloved franchise: Star Wars.
The Star Wars DLC went live only today, and it features content from the original Star Wars trilogy as well as from the Disney+ series called The Mandalorian, which is an ongoing show that’s currently on its second season.
According to the announcement post found on Minecraft’s official website, the DLC brings you a slew of things to look forward to. Namely, you will find mob and item reskins, new UI elements, a skin pack, a full texture set, as well as a licensed soundtrack. In total, the DLC is priced at 1,340 Minecoins if you purchase via Minecraft’s marketplace.
Among other things, Minecraft’s Star Wars DLC also contains a special map featuring four different Star Wars locations “across 12 different planet dioramas.”
Chewie, we’re home! The official Minecraft Star Wars DLC has landed in the Marketplace, bringing you skins, maps, mobs and more from the Original Trilogy films and #TheMandalorian!
So jump into hyperspace and get the DLC today:
— Minecraft (@Minecraft) November 16, 2020
From what we can see based on the teaser and screenshots promoting the DLC, these areas include Hoth, Tatooine, the Death Star, and Arvala-7 from The Mandalorian. As a matter of fact, even Baby Yoda and his floating pod are thrown into the mix.
Thanks to the release of the highly-acclaimed The Mandalorian series along with the release of Star Wars: Squadrons by developer Motive Studios, more games have been incorporating the franchise beyond Minecraft.
For instance, The Sims 4 released a Star Wars DLC pack entitled Journey to Batuu earlier this year, which was inspired by Disney’s Star Wars land found in its theme park in Anaheim.
In addition to that, Star Wars: Squadrons also landed a collaboration with the highly-popular Fortnite, which is a game that has a long history with Disney crossovers. In fact, it’s current season is themed entirely around the Marvel universe.
As mentioned, Minecraft is no stranger to DLC packs and expansions that crossover with other iconic titles. Asides from the aforementioned Jurassic World DLC, Minecraft has also collaborated with Pac-Man, Fallout, and Super Mario among others in the past.
Sometimes, Mojang isn’t the one bringing in other games into the Minecraft world. Instead, the opposite happens and Minecraft is the one being sucked into the other franchise’s world. The best example for this would be Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as it was announced a few months ago that Steve from Minecraft would be a DLC fighter.
Without a doubt, we’re sure that countless fans are as excited about this Star Wars DLC as we are. However, Minecraft is also planning to release several original content as well. For instance, Mojang is planning to release its Caves & Cliffs update some time next year, which will contain new mobs such as Axolotl and the Warden.
Not only that, this update promises to change and improve cave and mountain generation in Minecraft so that players can explore the sandbox title with fresh new eyes.
The team working behind the acclaimed title previously also revealed a few of their future projects and plans for the game. One potential project Mojang might work on in the future is increasing the game’s world height limit.