Minecraft developer Mojang has today announced a new “Marketplace” feature for the mobile and Windows 10 versions of the game that will offer skins, mini-games, textures, and worlds that have been created by other Minecraft players, creators, and community members. This is the first time that players have been able to download community creations directly from within the game, and will be available with the forthcoming Discovery update to the game.
Unfortunately not everyone will be able to post creations for sale on Marketplace, as creators “with a registered business” must first apply to be included in the Marketplace.
Creators that will be selling their wares in the Marketplace on launch day include Noxcrew, BlockWorks, Qwertyuiop The Pie, Blockception, Sphax, Eneija Silverleaf, Imagiverse, Polymaps, and Razzleberry Fox.
“The idea is to give Minecraft creators another way to make a living from the game, allowing them to support themselves in the creation of ever-greater projects, while giving Pocket and Windows 10 players access to a growing catalogue of fun stuff - curated and supplied by us, safely and simply,” said Mojang.
Players can buy “Minecraft Coins” to use in the Marketplace via in-app purchase. That way, creators can choose their own price point “and take their share of what they sell,” said Mojang, adding that creators will get “the majority” of the profits after Apple takes its 30% cut.
The Minecraft Discovery Update featuring Marketplace will launch this spring.
Source: Minecraft: Pocket Edition Gaining Community 'Marketplace' for Creators to Sell Skins, Worlds, and More