Minecraft Realms Service Launches in North America

Mojang has launched the Minecraft Realms subscription service in North America today. In case you didn't know, Minecraft Realms offers hosting and setup for multiplayer Minecraft worlds starting at around $13 a month.

Mojang says that this service is great for parents who happen to have Minecraft-playing youngsters because it makes setting up an individual sandbox world straightforward and easy. They also point out that parents can restrict the world to include only invited players. The subscription also covers an automatic backup feature, which allows players to undo unwanted changes and roll back worlds to a previous saved state.

Minecraft Realms servers support up to ten simultaneous players at a time. Discounts are also available for those willing to commit to a three- or six-month subscription package.

Currently the service is only available for the PC version of the game.

Find out more at minecraft.net/realms.

Source: Joystiq

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    Neeneko says:

    Most parents are probably more comfortable with the game's developer hosting then 3rd parties, and it sounds like parents with kids are the main target of this service.

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    Scott1701c says:

    Nice. I have been wanting to start a MineCraft world with my cousin who live a few states away, but servers are a pain to manage (not to mention that my computer cannot handle being a server).

    I hope this catches on.

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