You'll need a Microsoft account to play Minecraft's Java version next year
October 22, 2020
Mojang and Microsoft have announced that all versions of Minecraft will require a Microsoft account login by early next year. That will include the popular "Java Edition" preferred by the PC modding community..
Well, that’s bullshit. But it sounds like maybe they’re doing it automatically? I certainly couldn’t find anything to manually transition. Also apparently I do actually still have my Minecraft login even though I bought the game way back in like alpha or something and have never played it. So that’s good.
You can’t migrate yet. I’d assume the way this will work is that you’ll basically link the old Mojang account to either an existing Microsoft account, or to a new one that you create. So it can’t happen automatically. At a minimum you need to tell which MS account you want to associate with the Mojang account, and have that other account consent to it.
The alternative would be to do what they did with Skype accounts, which just got turned into MS accounts behind the scenes. But that’d mean people who already have e.g. an Xbox and Mojang account couldn’t use this as an opportunity to merge the accounts. It’d also mean they need to deal with username conflicts somehow.
Anyway, good for them, but it’s just surprising it’s taken this long. I work on the security part of identity systems, and it has huge economies of scale. Letting acquired startups continue running their own insecure and mostly unmaintained account systems for any longer than you have to is just crazy.
(It’s the same with Facebook and Oculus. I did grit my teeth a little bit at having to finally create a Facebook account after holding out for 15 years, just to activate the Quest 2. But it’s obviously the right thing to do just on an engineering level, and I don’t understand why it’s taken them six years to do it.)
Well, FUCK YOU MICROSOFT. I bough this game, and nowhere there where a condition to login or I would lose my account. Is not my problem if you guys change systems, I paid for the game, and I want to still use the game, forever. It was not a rent, it was bought.
I know our society are moving to “poor poeple own nothing”, but come on, this is a bit too soon!.
Erm… You already need to use your Minecraft login to play the game. All they are doing is switching the security provider to their own for better account security. It doesn’t change the fact having a valid login is already required. But yeah. Fuck Microsoft, I guess.
But I have a infinite amount of ourage! I don’t have to save my outrage to a later date
Also you are saying that (or is how I read it) that if the time period to login is lax my outrage is less deserved - but I don’t agree on that
“We have terminated your account because you have not login enough” is not a message I accept - Is not acceptable to me- why I would? they can grandfather old accounts - They are making it my problem and not their problem
– I will check the video later on - can’t just now