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Mojang Reveals 'Minecraft Realms,' Featuring Family-Friendly Multiplayer
Minecraft might look kid friendly, but once you jump online, there are no content filters. To help protect the little ones from the less appropriate additions to the game, Mojang is announcing Minecraft Realms, a new subscription service aimed towards children and their parents.
Realms will be an optional subscription service that offers users their own world, complete with a friends list that blocks unauthorized access. Only one player per world needs to have a Realms account. Mojang CEO Carl Manneh told it24 about the plan.
"Our customers [for Realms] are parents who are tired of trying to act as server administrators on behalf of their kids," Manneh stated. "Minecraft Realms will be a simpler kind of service, aimed at families and kids."
Mojang hasn't officially announced a price, but they're looking at somewhere in the $10 to $15 range. Manneh also believes that in the future, Realms may become the company's biggest source of income.
"Since we have about 10 million paying PC gamers and, soon, as many mobile gamers, there's definitely potential," Manneh said. "And yes, if we look ahead, I do think [Realms will] be the biggest source of income in the future, and to bring in more money in total than the game itself."
We'll see how the community responds to it as Realms rolls out in the near future.