Minecraft’s New Star Wars Add-On Ignores the Prequels and Sequels, Just Like You

Minecraft’s New Star Wars Add-On Ignores the Prequels and Sequels, Just Like You

Steve isn't into diamonds anymore. He's all about Kyber crystals now.

This is our first year without a new Star Wars movie since 2015, but Disney's still keeping things saturated with content from a galaxy far, far away. Today, in another new Mandalorian-adjacent tie-in with Microsoft, Minecraft is getting a pretty hefty (and reasonably affordable) Star Wars add-on that brings in themed skins, textures, vehicles, and a giant world filled with dioramas from the original trilogy and the aforementioned Disney+ series.

Yes, let's get this out of the way up-top: this Minecraft collaboration skips over both the prequel and sequel trilogy, and you won't find a whiff of Rogue One, Solo, or Clone Wars around it. If you want to make a replica U-Wing I'm sure you could with the provided textures, but the dozen scenes depicted in the pack's Star Wars world are limited to the span from A New Hope through to the post-Return of the Jedi galaxy seen in The Mandalorian.

That means you've got the Death Star, the Mos Eisley Cantina, Hoth, Cloud City, the Endor Ewok village, and even the bounty hunter-friendly wastes of Nevarro to explore. Want Baby Yoda in Minecraft? He's there and so is Carl Weathers.

The entire pack costs 1340 Minecoins (less than $10 worth) on the Minecraft Marketplace, so it's not a terribly pricey bit of DLC. It also includes some authentic licensed music from Star Wars, though you might want to be a bit careful with that if you're looking to stream your blocky galactic antics.

Minecraft is, of course, included in Xbox Game Pass, and folks who are subscribed to Game Pass Ultimate can also cash-in for another Star Wars promotion right now. Up until Jan. 31, 2021, Ultimate subscribers can redeem a free month of Disney+ by way of a new Game Pass perk. Oh, and Jedi: Fallen Order is on Game Pass by way of EA Play now, too. Will the wonders of brand synergy ever cease?

Heck, if you're looking for something a bit more immersive, there are also the free Mandalorian goodies that were recently added to Star Wars: Squadrons to consider. I'm not going to replace the podracer on my rebel fighter's console with a Baby Yoda figurine, but you do you.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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