With Minecraft Realms having already spread its blocky tendrils throughout Europe and the Middle East, it’s been making moves on North America. A box of chocolates here, dinner and a movie there - but the courtship phase is now over. Minecraft Realms has launched in the US.
Realms is a subscription service for folk who want to easily set up their own Minecraft server and don’t mind paying to avoid a bit of hassle. Mojang runs the service, and servers can be set up quickly, with an approved list of players getting access.
These $13/£8 per month servers are always available and can be restored to an earlier point if something devastating involving a TNT cannon occurs.
A couple of months ago, Mojang added mini-games to Minecraft Realms. A server can be transformed into a mini-game on the fly, and when endless runners or cake defense games get a bit dull, the server can be reverted back to it’s normal state.
You can subscribe to Minecraft Realms if you’re in any of these territories: Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, North America, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Sweden, The Åland Islands, The Cayman Islands, The Faroe Islands, The Isle of Man, The Netherlands, The United Kingdom, and The United Arab Emirates.