Minecraft Marketplace is now available with Discovery Update. As commonly seen in many games nowadays, Minecraft is streamlining its new official and player created content. Players are able to buy Minecraft Coins with real currency to spend on various additions to their game.
What this also means is that community creators can capitalize on their creativity and be rewarded in an economy centered around the video game. While the content is pre-approved to enter the marketplace, these vetted items are guaranteed to add some quality content into your game even if they are unofficial.
The Minecraft Marketplace is already pre-loaded with content from well-known community builders and creators. Some examples include Automaton Dreams by Blockworks, Dustville Survival Spawn by Noxcrew, Stone Age Texture Pack by Polymaps, and Everyday Heroes Skin Pack by Razzleberry Fox.
The Minecraft Coins is used as the currency for both indiscriminately. The official texture packs are still priced the same according to their quality, but only now require purchasing Coins first. You can buy Minecraft Coins in three bundles: 320 for $1.99, 1020 for $5.99, and 1720 for $9.99. Interesting enough, while the Realms subscriptions are listed on the marketplace, they do not allow for Minecraft Coins to be used.