Minecraft Classic now free to play in browsers

See how the game played in 2009

Mojang has made Minecraft Classic free to play in browsers.

The game features only 32 blocks to build with, all “the original bugs and an (inter)face only a mother could love”, the studio said in an update on the official Minecraft site.

The move comes as Mojang and owner Microsoft prepare to celebrate Minecraft’s 10th anniversary at an event in Stockholm on May 17.

It promises to celebrate the game’s past and reveal plans for its future, which will seemingly include a new Minecraft augmented reality game teased in a video released by Microsoft earlier this week.

The platform holder recently confirmed that Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson isn’t part of its anniversary plans.

Persson has increasingly ostracised himself with his remarks on social media, including transphobic statements and calls for a “heterosexual pride day”.

Last month Microsoft removed references to Persson from Minecraft’s splash screens.

He hasn’t been involved with Minecraft since selling Mojang and the game’s intellectual property rights to Microsoft for $2.5 billion in 2014, the company said.

Microsoft claims Minecraft has sold over 154 million copies across all platforms and has 91 million monthly active users.