The Java Edition and the Bedrock Edition were the two versions of Minecraft that are available to download on PC. That is set to change on June 7 however when both versions will be available on PCs.
You might be wondering what this means for you. It's really an incremental change. A single purchase will now provide both versions of Minecraft in one package. This also means that you'll only get one vanilla version of Minecraft on Windows now. Persiancat's blog 's not a problem about it if you already own Java or Bedrock editions. Mojang has announced that all players that have either Java Edition or Bedrock Edition will be able to get the edition they do not currently own for free, and right from the Minecraft Launcher. However, it could take up to three working days to show up.
Moving forward, Jave and Bedrock will be their distinct games with their own features. No features have changed. The only one difference is that you receive both versions automatically when you buy Minecraft for Windows. Both versions are part of the same launcher.
To remind you, although Java is only available to PC, Mac and Linux systems, the Bedrock Edition is available on PC as well as mobile (Android, iOS, Windows 10 mobile ), and on various consoles, including Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and the list goes on. Java is considered to be the most flexible version of Minecraft on PC in terms of modding but it doesn't allow for cross-platform play. The Java Edition has a higher performance threshold, and tends look better on gaming computers, while the Bedrock Edition is designed for more smooth gameplay and has faster load times.