Previously available only in Sweden and North America, Mojang's private server service for Minecraft - Minecraft Realms - has now gone worldwide for Mac and Windows PC worldwide today, Mojang announced in a post
on the studio's blog.
Priced at $13 a month, players can host private Minecraft servers for groups of up to 20 players. Minecraft Realms servers, which are run by Mojang, are available around the clock and allow owners to roll back the server's world to earlier points in time for restoration in case something goes wrong.
The server system also requires less setting up, removing the difficult methods of setting up LAN networks or configuring new IP addresses - buying and setting up a server, according to Mojang, is simple. Currently the private server service is only available for the Mac and PC versions of Minecraft, but according to the post, Mojang is "planning on releasing it on other formats in the future."