Minecraft, Microsoft's megahit game, will come to Apple TV by the end of the year.
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook announced the move Thursday at a press event to launch new Macs. He argued that apps are the future of TV, and the Apple TV systems will deliver that future.
Minecraft puts players in a blocky virtual world where they can dig for resources and construct buildings to withstand the nightly monster onslaught. It's also got a no-risk creative mode players have embraced as a way to build everything from fantasy castles to working computer electronics.
It began on PCs but has spread to game consoles, tablets and phones. Most recently, Minecraft spread to Facebook's Oculus Rift VR headset.