Minecraft is a very popular game. There are two versions of Minecraft: a Java Edition and a Bedrock Edition. Mojang now combines both editions on PC.
This information comes via the Mojang MinecraftNews page on the official website. It states, in part, Minecraft: Java & Bedrock Edition for PC will bring the two games together in one purchase.” This means that both versions can be purchased on the same PC. You will also have the option to cross-play.
The Java Edition only works on PC. It allows for the addition of mods. While the Bedrock Edition works on PC, mobile, consoles and PC. The Minecraft Launcher will give you the Java and Bedrock versions for free. The news post clarifies however that you may need to wait a few days for the free version to be available and complete your Minecraft collection.
While the games will remain distinct, you can purchase both in one transaction. This makes it easier to choose between Minecraft Java and Minecraft Bedrock Edition. Now you can build the best of both worlds—just in time for the Wild Update.