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10 million copies of Minecraft – Pocket Edition sold!

by Daniel Kaplan on April 29, 2013


First, we are very happy to announce that Minecraft – Pocket Edition has sold more than 10 million copies as of yesterday. We are very thankful to all the support that we have gotten and people playing and talking about our game.

So…I know what you are thinking. “Yeah, 10m is cool but where is the next update?” We have been working hard on restructuring the backend of a lot of things for Minecraft – Pocket Edition to make future updates smoother. For instance, you can now change options without jumping back to the main menu. What you can also notice is that we have in one of our menues (more to come in the future) an experimental title where we will put in features that will work for more high end devices. The reason to put in in experimental is because we first want to test out features before making them default on.

One other big thing we have been working on is Minecraft Realms. You can read what it is here. Short story: Minecraft Realms is a cloud service that lets players play together in a more convenient manner :) No need to be online at the same time to build on your project.The basic functions for Realms are in place but there is some tweaking to be done. In the first phase of the Pocket Realms we are going to limit it to the amount of servers that people are able to create. We won’t charge you for anything and it is basically first-come first-serve. We want to make sure things work before releasing it to everyone :)

Oh! And buckets will be in the coming release too!

When will I get the update?
The plan is to have it out by the end of May. We hope that we won’t run into some nasty bugs with the work we have currently done, but I will keep you posted on how it goes :)

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