Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] is cool, yet it lacks almost everything that makes Minecraft on other platforms pop -- you know, crafting and monsters and all of that jazz. Thankfully, and as we all expected given Mojang's rich history of updating the other versions of the game, Pocket Edition is set to receive most of the meaningful game-defining features that its sister games have, either through a series of updates or a big one.

Daniel Kaplan, a business dude over at the studio, laid out an upcoming feature list on Mojang's official blog. As you'll see, the list notes that a crafting system with a specialized interface is coming down the pipes alongside the introduction of animals and enemies and, most probably importantly, a new file system that will support all of this new, really promising stuff.

Kaplan also notes that the studio will continue to optimize Pocket Edition, which is great hear. Speaking of that, actually, a "small bug fix" is coming to iOS specifically in the near future. Neat!

  • Anonymous

    Old news. They've already confirmed that it would eventually have a survival mode and additional features.

    • http://toucharcade.com Eli Hodapp

      Not in any kind of official capacity.

    • http://RolePlayFTW.com Huy Ngo

      It's news to me!  Not everyone is in the know like you are :P

  • Fredrik Jackson

    And it's on sale for 10c in Android Market at the moment.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Pentland/100002397435704 Thomas Pentland

    Its coming out feb 8th I DUN GIVE A **** who already knows I just heard this YESTERDAY

  • Keechi Snyder

    I can't wait I'm so going to mine diamonds

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/John-Michael-Pineiro/100001620602737 John Michael Pineiro

    Its febuary 8 and the update hasnt come yet, i have an iPod ( iOS)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001702964648 Claire Adams

    WHEN ?!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001702964648 Claire Adams

    WHEN ?!?!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Thomas-Pentland/100002397435704 Thomas Pentland

    WHEN?!?!? Idk but maybe 3/1/12