We reported last week about the details of Minecraft - Pocket Edition's [$6.99 / Free] latest update, and according to the official Mojang blog that update has now been submitted for approval. The version has been bumped up from 0.5.1 to 0.6.0 and will include everything that's been hinted at previously, including new block types, armor, clouds, additional block stacking abilities, and more. You can get the full changelog over at Mojang's blog if you're curious on the details. Here is an accompanying screen from the version 0.6.0 update to Minecraft - PE.

In related mobile Minecraft news, Polygon reports that a developer has created a way to allow people to share their Minecraft - Pocket Edition worlds online using a program called PocketMine - MP. As we've talked about previously, Mojang is working on official online multiplayer support for the game, but a timeframe for that has not been set. In the meantime, this workaround might be the ticket.

Here's the thing though, and I'm going to be straight with you: I am not good with computer. The instructions might as well be a foreign language to me, but I figured there's no harm in bringing some awareness to people who are likely much more computer-literate than myself, and maybe you'll be able to do something cool with it. If you do, you could always share that information in our forums and be the envy of all your friends. Also, I'm not even 100% sure these shenanigans work with the iOS version of Minecraft - PE, since the original source is from Droid Gamers.

Anyway, make what you will of the online server business, and do let us know if you manage to get things cracking with the iOS version. Also, keep your eye out during the next week or two for the Minecraft - Pocket Edition version 0.6.0 update to hit just as soon as it works its way through Apple's approval process.

[Mojang, Polygon]

  • SmackDatButt

    I don't know why everybody is so impatient with content updates when they don't even realize how much time is involved into doing what Mojang does.

    Pocket Edition can't use Java, so Mojang has to re-type up all the code into something that a mobile device can be able to read, meaning they have to add in all the mechanics, textures, etc. by scratch. That takes time.

    So would everyone that keeps asking for the real nether shut up??

    • http://twitter.com/SamF15h Sam Pepper

      You wouldn't have to do the textures from scratch. .Pngs aren't coded.

    • farnsworth_pro

      If only there were some sort of resource Mojang has ASSLOADS of...which they could trade for skilled labor to help them code and push updates.

      Oh what a world that would be!

    • http://twitter.com/Alteris101 Alteris

      Yeah coz the millions and millions in the bank can't be used to hire more devs because muppets like u give Mojang blow jobs every time they take a dump.

      • Th3R3n3gad3

        Lol

  • Th3R3n3gad3

    Yippee!!!! It's submitted!!

  • Wikilix

    I'd love to see an I finite map, I see several mine craft copy cat games that pull it off, why can't the original pull it off?

    • Wikilix

      *infinite

  • Deonaldi

    Thanks for being honest with us, and sure I will do my best to update unique stuff for the future with-in ur site

  • daniel5457

    Now awaiting endermen and then my life is complete :)

    • daniel5457

      Nvm.. Endermen, redstone, buckets and potions and my life is complete. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jorgecoolman Jorge Ruiz

    Buckets :( no.........

  • hellokitty11

    I would love this update cause now u get armor and signs its ganna be awsome!!!

  • speck9900

    Can't wait!

  • Shadowking2214

    Johan said that a dedicated server will be set for next version,check his twitter. WOO! Multiplayer!

  • swaggkidd25

    When is it coming out

    • daniel5457

      When apple stop being lazy.

      • swaggkidd25

        Haha ok

      • Th3R3n3gad3

        Lol

  • lightslime7

    This is gonna be better if its online my modded server will get more people and I can /tp u

  • Coolboy790

    Awesome! Minecraft pocket edition is coming all the way to PC great job mojang keep up the good work and take your time notch and mojang to make redstone! For the most awesome update in the history of minecraft pocket edition nice work and also add hunger bars

  • Coolboy790

    Also infinite world! Eh?

  • Coolboy790

    Also multiplayer online without the same house and friends play with you awesome mojang

  • Coolboy790

    Add chat

  • Coolboy790

    By the way why adding quartz so early?

  • Coolboy790

    That's like a ton of updates away

    • swaggkidd25

      Can't wait for update finally we get more stuff

  • swaggkidd25

    I wonder if the new update will let you put water where ever and lava also if it will let you spawn animals

  • dark 00

    Goood :)

  • http://www.fri-v.com/ Friv

    oh! good game.