Mojang has posted a quick blog entry on their website detailing a little bit about what they've been up to in regard to Minecraft - Pocket Edition [$6.99]. The number one request I've heard from players of Pocket Edition even since its initial release back in November of 2011 has been for bigger worlds and caves. Well, according to a new post on Mojang's blog, the Pocket Edition team has laid the foundation for those bigger worlds.

Here's exactly what Mojang's Daniel Kaplan had to say, "We’re working on restructuring a lot of code to allow significantly bigger worlds in future updates. We’re also updating the AI, inventory, and a bunch of other things. Unfortunately we don’t have a release date yet, but so far, everything is going to plan." Sounds good. Oh, and here's a new screen from Mojang showing off an adorable wolf which is heading to Pocket Edition sometime in the future. Awww!

mcpe_wolf

In addition to informing people of the work they've been putting in to larger game worlds, Mojang also wanted to let players know that they'll be suspending the Pocket Realms service on March 1st in order to improve it prior to the Realms service launching on PC. Pocket Realms is Mojang's own hosting service which launched as an alpha version in Minecraft - Pocket Edition last June. All created Pocket Realms worlds will be saved and you'll be able to continue right where you left off when the service resumes sometime later this year.

Unfortunately, as stated in the blog post, no time frame was given for when Minecraft - Pocket Edition will be getting its next update but once something is announced regarding a release we'll let you know.

[Polygon]

  • Kevin897

    Only bigger worlds? *sigh*

    • Shadowking2214

      Johan and Tommaso have been saying that infinite is indeed in the size options. Jeb is coding the Biomes

      • loophole

        Yeah I've been following the twitter feed as well. Looks like infinite worlds will be included which is kinda funny considering the ps3 version doesn't even have infinite worlds.

      • samialawaji

        Hguvbjg

    • 1D12

      There'll be wolves, hunger, endermen, caves, villages, and a bunch of other stuff they have in PC

  • JoeriD

    Still don't know how this Minecraft is played.. No murder porn for me it seems :(

    • dariusjr98

      ...what did I just read?

      • NaiveCynic

        It's a South Park reference. Season 17, Episode 2

      • http://www.k3vin.net t3rminus

        A recent episode of South Park had the town kids using the question "How do you tame a horse in Minecraft" as the lock to prevent their parents from watching crime shows.

        All the parents then attempt to learn how to play Minecraft in order to bypass the lock. Hilarity ensues. etc.

      • dariusjr98

        Oh, thanks to both of you. I don't watch South Park, that's why I didn't get the reference.

  • Holcman

    Seriously can't wait! Might get me to play it again with my friends!

  • JJE McManus

    The update is going to be huge. The only downside is I've suspended work on my existing MC worlds until then. So many wonderful vanilla MC features coming I don't want to dig up anything else until they appear.

  • dariusjr98

    Cool. This game needs an update. Several in fact.

  • Kozio235

    First GBA4iOS, now this. Can you please research your topics a little more to get the full story? Caves are confirmed, as well as more mobs, a few gui changes, and a ton of other stuff. This post makes it seem like all they did was add big worlds ._.

    • dariusjr98

      If you did actually read this article, or even look at the screenshot, it's clear that TA is saying that bigger worlds and "other stuff" are coming too.

  • TimTim92

    Minecraft!

  • buzzbydj

    Controller support would be nice

  • NinjaKitteh

    I'll stick with Survivorcraft. They had all that stuff months ago. Minecraft PE is waaaaay behind. Crazy considering his much money Mojang has to throw at the pocket edition. Such a shame.

    • AlexMilo

      The problem is making a game that'll work on multiple devices smoothly. Money doesn't solve the problem that there aint that many smartphones or tablets strong enough to run the game as it should. Therefore they created the PE version to slowly make it more similar to the PC version. In about 2-4 years my guess is that atleast tablets will be able to run the PC version, so PE will only be on the less powerful devices.

      • NinjaKitteh

        Survirorcraft IS the PC version of mincraft. It was also made by one guy. My point about Mojang is they actually have staff and resources this ONE GUY doesn't have, and he made the game proper for iPhones/Pads. It would be different if PE just came out but it's been a long time now. I like minecraft, play it all the time on my PC, but it doesn't change the fact that one guy toasted the shit out of a multimillion dollar company as Mojang is now. There really is no excuse for their slow implementation of features except lack of care. Just as a point of reference, Minecraft is written using Java, a language that Apple made sure translates over to iDevices fairly easy, so you read into that what you will. I'm just tired of bullshit excuses from Mojang.

      • NinjaKitteh

        Further, Mojang has the funds to hire the guy that made Survivorcraft to fix their sorry game. The one guy who seems to be able to magically make this stuff happen. But they haven't done that yet either.

        Tired

        Of

        Mojang's

        Lame

        Excuses.

        Period.

      • roguewaver

        Are you under the impression that Apple made Java?

      • ZarieoZ

        Lol he didn't say that apple created Java, he said that apple made sure that things created with Java can easily be converted to work on iDevices, that said, I'm with everything he said, he is right about every single point, it is lame that it took them all this time to make it, especially when survival craft shows that it can be done, & more cause it's done by a single guy. It kinda shows they have their focus elsewhere & they don't care much about what iOS players want.

      • roguewaver

        I don't disagree with most of that either, for the record, I was just looking for clarification.

      • https://m.facebook.com/nintendouniverse.bros?__tn__=*s Tristendo

        Survival craft is a sad rip off of Minecraft. Pocket Edition has better controls, graphics, and update 9.0 is going to toast Survival Craft. Survival Craft is only successful because of Minecraft.

      • roguewaver

        You responded to the wrong person.

      • https://m.facebook.com/nintendouniverse.bros?__tn__=*s Tristendo

        Maybe I did, maybe I didn't.

  • Mr.Swift™

    Im happy with the world size "as is" but I would enjoy some xp..Enchanting..and maybe a redstone torch :)

  • LanceAvion

    Ah Minecraft; brilliant on PC, utterly atrocious on mobile. If you haven't already I recommend picking up SurvivalCraft on iOS/Android. It nearly rivals the PC version of Minecraft in terms of feature sets and enjoyment.

    • https://m.facebook.com/nintendouniverse.bros?__tn__=*s Tristendo

      Um, Pocket Edition is freaking amazing. Update 9.0 will surely show you just how hard they've been working. And does Survival Craft have iconic Creepers and Zombies? It has terrible controls, and inferior graphics. Sorry, Minecraft Pocket Edition is the best.

  • https://m.facebook.com/nintendouniverse.bros?__tn__=*s Tristendo

    It will offer Caves, ravine, all the biomes, and infinite worlds.