Hey Minecraft [$6.99] fans, it sounds like you're in for a real treat with the 0.9.0 update that Mojang has been working on. Per the recently posted change log, there's an awful lot to look forward to.

Pocket-Edition

The biggest feature has got to be unlimited worlds. That seemed to be the #1 thing that Pocket Edition fans complained about, as it was not very hard to hit the edge of the world in the portable version of Minecraft. Well, now you can play Brad Nicholson style and just walk west for days and days and days.

Additionally, new block types, biomes, enemy AI, and world generation features have been added. My favorite part, caves, have seen some serious tweaks as well. As cool as this all sounds, it is a little weird to have the official Minecraft essentially chasing the features Survivalcraft [$3.99] has had forever, doesn't it?

If you've got an Android device, you can potentially get in on testing this update before it hits. Those of us in the iOS world will just have to be patient.

  • 1D12

    WHOOO HOOO!!!!! I've been waiting sooo long for this!!!!! Finally!! I heard wolves, endermen, day and nighttime in creative, mooshrooms, and slimes are being added as well!!! So excited! In Notch we trust, in Herobrine we must. Thanks Mojang!

    • Bradb13

      Notch isn't in charge of Pocket Edition☝

      • http://www.mislaplus.tumblr.com damjancd

        Notch isn't in charge of much anymore.

      • 1D12

        Oh no he is. He's the creator of minecraft. DUH

      • the_rebel14

        No. He's no longer a lead developer on Minecraft. He stepped down from that role to focus on other games and his personal life.

      • http://www.mislaplus.tumblr.com damjancd

        Games like a horse pushing a ball.

        But you are right, he might be in charge of his personal life. Aren't we all?

      • the_rebel14

        Haha! Very true.

      • Bradb13

        He's not in charge of it anymore.....

  • DaFatCookie

    One word: AMAZING

  • NINJAARMY5

    I just saw jungle and jungle trees and nerd faced!!!!!

  • PresidentZer0

    Can someone explain to me why there still is no Multiplayer .

    • the_rebel14

      Because they were working on making the game as good as possible before they take that step. And it does have multiplayer. It's just local.

      • caaalrb

        Or just pick up the multiplayer for minecraft 3rd party app for two bucks, does a fine job for the time being.

      • the_rebel14

        Quite true, good sir.

      • PresidentZer0

        Is there a way to disable the chat or make it smaller? It fills almost the whole screen

      • the_rebel14

        I think I remember hearing that they were working on that. It was either that or the ability to scroll through the text.

      • PeezMonster

        The only way to get rid of chat is go to settings and click hide GUI

      • DuckyShot

        Put in /mute.... It works for public servers

    • thiagovscoelho

      There is, actually! Multiplayer over the same network has been there for a huge while. And there's also online multiplayer, though it's complicated: you have to set a world in your device and a world in your friend's device to the same IP. After that you'll be in the same world! That's why it has had a chat button for so long too.

    • PeezMonster

      You can go on servers, too

      • 1D12

        Like in the update?

    • AL3X83

      Minecraft PE "does" have multiplayer just like PC version just hit "play" then "edit" then choose "external" and whalla! On this screen enter server name and ip info.

  • bigred447uk

    Looking forward to this update. I hope they let you craft normally in PE sometime soon though. I want to place my items in the crafting grid.

    • MeesterFish11

      They have added this too.

  • the_rebel14

    Also, removed Herobrine.

    • 1D12

      Herobrine is just a bug. Even if they did remove Him he's probably gonna come back

      • the_rebel14

        The fact that you think Herobrine was even real in the first place is hilarious enough!

      • PDRVNGS

        You do know that a "bug" is a technical error in the code of whatever app, game or software. So brine can't exist in the first place because the developers (Mojang) would have to take the time to create the character along with the artificial intelligence and a bunch of other stuff. Know your stuff man. Your comment up there that notch was the main dev is pretty stupid since anyone playing minecraft knows he stepped down. Stop being ignorant.

  • Dueler

    Pocket Edition killed my love of playing minecraft. I haven't played hide not hair of the game since the massive disappointment of buying this game when it first came out. It's nice to see I'll finally get a version worth playing even if it is 3 years late.

    • thiagovscoelho

      Since it first came out there's been some new things, like mine carts. Though I can't know very well since I never had the first version.

      • Dueler

        I know there's been things added, but truly without a bigger map or even caves to explore the game is pointless.

  • C. Stubb

    It's good to see Survivalcraft and Minecraft creating a bit of competition for each other. Hopefully their respective developers will continue to improve them.

    • HalfnHalfCoffeeJelly

      Yeah but minecraft controls better. Plus I'm not dying as soon as it gets dark - thank you death wolves....I do like the weapon variety though.

  • DaFatCookie

    Let's just hope before or at 1.0 they add the "pocket" Ender Dragon as the boss

  • Mist17

    At last

  • thiagovscoelho

    Unlimited? Man, I was just hoping for bigger worlds. Unlimited is pretty damn amazing. It's already better than the Xbox in that regard.

    But new blocks and cooler world generation seems like the best for me. I got comfortable in Minecraft PE, I had everything I could want and there was nothing else I could be much bothered to do. This might change that.

  • PeezMonster

    Yayyy but no "cheevos" :(

  • thestapler

    I'm most excited about NPC villages and villagers!

  • Phillip Hernandez

    Mojang has the time to do this but has no time to make Minecraft PE for Windows Phone 8.1?! Seriously dammit!

    • dibdib

      You spent your money on a phone you knew had little app support and games!? Seriously!?

      • Phillip Hernandez

        Unlike most people I wanted something different than lagdroid and ifruit. Ok and developers who don't support Windows Phone imo are making a mistake. There is absolutely nothing wrong with Windows Phone at ALL! It's an amazing versatile system (Windows Phone 8.1). That apps that are there and coming in I'm grateful for. If mojang won't make Minecraft PE for Windows Phone they lost alot of people! Android sucks ass and iPhone is greatly overrated. Windows Phone is the best of both worlds. 8.1 is awesome and is better than most low class androids and even some mid range phones! My Lumia 521 plays games very well without lag for a 512mb system.

      • dibdib

        That's fine, but you also had to know that they have an insignificant market share and don't draw nearly as much developer attention as the main two. That's like buying a Turbo Grafx in 1990-whatever and moaning you can't play Final Fantasy or Sonic.

      • spokentruths772

        Sorry this was meant for that dude above you

      • spokentruths772

        So your taking your anger out on Androids and IPhones because your phone is underrated? Lol I'm a huge Android fan and I mean HUGE but you don't see me talking crap about iPhones over a game you could easily download off a pc lmao please stop

      • PDRVNGS

        Exactly, everyone has a point of view and no reason nor right to attack others. Windows Phone has "current" limitations. The thing is, it's much easier to master a game for two platforms, and then port it to another platform than to give it to windows phone and then master it for three platforms. Doing the latter would take three programming languages, one for each platform, for a longer and more difficult task than if you ported the game after getting to at least build 1.0.0

    • the_rebel14

      Your the one with the windows phone. Think of it like Xbox vs. PS. I don't own an Xbox but I do own a PS. Can I get mad that there is no Titanfall for the PS? No. That's an Xbox only thing right now. the developers have decided not to create a PS Titanfall. Minecraft PE is just not on Windows phone yet. Doesn't mean it won't ever be but for now it's not. All you can do is deal with it or go out and get an Android or iDevice.

      • videba

        That is more a competitieve thing, this situation is just about an inseginificant market. Doesn't make much sense comparing the two

      • the_rebel14

        Maybe, but what I was really trying to say is that if the device you have doesn't have something you want, you can either deal with it (and pout or whatever) or go out and get a device that does have it.

  • Travischan03

    You know what's still missing? Caves...

    • DuckyShot

      You know what won't be missing? Caves...

      • Travischan03

        This is what happens when I don't read the full change logs. That was my bad, and thank you for pointing that out :P

    • 1D12

      Well....read the damn blog post FROM Mojang themselves. It says caves on there.

      • PDRVNGS

        Lol, rage explosion.

  • Bradb13

    I can't wait!

  • Anthony Sharp

    How do I stop been a tester for minecraft plz

  • rhondaex

    I can't wait

    • the_rebel14

      Short. Sweet. And straight to the point! I like it.

  • darkprophet2088

    does anyone know how Mojang was able to achieve infinite worlds on iOS but not xbox 360? kinda strange. if I cannot find an answer here, I can try their forums

    • the_rebel14

      iOS devices are built differently than console systems. Therefore, through those differences, Minecraft PE (which is built specifically for iOS and Android) has been fine tuned to allow smooth and sharp, near infinite worlds while the console versions of Minecraft have not (or can not) achieve this state due to hardware. It's weird but basically, the console versions are using all that they can to achieve what they have now while PE was just modified to be able to take advantage of things like the A7 chip and stuff like that.

  • Wolfcoyote

    Really looking forward to this. The one thing that ruins my day when playing the Mac version are sudden Silverfish attacks when mining. They seem to be the virtual Mother Nature's revenge for digging up so much of the earth. I tend to forget that I'm either exploring a cave or starting my own mine in an Extreme Hill and then all of a sudden I have freaky-looking grey ankle biters. The first time I met them I raced out of the mine and walled it up. It was later when reading the official wiki that I found out what they were and thought "well that ruins my enjoyment, those freaks can come at me any time, any place in any of those stone blocks after a certain level with no warning, but if I want the Emeralds I have to deal with them. Great".

    My point: I read the changelog and guess what's included in the Pocket Edition update:

    "Silverfish".
    Me: (expletive).

    Everything else sounds awesome, especially the inclusion of Abandoned Mine Shafts. I have yet to find a AMS on the Mac version. My main concern (besides those d*** Silverfish) is the ability to dodge and maneuver all of the upcoming hazards using touch controls. On the PC/Mac version one can hold Shift to avoid falling from great heights - would would be the touch equivilant?

  • elijahca

    Minecraft PE has always been one of the most underwhelming mobile games I've purchased; the portable edition has always been far too limited compared to the desktop version. This updates looks very promising, though! If they get world generation on par with the desktop version, this could become the most-played game on my phone.

  • Youness

    are you going to update multiplayer for minecraft pe 0.9.0