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‘Minecraft – Pocket Edition’ Breaks 5 Million Mark, Online Multiplayer in the Works

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One of the developers responsible for working on Minecraft – Pocket Edition ($6.99), the mobile version of Mojang’s open-world block-building phenomenon, took to his Twitter recently to dish some details on Pocket Edition, reports Joystiq.

Johan Bernhardsson revealed in a tweet yesterday that 5 million people have purchased the Pocket Edition of Minecraft, a not insignificant number on mobile, and adding that to the crazy numbers of desktop and Xbox 360 players the total number of Minecraft-ians across all platforms is a staggering 17.5 million or more.

Digging a bit further into Johan’s timeline, the developer also teases online multiplayer for Minecraft – Pocket Edition, a feature that really defines the full-sized version of the game and one that is really missed on mobile. It sounds like it’s probably a ways off though, but he does peg a release window of late January/early February for the next update which won’t include multiplayer but will mostly be behind-the-scenes type of stuff and will likely include a few goodies as well.

[Joystiq]

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