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In the Quest for Parity, ‘Minecraft: Pocket Edition’ Will Get Commands, Resource Packs, and Mods

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Minecraft Pocket Edition ($6.99) developers have repeatedly said they aim for total parity between the various versions of the game. Today we got more evidence on how serious the developers are since they announced that MCPE will get command blocks, mods, and more as they work towards reaching feature parity as soon as possible. While those features won’t be as powerful as on the PC for a while, according to developer Tommasso Checchi, they are hoping to make them just as powerful in the future. According to Jens Bergensten, lead developer on Minecraft in case you don’t know, modding is a core element of the Minecraft community, so they definitely want to bring that feature to MCPE.

However, they first need to create a system that allows mods without modifying the application itself, and they are currently researching their options and hope to solve this soon. Official Mod support on the PC client has been a sore subject through the years, so we’ll see how it will work out in MCPE

As for Command Blocks, the processing power of tablets is gradually catching up with that of most PCs, but the problem is Command Blocks require the player to type long and complicated text commands, something that’s not easy to do on a tablet or phone. The developers are working towards adapting Command Blocks for touch and gamepad, so we’ll see what will come out of that. And, we should be getting Resource Packs, which will be a nice addition to the game. So, that’s all the news we have for now, but it’s all quite important and point to a bright future for the game many of us love to play. Excited? I am, for sure.

[via CNET]

 

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