Minecraft: Pocket Edition about to get much bigger

Mobile version of Minecraft to get bigger, even “infinite” worlds.

Future updates to Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the game’s mobile version, will add “significantly bigger worlds,” Mojang’s Daniel Kaplan announced on the company’s official site.

The current size of Pocket Edition worlds is 256 by 256 blocks. Kaplan’s announcement did not specify what sizes the update will bring, but one Mojang developer on Reddit said that “medium,” “large” and “really infinite” sizes are in development.

Mojang’s Pocket team plans to update the AI, Inventory, “and a bunch of other things” as well. Kaplan said that he doesn’t have a release date for the update, but that “everything is going [according] to plan.”

The announcement also notified players that starting March 1, Mojang is pausing access to Pocket Realms, the company’s dedicated Minecraft server hosting and management service on mobile.

“The Realms team is currently focused on the upcoming release of PC Realms,” Kaplan said. “Once that’s done, we’ll be in a better place to work on Pocket Realms and make it as good as it possibly can be, which will be later this year. We’re not sure how long the service will be down for, but we’ll update you as soon as normal service resumes.”

Last we heard, Minecraft: Pocket Edition sold 10 million copies. The PC version has sold more than 14 million copies.

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Emanuel Maiberg is a freelance writer in search of the Citizen Kane of burritos.

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mcultrafite12
mcultrafite12

Does anyone know how to setup a MCPE server with the cloudboo minecraft server hosting packages? I would really appreciate it if someone could help me set it up i will make you admin.

delta5931
delta5931

How bout giving us PC gamers, a free copy of this.

69ingChimpmunks
69ingChimpmunks

The reason I stopped playing Minecraft on the 360 is because they haven't put out crap for content for it outside of a lame texture or skin pack. We want actual content, Not skins.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

I seriously hope they add something to the new console versions. Better shaders, some of the HD graphic enhancements, etc. It's bad enough none of the other versions are even close to what the Vanilla PC version is yet they charge the same price (other than mobile of course).


It's bad enough they charge for simple texture packs. Skins is a whole other bag of insanity.

robertcain
robertcain

Even with all the additions and improvements they make, Pocket Edition and indeed any other version of Minecraft will NEVER come close to besting the PC version. Although it will be handy for mobile players to have the mostly complete experience on the go.

haze0986
haze0986

im minecrafted out, got it on pc mobile and ps3.....im sure the next gen version will look identical with no graphical improvements so whats the point

ERRMAHGERD
ERRMAHGERD

g@haze0986  graphical improvements ..... on ... Minecraft ? You're joking right ?

deathstream
deathstream

@Vidpci  


Because you need a powerful machine to run those killer graphics?

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@ERRMAHGERD  Some of the mods are pretty impressive, if you can be bothered with the clunky implementation of them. Need a beastly computer to get around the shit coding though.

Poodger
Poodger

@deathstream @VidpciActually, yes, if you have sweet HD mods and texture packs that make it look beautiful. But you also missed the point that the PC version has twice as much to do, plus mods.