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Mojang on Minecraft: Pocket Edition's evolution into a mobile juggernaut

Andrew Hayward | Aug. 14, 2014
Minecraft is an absolute sensation of a game, having sold more than 54 million copies across platforms and spawning all sorts of officially licensed doodads--like branded LEGO sets, foam swords, and a seemingly endless array of t-shirts. Leading the pack in sales isn't the original PC version, nor any of the home console ports, which have collectively moved past the computer edition in total copies sold.

And with a massive community of passionate players, there's a collective wish list put forth by vocal fans on message boards and over Twitter. Beyond what Checchi mentioned, fans are eager for physical controller support, maps, and the addition of the haunting soundtrack from the larger versions, among other tweaks.

Most of those features seem like reasonable expectations — but Mojang will continue to get there on its own terms. "When we feel that the game is 'complete' enough, we'll have a 1.0 [version] and we will drop the 'alpha' tag (which nobody cared about anyway)," notes Checchi. "But we'll get there at an incremental pace."

 

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