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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