Mojang Details Plans for Minecraft – Pocket Edition

When Minecraft – Pocket Edition was released last month, we weren’t exactly satisfied with how it turned out. It’s an extremely stripped down version of the popular PC sandbox game, but it sells for a premium price. Most Minecraft fans seemed to agree with our assessment, and wished it had more features. Well, it looks like developer Mojang has heard your complaints. They’ve just released a blog post that details their plans for the app.

Basically, Mojang plans to bring new features to the mobile game, but only the ones that work well on a touchscreen. That means you can expect to see crafting, enemies, and an item system in the future. See below for the full list. There’s no word on when these updates will hit, but we’ll be sure to update our review if necessary when they do.

‘¢A new file system–to make sure we can support items and mobs in the world

‘¢Item system–to be able to pick up items

‘¢Crafting–we know you want this :) This will probably need some iterations since the interface will be customized for the touch devices

‘¢Inventory system

‘¢Mobs–animals and enemies!

‘¢Optimizing rendering code–we are experimenting with caves but need to make it work better before we are able to release it

‘¢Clean up of code and overall optimization

[Via Mojang]