Mojang has promised some significant new functionality for the mobile version of its hit title.
Minecraft Pocket Edition will soon be updated to offer larger-scale worlds more in line with what users of the PC and console versions are accustomed to.
We're working on restructuring a lot of code to allow significantly bigger worlds in future updates,” business developer Daniel Kaplan said on the studio's blog. We're also updating the AI, inventory, and a bunch of other things. Unfortunately we don't have a release date yet, but so far, everything is going to plan.”
It was also revealed that Mojang is pausing” access to the Pocket Realms beta. That's a service that allows users to create permanent worlds on private servers.
The Realms team is currently focused on the upcoming release of PC Realms,” he added. 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.”
All current Pocket Realms content will be saved.