Wednesday , June 28 2017

Minecraft Pocket Edition coming to non-Xperia Play devices September 29th

Me, I’m a big fan of Minecraft (although I haven’t been able to play it much of late) and I know that Buzz is also a pretty big fan as well, and my addiction is about to be revived because over at DroidGamers they’re refering to a tweet from Daniel Kaplan the Business Manager for Mojang (the company behind Minecraft) which advises Minecraft will be coming to Android from Thursday (September 29th). More After the break
A good number of people are taking this to mean the “rest” of Android as it’s currently under an exclusivity agreement with the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. As far as I can tell from reading about the Xperia Play version it still doesn’t allow you to connect to server for multi-player action but allows connection over WiFi to achieve a localised version of multi-player Minecraft.

In his tweet he included a video which shows of the in game touch controls which includes an auto-jump as well as a manual jump, mining function and the ability to place blocks, you can check out the video he posted which demos the controls here :

Currently the Xperia Play exclusive version of Minecraft costs $6.50 and quite frankly I’d pay this to get some mobile Minecraft action happening, so I’ll be checking the Android Market on Thursday for a Minecraft version for the rest of us, who else is excited about getting some mobile Minecraft on their Android?

 
Source: DroidGamers.

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Well the version on the market currently is that still the xperia play version? Says not available for galaxy s2

Carsten Bauer
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What servers do you and Buzz play on?

Buzz Moody
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I play on my home network and open it up to my friends to join in.

Who would have guessed the Samsung Series 9 can run a Minecraft server for 4-5 people.

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