Mojang crafting official iPhone/iPad Minecraft release [update: Android too!]

The unsanctioned iPhone version of Minecraft might have been taken down like a shoddy lean-to during a zombie invasion, but it'll be replaced this year by something way better: an official version developed by Mojang. Minecraft creator Markus Persson told Gamasutra that a new Mojang employee, Aron Neiminen, is working on the port with a release targeted for 2011.

Persson said that not every update for the PC/Mac beta will be implemented in the iOS version, but that instead Mojang will curate the feature set based on what "makes sense" for the iPhone and iPad controls.

Update: Kotaku reports that Minecraft is headed to the Android platform as well.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.