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Microsoft unearths a Windows Phone version of Minecraft

Earnest Cavalli, @joystiq
December 11, 2014
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Minecraft is already available on myriad platforms ranging from its native PC to the PlayStation 4 and the iPhone, and now the hyper-successful sandbox exploration hit can also be found on Windows Phone devices.

Like other versions of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the game is abridged in comparison to its PC and console predecessors, but does include both Survival and freeform Creative modes as well as multiplayer support via local wifi. Microsoft (which recently acquired Minecraft developer Mojang) also claims that this version of Minecraft: Pocket Edition includes a number of items recently added to Minecraft's PC incarnation including new biomes, creatures and "infinite worlds" for players to explore. As with all versions of Minecraft, that "infinite" claim is only as strong as the technical capabilities of your device, so you shouldn't expect expansive realms to rival the PC game on your Windows Phone.

Prospective virtual miners will find Minecraft: Pocket Edition on the Windows Phone store at a price of $7.
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Build worlds with "Minecraft: Pocket Edition" for Windows Phone 8.1


Hi,

Minecraft is a cultural phenomenon, with more than 100 million players across the world. Now, it comes to Windows Phone 8.1, giving Windows Phone users the ability to play one of the world's most popular games while on the move.

"Minecraft: Pocket Edition" for Windows Phone 8.1 includes all of Minecraft's mobile features, including the tense action of Survival mode, the limitless exploration of Creative mode, and multiplayer fun over local Wi-Fi networks. This release includes infinite worlds, with the new biomes, caves, mobs, villages and more that players love.

Minecraft is available today across the world as a £4.99 download in the Windows Phone Store for Windows Phones running 8.1.

"Minecraft: Pocket Edition" assets can be downloaded here.














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