Minecraft on mobile and Windows 10 to add more customization via command blocks

Minecraft players on the PC version have full reign to mod the sandbox game, but the mobile, console and Windows 10 versions don't have that freedom. That may change as developer Mojang plans to introduce support for more customization in the mobile and Windows 10 Minecraft versions via command blocks

Jens Bergensten, the lead developer on Minecraft, has told CNET that command block support is due soon, but didn't offer a release date:

Using command blocks, you can add new Minecraft rules that do things like teleport players to a different part of the virtual world, reward them with a powerful sword, confine them to a jail, summon a flying pig into existence and obliterate all dangerous zombies.

Command blocks do require that gamers type in long commands on the PC to work, and that kind of interface will have to be altered for the mobile versions:

"Usually what is the most time consuming is to adapt the user interface for touch and gamepad, especially considering it's a bit more cumbersome to type text," Bergensten said.

As far as full mod support, Bergensten said Mojang is working to add it to the mobile, Windows 10 and console versions at some point:

"Modding is a core element of the Minecraft community," Bergensten said. "In order to support mods for other platforms, we need to create a system that allows this without modifying the application itself. We are currently researching our options and hope to solve this soon."

John Callaham