Minecraft Pocket and Windows 10 Editions snag Redstone, bunnies and more

Both the Minecraft Pocket Edition and Windows 10 Edition got a pretty substantial update today, bringing along the pretty major addition of Redstone, which lets you create complex, powered devices. The update also heralds the arrival of bunnies, desert temples, and much more. The full changelog is a bit long, but here are some of the highlights and fixes from version 0.13.0:

  • Redstone Circuits: Redstone Wire, Torch, Lamp, Levers, Buttons, Pressure plates, Tripwires, Trapped Chests and Detector Rails. Craft them all!
  • Cute, fluffy, crop-eating, bunnies
  • Desert temples
  • New types of wooden doors
  • Redstone can be used to control doors, trapdoors, TNT and rails
  • Faster boats with improved handling
  • Increased item tooltip visibility time in Windows 10 Edition Beta
  • Stack count labels now use a bigger and more readable font
  • Slimes and Ghasts now actually spawn!
  • Hunger restored by food items now match the PC version
  • Flowers created by using Bone Meal on Grass now depend on the biome
  • Skeletons now run away from Wolves
  • Obsidian now breaks in 6.5 seconds rather than 3
  • Mine carts now stack on top of each other
  • Boats now stack
  • Beetroot soup now stacks
  • Fixed Curved Rail and Redstone behavior
  • Improved Slime spawning
  • Block lag should be significantly reduced. Everything should feel more responsive now
  • Updated door textures all over the place
  • Even more Ghast and Slime spawning

And there you have it. The update is a fairly major one, especially for all of the aspiring engineers out there. The Mojang team says it will update the game with more Redstone components in the future, but this is a start. For the full changelog, including bug fixes, be sure to check out the blog post at the source link below.

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  • Minecraft Pocket Edition should have Xbox Live Achievements :(
  • But it doesn't. Oh well.
  • Yes, it should. It remains the only Windows Phone game published by Microsofot Studios to lack Xbox Live achievements. You should let @Mojang, @Minecraft, @jeb_, @_tomcc, and @XboxP3 that you want that feature added in. #SaveXboxWP
  • same features, but why W10 edition cost more money? just curious..
  • The Windows 10 edition has more features, actually (like Xbox controller support, for starters) and has more upside (as it will likely be ported to HoloLens). The Windows 10 edition, at $10, is significantly cheaper than the original PC version, at $27.
  • i'm just waiting with false hopes that MC:PE will go on sale some day.
    $6.99 seems like too high a price for a phone-only game.
    i understand it is a hit franchise and MS bought them for a good price.
    but the biggest bummer of this whole process is the fact that MS promotes Universal Windows Apps so much and yet Minecraft on Windows 10 isn't a UWA.
  • They wanted people who owned the desktop version to have the Windows 10 version. The code is mostly the same. I think they handled it very well. They didn't want their desktop users like me to have buy pocket edition just to play a version that is not as good as the Java version.
  • Minecraft will never go on sale for two reasons: 1. it doesn't need to (it's already very well priced and selling like crazy), and 2. it would cheapen the brand. This isn't a microtransaction-filled mobile game. This game has endless replay value and perfect gameplay. It's well worth the $7.
  • Except for all of the micro transactions. Skins, texture packs, etc.
  • None of those things have any affect on gameplay.
  • Buy them if you want them. It's just skins.
  • Seams to you play the game.
  • Still can't trade with villagers. Come on guys. An emerald for three bread, I need this deal.
  • Mm I think this is the time when truly universal should start, like you buy it, and the same buy works for Xbox, Windows 10 and Windows 10 mobile and hololens? If not right now? why not?
  • Xbox is different then pocket edition
  • Exactly, I think it should not be different.  Specially when you think about the continuum and beasts like 950 and simpler devices like Surface RT that was able to be connected to an xbox control.  
  • Pretty sure they are headed in this direction. Just remember that it is still a somewhat new ms property, and they are essentially rebuilding the game from the ground up. I bet we catch wind of a 'universal' version around this time next year.
  • Finally!!!
  • It will finally feel complete again. I have been missing my traps.
  • Does it have Xbox controller support on W10 mobile yet?
  • Finally bunnies arrived to Pocket Edition! Wooo! Hey guys, should I get the Minecraft Pocket Edition Mobile or Windows 10 Beta? I mean I know MCPE Mobile is cheaper but just asking...
  • if you wanna play on your phone, you will have to get PE.
    if you wanna play on your tablet/PC, get the Win 10 Beta.
  • Redstone? So that means Minecraft gets 2016 Windows 10 before anyone else? :-\
  • Funny joke. Win 10 stole the name from Minecraft.
  • Dang... I still wish that they will include those other redstone-related contraptions like, Dispensers, Droppers, Repeaters and Comparators! I wanna make them TNT cannons! And also hope that the UI and item sorting is as good as the PC version. Though, good update!
  • I need repeaters.
  • Ikr? Since I have a Surface Pro 3 I prefer to be able to play using the touch screen when on the go. Hope it receives yet another update soon since I am more of an Ellegard/Redstone Engineer person :D
  • Is anyone else experiencing a crash as soon as you hit the PLAY button? I just received my Lumia 950 yesterday, went to play the latest update, and it just closes out of the app as soon as you press play on the main screen. I can get into settings and all that just fine. Was wondering if maybe it had something to do with restoring from a WP 8.1 backup, but I'm not entirely literate when it comes to that sort of thing. Any help/recommendations would be most welcome. Thanks!
  • It was crashing on my previous W10M build. But it hasn't since build 10581. Maybe try the basic uninstall/reinstall?
  • If i buy minecraft on windows 10 mobile will i get the windows 10 pc version? Is it crossbuy like halo and others?
  • Sadly no. You will have to buy each separately. But, my recommendation is to buy the mobile version. And if you want to play on PC, get the full PC version. Not Windows 10 edition. Because I got my Windows 10 Edition for free since I've the PC version.