Mojang details upcoming additions to Minecraft: Pocket Edition

As Minecon 2015 draws to a close in London, Mojang has used the event to detail some new features headed the way of Minecraft: Pocket Edition. It's become apparent that Pocket Edition will soon be on par with the new Windows 10 Edition and one of the Minecon panels offered some insight into what's headed our way.

On the list is:

  • Hunger and XP bars
  • Anvils
  • Controller support
  • The ability to move the UI around.
  • The Nether
  • Ocelots
  • Dynamic weather
  • Cobblestone
  • Redstone
  • Sprinting and crouching

Feature parity with the forthcoming desktop version is exciting, as is the fact you'll be able to play against people using either edition. For phone players though, controller support has to be one of the most interesting.

There's no time frame for the update but the Windows 10 Edition launches in beta on July 29.

via IGN

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