Update: Minecraft Pocket Edition revamped on Windows Phone
It’s finally here—“Minecraft Pocket Edition” on Lumia gets a bunch of new features such as The Nether and cross-platform support with Windows 10 devices.
The world of Minecraft is a little brighter today. “Minecraft: Pocket Edition” has received a huge update that literally changes the way you play Minecraft on your Lumia.
Here are the big changes to watch for:
- Cross-platform play
Up to five players can play “Minecraft Pocket Edition” and/or “Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta” together. That means that right from your Lumia, you can join your buddies playing Minecraft Pocket Edition or Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta on a Windows 10-powered PC, laptop, Microsoft Surface, or other mobile device.
- Revamped controls
Enjoy revamped touch controls, controller support, and a new controller mapping screen.
- The Nether
Fight Ghasts and make friends with Pigmen in The Nether, a dimension described as Minecraft’s scary underworld.
- Enhanced weather
Experience Minecraft with new weather effects such as accumulating snow and directional rain.
- Zombie villager professions
Zombie villagers can now have professions like farmers or butchers!
- And More!
In addition to bug fixes, this update also introduces Ocelots (big kitties); Golems; enchanting, enchantments, and potions; flower pots; sneaking and sprinting; brewing; and anvils.
Have you experienced the sandbox splendor that is “Minecraft: Pocket Edition?” If not, download it here for $6.99 or search for “Minecraft: Pocket Edition” in the app store on your Lumia.
What’s your favorite new feature in “Minecraft: Pocket Edition?” Let us know in the comments below.