Mojang is working on a major new update for Minecraft players on iOS devices, promising a restructuring of the code to pave the way for “significantly bigger worlds.”
Daniel Kaplan writes on the official Mojang site, “We thought it would be good to give you a quick update on the status of Pocket Edition.”
He reveals that Mojang is hard at work “restructuring a lot of code to allow significantly bigger worlds in future updates.” It isn’t clear if Minecraft – Pocket Edition 0.9.0 will be the first update to bring this new ability.
According to the Minecraft – Pocket Edition wiki for “upcoming features,” version 0.9.0 will enable “New World Options.” Players will be able to select the world size, generate caves, and more.
The changelog also states that Minecraft – Pocket Edition 0.9.0 “uses old terrain generation to maintain compatibility for older devices.”
“We’re also updating the AI, inventory, and a bunch of other things. Unfortunately we don’t have a release date yet, but so far, everything is going according to plan,” adds Kaplan.
The Mojang post includes a photo of an upcoming animal (displayed above), and some details regarding the beta testing phase of Pocket Realms. Access to the service will be paused on March 1.
“The Realms team is currently focused on the upcoming release of PC Realms,” Kaplan adds. “Once that’s done, we’ll be in a better place to work on Pocket Realms and make it as good as it possibly can be, which will be later this year.”
Mojang isn’t sure how long the service will be out, but it promises to keep the customer base informed at all times.
Kaplan concludes, saying, “A big thanks to everyone who’s helped test out the service so far. Your current worlds will be saved, and you’ll be able to continue from where you left off once Pocket Realms is back online.”