Microsoft is all about unified apps these days and that applies to its $2.5 billion baby Minecraft, too. The Pocket and Windows 10 versions of the blocky creation-and-survival game are almost at parity with the original Java version, developer Mojang announced today. The 1.0 update, dubbed “The End,” brings end-game boss The Ender Dragon and the The End dimension to desktop and mobile players. But, despite its name, Mojang says that continual updates are planned after this is released. Oh, and the 1.0 version is what will arrive by year’s end on Apple TV as well.
More than just adding a dragon (as cool as that is), world height is getting a bump to 256 blocks — a big step up from the previous Pocket and Win10 version’s 128. For a bit of context, clouds start appearing at 127 blocks high. Reach for the sky, y’all. There’s also a new Elytra glider available for soaring over the pixely world, in addition to a handful of bits like a new mob (the Shulker) and new resources to mine.
Android users can try it out in beta starting today, but everyone else will have to wait until the update is released because the beta is exclusive to Google’s mobile platform.