Mojang AB, the developers of Minecraft has announced on January 25, 2016, that it was offering a beta test of its Minecraft: Pocket Edition, which is available for download for Android gadgets.
The beta test is available only to Google Play users. Much to the dismay of other gamers. However, Mojang assured fans that the Minecraft: Pocket Edition and the Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition beta will be made available very soon, too.
Why join the beta test?
According to Mojang, the second phase of the game testing is a continuing journey towards exploring Redstone with Droppers, Hoppers, Dispensers, and such other new items.
How to join the beta test?
Since this is a test, Mojang strongly recommends gamers to store backups of their existing worlds before downloading the beta test version.
To join the test, first the gamer needs an Android device that supports Minecraft: Pocket Edition. Second, the gamer needs to purchase from Google Play Store Minecraft: Pocket Edition Android. And third, the gamer needs to opt in to the Beta test and become a tester.
The app automatically download and install on the gamer’s device after joining the beta test. Expect some downtime as it can take a couple of days to appear. Gamers joining the beta test may need to wait a little bit.
Meanwhile, future updates and changes to the beta will be available in the designatedsmall blog. Beta updates are available for free. Beta testers need to check out the small blog for any available updates.
The latest in the series of beta 0.14.0 updates includes more Redstone component including comparators, dispensers, droppers, hoppers, repeaters, trapped chests. There are also more Minecart types.
Then too there are Spooky witches and their huts where gamers can find cauldrons filled with varying potions and the ability to dye Armor. There is also additional Item Frames that gamers can use for displaying their best loot.
Other exciting new items include Slime blocks, Wearable pumpkins, Red sandstone, better chicken jockey mobs, and 15 new Redstone Specialists skins for engineering, mining, rail-riding, etc.
What makes Pocket Edition Different?
Minecraft is a video game that allows players to build their own virtual worlds in a sandbox-like environment. Pocket Edition is different from the PC version in that it has more vibrant images, adjusted terrains, and exclusive items.
According to the development team, Minecraft: Pocket Edition will start progressing diversely and on its own the moment it is up to date with the PC version.
This suggests that Pocket Edition is not just another version of Minecraft in a totally different platform. It can actually offer different gaming experience from the one gamers will get from PC.
So what are you waiting for? Be a Minecraft: Pocket Edition beta tester today and take part in refining your favorite video game!