Mojang and Microsoft announced that the popular game's mobile version has become available for the Windows Phone.
On Dec. 10, game developer Mojang announced that Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the mobile version of Minecraft, is now available for Windows Phone. The game is already available for Android and iOS.
“Windows phones just got significantly cooler. Now you can play Minecraft: Pocket Edition on the darn things! Hooray for Minecraft! Hooray for Windows phones! Hooray for portable gaming devices,” the company said.
Similarly, Windows announced that the game became available on Windows Phone.
“With a local Wi-Fi network, players can engage in multiplayer gameplay and team up with friends to explore new biomes, fight monsters, and craft infinite new worlds together,” they explained further.
Available for $6.99, the game requires the latest version of Windows Phone but, according to PC Gamer, the game's download size of 12 megabytes should allow it to work on phones with a mere 1 gigabyte of RAM.
Since Windows purchased Mojang earlier this year for more than $2 billion, it makes sense the company would finally release a mobile version of the game.
Aside from this new release of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, there is bad news. The planned Minecraft-based movie has hit an obstacle.
Shawn Levy, slated to direct the film, as well as writers Kieran Mulroney and Michele Mulroney have left the Warner Bros. project, according to Variety.
Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Levy said he left over differences on the movie's script. Mojang did not like the idea Levy envisioned, which was an adventure story with “a bit of a ‘Goonies' flair.”
According to Variety, Warner hopes to find replacements after the new year begins.