Microsoft’s Mojang acquisition bears fruit; Minecraft lands on Windows Phone
Popular sandbox game Minecraft, which was only available for Android and iOS mobile devices until now, has finally made its way to Windows Phone devices.
“Starting today, you can enter the world of Minecraft from your Microsoft Lumia or other Windows Phone and turn your imagination into reality-one block at a time,” noted Adam Fraser on the Lumia Conversations blog post on Wednesday.
Mojang had announced a Windows Phone version of its hit game back in October after Microsoft’s $2.5bn purchase of both the game and studio.
The Minecraft Windows Phone version boasts every single feature found in the other mobile versions, including Survival mode, Creative mode, and multiplayer over Wi-Fi, infinite worlds, and all the usual stuff.
The popular gaming title has been downloaded 100 million times on PC and has sold more than 21 million copies on iOS and Android. It is the most popular online game on Xbox, and the top paid app for Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android operating system in the U.S.
The game is already available for PC, Mac, Linux, Raspberry Pi, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, iOS, and Android.
Minecraft Pocket Edition can now be purchased from the Windows Phone app store for £4.99 ($6.99), the same price as the iOS and Android Pocket Editions.