Mojang has opened up about its upcoming Minecraft Realms server subscriptions, which should become available to Minecraft - Pocket Edition players in update 0.7.0.

Speaking to Polygon, Mojang co-founder Carl Manneh explains: "Minecraft Realms will be the easiest way to play with your friends online."

According to Manneh, Realms will allow you to set up permanent worlds on public servers, without the headache of dealing with server admin issues or fan mod compatibility problems.

This "one-click solution" will provide you with your own personal Minecraft world, including the ability to control whether other players can join and what mods are permitted.

Serves you right

Of course, the Minecraft Realms service will come at a cost: around $10 - $15 per month.

In addition to rolling out Minecraft Realms, Mojang is toying with the concept of linking up the PC and mobile versions of Minecraft to facilitate cross-platform social play.

Don't get too excited, though: this ambitious scheme is still in the blue sky phase.

In the meantime, you can look forward to experiencing the Minecraft Realms service in Minecraft - Pocket Edition update 0.7.0. Expect this firmware update to go live around the end of April.

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