Survival mode is coming to Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Monsters and mining

Survival mode is coming to Minecraft: Pocket Edition

The much-loved Survival mode of Minecraft will be coming to the Pocket Edition, creator Mojang has told Pocket Gamer.

However, as the developer is now working on bringing the game to Android touchscreen devices, we won't be seeing it until those versions are released.

Touchy feely "We have tons of stuff being planned but we haven't nailed out the whole release yet," said Daniel Kaplan, Mojang's press representative.

"white">The things I can say right now is we're working on the touch controls for phones that haven’t got the PlayStation buttons, and we're working on making sure more people are able to play the game. After this iteration with the touch controls, we will start adding and optimise new stuff." At present, the game is exclusively available on the Xperia Play Android smartphone. We gave it a Pocket Gamer Silver award. Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin;color:black;background:white">Kaplan added, "I know a lot of people are waiting for Survival mode and so am I. We need to tweak and rebalance a lot of stuff before we feel confident about releasing mobs and what-nots."

Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin;color:black;background:white">At present, Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin;color:black;background:white">Minecraft: Pocket EditionCalibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin;color:black;background:white"> only features Creative mode, which allows you to build whatever you want using a palette of blocks within a limited area. Survival mode includes monsters and mining mechanics that give the game a explorative and survivalist edge.

Calibri;mso-bidi-theme-font:minor-latin;color:black;background:white">Currently exclusive to Xperia Play, the game costs $6.99 on the Android Market but will be coming to other devices in the future.