Minecraft: Pocket Edition – Expect Commands, Mods & Resource Packs

For a game of its status, Minecraft: Pocket Edition [$6.99] continues to live up to the expectations of its fans. The features that differentiated the Minecraft PC version from the mobile version are slowly being ported. In a recent tweet, Developer Tommaso Checchi announces that they are ”working on commands, resources packs, and plugins for Pocket and Windows 10.” Are we witnessing a Minecraft PC-Mobile parity?

Lead Developer Jens Bergensten, in an interview, acknowledges that modding is an essential feature for the Minecraft community and apparently, we will be seeing this feature crossover to Minecraft: Pocket Edition. There are suggestions that Microsoft will be helping Mojang to make this giant leap.

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This is certainly not an easy task and they are researching the possibilities of creating a system that allows modding without altering the game itself. This idea is not far-fetched, and we have seen how Apple and other companies are bringing mobile devices such as the iPad Pro to become the new image of the PC. Although it is not a walk in the park, tablets do seem powerful enough to perform complex text commands for Command Blocks.

The Command Block is a redstone-powered block that was introduced in the 1.4 patch for Minecraft and it can execute server commands upon being attached to a redstone circuit. It allows you to perform commands that a regular player cannot perform. The Mojang Team are trying to find the right path in adapting such a system on the mobile version of the game. Also another exciting feature that we expect to see in the upcoming update for Minecraft: Pocket Edition are resource packs. So we can conclude that the PC & Mobile version of the game will become more and more similar in the future and that will be a time for mobile gamers to celebrate.

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