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Minecraft Pocket Edition will get 'significantly bigger worlds'

Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the mobile version of developer Mojang's blocky world building game, will be getting "significantly bigger worlds" in future updates, according to a post today on Mojang's blog.

Mojang is coding the Android and iOS versions, which will allow their worlds to expand.

"We're working on restructuring a lot of code to allow significantly bigger worlds in future updates," business developer Daniel Kaplan wrote. "We're also updating the AI, inventory and a bunch of other things. Unfortunately we don't have a release date yet, but so far, everything is going to plan."

Kaplan also revealed that Mojang will pause access to the Pocket Realms beta on March 1. Pocket Realms, which allows users to create permanent, private worlds on servers, will be available again "later this year." In the meantime, the development team will focus on the service's PC version.

"Your current worlds will be saved," he wrote, "and you'll be able to continue from where you left off once Pocket Realms is back online."

To learn more about the Realms initiative, be sure to read our interview with Carl Manneh, co-founder and CEO of Mojang.

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