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Minecraft headed to China for the first time

There are plans to develop a Chinese-specific edition

Minecraft developer Mojang announced today that it would be bringing its popular title to China for the first time.

In a blog post on the company's website, the studio confirmed that it would license both Pocket and PC versions of the game to a NetEase Inc. affiliate in mainland China. The studio also confirmed that it had plans to eventually develop a version of the game specifically tailored to its Chinese market, but there was no word on when that could become available.

Mojang CEO, Jonas Martensson, said that the company was always looking for more ways to bring Minecraft to players around the world, adding that new communities brought a fresh perspective to the game.

"We look forward to welcoming China's builders and adventurers to the world of Minecraft," Martensson said.

The studio didn't announce a specific date for when Minecraft would be made available to players in China, but said it would be soon.

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