Minecraft is a widely popular sandbox game that has been available on PC, Xbox 360 and Android. The Android version has always been a bit lacking compared to its larger screened siblings – namely in online play.
When the 0.7.0 update drops next month, users can expect online support for multiplayer maps to finally be present on the mobile version. This is a widely requested feature and Mojang (the company behind Minecraft) has put a lot of work in to making this feature a reality.
However, at first the online capabilities will be fairly limited. All of the servers will be hosted by Mojang and only accessible via Wi-Fi connected devices. Sources say these initial limitations will be lifted as time goes on. In order to host your own Pocket edition server, you will need to pay Mojang a fee. Also, 3g/4g capability is expected in the future.
Another possibly annoying limitation is that users will initially have to be whitelisted to play on specific servers. If you do not have explicit permission to play on a server, you won’t be able to connect.
There are also still some questions to be answered. Will skins be supported? What about cross platform multiplayer – will pocket edition players be able to interact with PC or Xbox Live players? All will be answered in April when the game is updated in the Android Google Play Store.
One thing is for sure, the Minecraft community is very excited for this update. I am too. I cant wait to get a little multiplayer building done on the go.
Source – DroidGamers
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