Slowly, the Minecraft: Pocket Edition for smartphones and tablets is becoming similar to the desktop and console versions of the game. This comes after Mojang has released one of the biggest updates for the Minecraft: Pocket Edition.

The new Minecraft: Pocket Edition version 0.12 update bring many new features that have been missing from the mobile version, which include sneaking, hunger, sprinting, the Nether zone and many more.

In addition, the mobile gamers will be able to play against those who play the Minecraft: Windows 10 BETA version and even use physical controllers with their iOS devices. The new update was also released for Windows Phone and Android will probably receive it soon enough.

Minecraft: Pocket Edition reached the milestone of 30m sales back in January 2015, but for some reason, this version was always behind with the features, in comparison with the versions that have been released for both consoles and computers. As the mobile edition of Minecraft became so popular, the developers had to do something about that and they’ve started improving this game version very fast.

Mojang announced their plans for the Minecraft: Pocket Edition 0.12 update during the Minecon event, which was held in July 2015. As we’ve told you above, the new update brings “The Nether”, which made a lot of players happy.

Mojang also promised that the Minecraft: Pocket Edition will receive new major improvements by the end of 2015 and it will bring virtual redstone material which will allow them to create circuits that transmit power.

We remind you that Mojang was bought by Microsoft for 2.5 billion dollars back in 2014 and the new owner is planning to launch its own realms service, where the players will need to pay a monthly subscription to have their own private Minecraft servers to play with their friends.

Mojang is currently working with the Telltale Games developers on a “narrative-drive adventure” that’s called “Minecraft: Story Mode”, which is expected to be released by the end of 2015.

Minecraft Pocket Edition Update Builds Toward The Desktop Version