'Minecraft' Apple TV Port Confirmed During 'Hello Again' Event; Few Features Confirmed

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Minecraft is making the jump to Apple TV, Apple confirmed during its Hello Again event on Thursday morning, eliminating yet another barrier between potential players and one of the most popular video games in the history of the industry. Now imagine how much more exciting the news would be if someone bothered to tell us whether we’d be getting the full version of Minecraft or one of the lesser builds currently available on consoles, smart phones and tablets.

It seems likely that we’ll see another adaptation of Minecraft: Pocket Edition, the portable version of Minecraft featured in the App Store and Google Play. Pocket Edition was also the basis for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition and the only feature Apple confirmed today was the ability for Apple TV users to interact with those playing Minecraft on Android, iOS and/or Windows 10. Pocket Edition doesn’t include all of the content and features found in the Java build, much less the weekly developmental previews that precede new patches, but the mobile version of the game is much closer to PC build than it was a few years ago.

Sadly, there’s not a trailer for the new Apple TV version of Minecraft yet. Today’s announcement also didn’t include any specifics about when fans could expect to see Minecraft added to the Apple TV section of the App Store. Maybe we’ll get a bit more information during Mojang’s previously announced Pocket Edition livestream on Halloween?

Minecraft is currently available on a growing array of consoles, operating systems and smart devices. The popular sandbox game heads to Apple TV in the near (but unspecified) future.

Be sure to check back with iDigitalTimes.com and follow Scott on Twitter for more Minecraft news throughout 2016 and however long Mojang continues to support Minecraft in the years ahead.

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