Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows Phone won't receive any new updates due to low usage


Microsoft is putting an end to Minecraft Pocket Edition for Windows Phone development since there aren't that many active players spending time in the game that would justify the resources needed for its support.

Sources familiar with Microsoft's plans confirmed the company will no longer offer updates to Minecraft Pocket Edition for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 Mobile.

However, those who still use phones powered by these platforms will continue to be able to download the game from the Windows Store, at least for the time being.

Mojang, the studio developing the game, hasn't issued any statements regarding the Windows Phone version of Minecraft Pocket Edition. The last update the developers released dates from last month and brings quite a lot of new features and improvements.

The Ender Update has already made its way to Android and iOS platforms, but it seems Windows Phone players have been skipped from the initial rollout. If rumors are true, then The Ender Update won't be reaching Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows Phone. Anyway, we're still waiting for an official announcement to confirm the information, but we're not sure one will come.

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