that the mobile version of its runaway hit, Minecraft
, surpassed 10 million units in sales, and revealed that it will add several major features to the game in the coming months.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition
's forthcoming updates range from matters of convenience (players will no longer have to exit to the main menu in order to change settings) to experimental additions that, initially, will be available exclusively to players using high-end mobile devices. Once these unnamed features are sufficiently tested, they will be rolled out in another update for all players.
Mojang is also working on Minecraft Realms
, a cloud-based multiplayer service that allows players to collaborate on shared projects without needing to be online at the same time. Minecraft Realms will be launched as a subscription-based mode that can be unlocked in Minecraft: Pocket Edition
via an in-app purchase.
Mojang hopes to launch its next Minecraft: Pocket Edition
update by the end of May.