Minecraft: Pocket Edition will not be updated on Windows phones anymore

Minecraft is one of the most popular games in the world, recently celebrating 25 million copies sold on the PC and Mac versions. It also completed five years of development of the Pocket Edition late last year. However, the creators of the game have decided not to update the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Mobile versions anymore.

The decision was reportedly taken due to the low usage on the platform but it will still be available to download. This comes as a huge surprise as Microsoft owns Mojang- the maker of Minecraft. The company has been working on putting Windows 10 on ARM making Windows 10 Mobile a difficult proposition. As a result, OEMs have been disappointed with the platform.

The game joins the ranks of games and apps leaving the platform lately. Windows Phones have had an app problem for the longest time and it doesn't seem to be getting any better. The users of Minecraft on the platform can find solace in the fact that the game will still be available to download despite not getting any more updates. Microsoft has still not commented on the issue at the time of writing this article.

If you're still interested, you can download Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows Phone here.

Source: Windows Central

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