Minecraft: Pocket Edition
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|Minecraft: Pocket Edition|
|Mojang AB, Xbox Game Studios|
|Android, iOS, Fire OS, Windows 10 Mobile, Samsung Galaxy Apps and Windows Phone 8.1|
|International Release Date(s)|
October 8, 2011
November 17, 2011
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Minecraft: Pocket Edition (MCPE or PE) was the former title of the mobile versions of Minecraft developed by Mojang AB. Pocket Edition introduced the Bedrock Engine, which was later ported to Windows 10, Gear VR, Apple TV, and Fire TV. These editions – as well as the Pocket Edition, Xbox One Edition, and Nintendo Switch Edition – received a major crossplay update on September 20, 2017 that combined the Bedrock platforms under one title: "Minecraft".
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Initially launched exclusively for the Xperia PLAY on Google Play for US$6.99 on August 16, 2011, it was launched for other Android devices on October 7, 2011, and for iOS on November 17, 2011. A version for the Amazon Appstore was released on September 13, 2012. Pocket Edition came to Windows Phone 8.1 on December 10, 2014.
A demo/lite version of the game without world save functionality and containing limited inventory items was available until October 21, 2013.
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