Coming this summer to both the PC and mobile versions of the game, Minecraft Realms will allow players to create a permanent world in the game on a server. Most importantly, users can control who can play in the private world to cut down on compatibility issues.
The service will cost around $10-15 per month for the PC version. But the charge for the Pocket Edition will likely be less.
Interestingly, Manneh also told Poylgon that the company is looking for a way that the PC and mobile versions of Minecraft Realms could communicate:
“We have discussed that a lot,” he said. “Currently it’s a big technical challenge to make that work, but you never know in the future if we could make them work together. That would be fantastic of course.”
Minecraft – Pocket Edition is a universal title for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded now in the App Store for $6.99.
The game’s last significant update was in late January. Version 0.6.0 brought things like baby animals and fancy clouds to the sandbox-building game.