One of the most popular games in the App Store will soon be receiving official controller support. As first noted by TouchArcade, Minecraft – Pocket Edition developer Tommaso Checci recently mentioned the news on Twitter.
Fortunately we’ll soon raze the entire UI to the ground, so that we’ll be able to have proper controller support among other things :)
— Tommaso Checchi (@_tomcc) May 15, 2015
Adding support for official MFi controllers should make the game even easier to navigate and could help bring in even more players.
Minecraft – Pocket Edition is universal and designed for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad/iPad mini. It can be downloaded now on the App Store for $6.99.
Back in January, developer Mojang announced that the pocket version of the sandbox game had been downloaded more than 30 million times. That’s a spectacular feat, especially considering the game’s price in mobile app stores overflowing with freemium titles.
Microsoft took notice of Minecraft’s success and scooped up Mojang in September 2014 for $2.5 billion.
And in late 2014, Mojang also announced a partnership with developer Telltale to release an episodic adventure, titled Minecraft: Story Mode. The first episode of that game will arrive sometime in 2015.
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