Minecraft is finally available for Windows Phone

Minecraft Pocket Edition has been available for Android and iOS users since 2011. In the three years since, Windows Phone users have been neglected. Not anymore, though.

Windows Phone users probably remember promises of a native Minecraft Pocket Edition app from back in September. Now Microsoft has made good on its word to bring the game to mobile. Minecraft Pocket Edition landed on the Windows Phone Store this week and is priced at $6.99.

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The news is really no surprise, especially when you consider Microsoft’s purchase of Mojang earlier this year (indeed the app’s publisher on the Windows Phone Store is listed as ‘Microsoft Studios). No telling whether or not that expedited the development of an official Windows Phone version of Minecraft but it can’t have done any harm.

The app is currently available for Windows Phone 8.1 users with devices that have either a 720×1280, 480×800, or 768×1280 pixel display on their device. It supports only US English.

[source] Microsoft [/source]