As previously reported via patch note leaks, Minecraft: Pocket Edition for Windows 10 is now being released today with support for Windows 10 Mobile! This comes after grim news a month ago announcing that the existing Pocket Edition from Windows Phone 8 era was ending support and no news on new support for the Windows Mobile platform. Personally, this announcement will be the push that will move me to cancel my PC MineCraft Server, and move to a Realms server with my small group of Minecraft friends, so that the same world I work on in PC, I can work on on the go from my Lumia 650.
From the Microsoft Blog:
This new edition finally gives Minecraft players on Windows 10 Mobile all the features players know and love: Realms, The End, Texture Packs, Add-Ons and more!
Minecraft: Pocket Edition on Windows 10 Mobile is available to all new players for $6.99 USD or local equivalent, but is free to players who already bought the game on Windows Phone 8.
Windows Phone 8 players who upgrade their software to Windows Phone 10 will automatically update to Minecraft: Pocket Edition on Windows 10 Mobile.
For more about today’s news, head over to Minecraft.net.