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Minecraft PE Version Differences

Every gamer who has played Minecraft regardless of the version knows the impact that it has had on games and gaming as a community, but perhaps not so much why this is so or the traditions that have sprung up that guides each version in its development nad deployment so we thought this would be a great place and time to address those issues.

Secrets to its Success


A major element to the secret to Minecraft's success is its throwback roots and the power of nostalgia.

The game play structure and play style of Minecraft largely celebrates the early era of platform gaming, and its tried and true fusion of instant gratification combined with goal-oriented and attainable play couples to provide players with a highly immersive, very addictive, and easy to master style of play that quickly defines the reasons for its initial and continued successes.

In a gaming world that somehow lost touch with the whole WYSIWYG style of gaming, having the genre re-presented in the unique and fun format of Minecraft assured its long reach and easy longevity.

Minecraft for PC


Minecraft for the PC was the original version of the game and the one that set the gaming world on fire in ways and at lengths nobody imagined possible -- including the creator of the game.

Of course simply saying “PC Version” fails to reveal the scope of just what that means -- because the game exists for the vanilla Windows-based PC as well as for Linux PC, and Mac OS X PC, with additional versions like Classic and 4K expanding that platform presence.

Classic is perhaps the oldest version, and is available online for play, differing substantially from the main game by virtue of it being free-to-play. It should be noted though that the F2P version is no longer updated, nor developed beyond its final and fixed state.

Minecraft 4k is a very simplified version of the game that, while similar to the Classic version, was developed expressly for Java 4K programming contest with the primary development goal being to make it a very small footprint.

It should also be noted that there is a port of the game that was created for the minimalist PC device called “Raspberry Pi” that was created to provide the advantages of PC power and access even under the meanest circumstances.

The Pi is incredibly inexpensive and small, but despite that offers full PC functionality, making it an obvious target for porting Minecraft. Created using the existing minimal bones of the original Pocket Edition, Minecraft Pi was downgraded to an old version of PE with simplification and stability being its goals.

It succeeded not only in that respect but has become one of the most successful programing teaching tools on the Pi platform, and how about that?

Minecraft for Console Play


We were present when the word was initially passed at E3 that Minecraft would soon be arriving for video game console play -- and considering how significant the share is for console gaming the general reaction was "well, it is about time!"

Bearing in mind that the game was already structured for game play that is similar to the console gaming style of play, the reality was simple: releasing Minecraft via consoles was just a matter of porting the game.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition


The Xbox 360 version -- which was largely developed by 4J Studios -- released on 9 May 2012 to much rejoicing and anticipation, finally offering gamers a version on a platform that was itching for the measure of retro game play of the sort that Minecraft is justifiably famous for.

When Minecraft was declared to be the flagship game for the new Xbox Live Arcade NEXT Program in march of 2012, it was initially misunderstood by the community when several sites repeated the rumor that Arcade NEXT was a new player-focused programming initiative rather than its actual purpose, which was an Xbox LIVE Arcade promotional program similar to the very successful Summer of Arcade promotion.

Selecting the Xbox 360 release of Minecraft to head-up the NEXT promotion made total sense, and especially considering many of the unique features in the 360 version that sets it apart from the other versions and particularly the mobile versions of the game.

The focus for the NEXT Promotion was aimed towards downloadable arcade games, comprising a 4-week promotional event that was touted by Microsoft as “the NEXT in Gamerscore, the NEXT in visual fidelity, and the NEXT in platform-defining gameplay.” Another view might have been the NEXT Big Thing in Gaming.

Arcade NEXT ran thru April and May and resulted in expanding the audience for Minecraft as a series while at the same time also expanding the attached Achievements and related Gamerscore (G).

The promotion started with the games Trials: Evolution, Bloodforge, and Fable: Heroes, culminating with Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition..

Xbox 360-Exclusive Features
As previously noted the Xbox 360 Edition includes features exclusive to the Xbox 360, including the newly designed and streamlined crafting system, unique gamepad-based control interface, expansive in-game tutorials, split-screen multi-player, and ability to play with friends via Xbox Live in the finite worlds in which it is built.

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition


Similarly to the Xbox versions, the PlayStation versions were developed by 4J Studios with the same ultimate goal, which was to duplicate the feel and the immersion levels so well established via the PC versions, to deliver the Minecraft experience to the PlayStation gaming community, who had waited very patiently for it to arrive.

Released on 17 December 2013 the playability and approach is dynamically identical to the Xbox 360 version, so much so in fact that the previous emphasis in showcasing the new game features for the Xbox 360 version of the game were quietly retired, to be replaced by an emphasis upon the “Console Version of Minecraft” which was uniformly available as a thoroughly tested and approved game play experience. For gaming consoles.

Next Gen Console Editions


The E3 2013 press conference and briefing was where Microsoft showcased its new trailer and approach for the Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, putting lots of emphasis upon the established quality of the game play experience while giving lots of emphasis to the larger worlds, expanded multi-player features, and enhancements powered by the Xbox One.

At E3 Microsoft announced that it hoped to see the Xbox One version of Minecraft release during the launch window for the new platform, and studio Mojang held out similar hopes for the PS4 version as well, but due to issues that remain a mystery -- or at least have yet to be explained -- neither event occurred.

Microsoft and Mojang have indicated that the Xbox One version should be available sometime in March 2014, with the PS4 edition to follow shortly thereafter.

Minecraft Pocket Edition


Initially presented as Minecraft: The Mobile Edition, that ambitious project was distilled into what is now called Minecraft: Pocket Edition, and leveraged the previously proven path of designating a basic entry-level version and then firming its code up solid before slowly expanding it towards parity with the other versions is an approach that has proven to work well.

The initial release in August 2011 for Pocket Edition on Xperia Play and Android was so successful that it rapidly saw the new edition expanded to additional compatible devices. By November 2011 an iOS version carved out a niche with the game rapidly rolling forth from there, and quickly offering expanded features and content.

The decision to switch to the C++ programing language (instead of Java) for the Pocket Edition of the game is widely credited by the development team as a major element for its rapid seemingly unstoppable progress.

In a tweet celebrating the unexpected success rate and speed for the PE version, Code Slinger and Minecraft lead developer Jens "Jeb" Bergensten seemed to suggest that failure by Apple to support Java for its iOS may have been a blessing. Certainly the result - though not predictable - reveals that the game has achieved a far more robust and rapid content expansion rate than previously anticipated.

That success cleared the path for broader expansion of game features and content and allowed the game's PE project to achieve a closer parity to the PC version much sooner than expected in terms of content than players had any right to expect. So hey, go Apple!

Summary Conclusions


So what makes Minecraft PE stand out? What makes it different? Why is it better?

Hey man, get off of that subjective trip! Jesus! Fine, if that is where you have to go I am OK with it... Let's see then, we can do it by the numbers:

  1. Crafting in PE uses the MATTIS system.

  2. The Stonecutter is the go-to for crafting pretty much every type of stone, brick, and quartz block and item -- which makes the Crafting Table a lot less busy.

  3. The Nether somehow does not exist in PE -- but no worries beause Nether Reactor. do!

  4. When the Nether Reactor is properly oriented and built, it spawns a huge Netherrack Fortress from which spews Zombie Pigmen, while random items spawn in a scattered pattern thereabouts while you go all Micheal Westin pretending to be Joubert from Three Days of the Condor.

  5. The facial fringe and small post-sheering patches of wool on them is always the natural color of their wool.

  6. Rose Red is not made from Roses, and it is not Red. It is Crimson and it is made from either Beets or Red Mushrooms and you like it.

  7. Beetroots, Beetroot Seeds and Beetroot Soup are exclusive to the Pocket Edition.

  8. While Beetroot Seeds are found in the Nether Reactor they also have something like a 1 in 14 chance of spawning while you harvest grass blocks.

  9. Zombie Pigmen are always angry and always hostile -- towards you.

  10. Ink Sacs are unobtainable in Pocket Edition Survival mode despite being included in crafting recipes that require it. Due to that (and pretty much until they end up patching/fixing it) you cannot make all of the recipes/crafts in Survival Mode -- because light gray dye and cocoa beans are unobtainable.


Whoever said the proof is in the pudding must not have had a very good pudding cook, because in terms of video game success the real proof is foind by winning the right awards :)

To put you on the right track in that regard, consider this: In 2010 Minecraft won an award from PC Magazine for being fourth-best game to play at work. Seriously. If that does not sound like a very big deal it will help to know that the list including FIFTY games.

Being fourth out of fifty is a LOT more significant than being fourth of ten - or hell, fourth out of any smaller number. For perspective the other three were Travian, Defcon and Laser Squad Nemesis counting down in that order -- we are just saying that's pretty good company!

Other awards that Minecraft has been raking in include dozens of Best Downloadable Game of the Year (for the past five years running), Gamasutra named it the eighth best game of the year as well as the eighth best indie game of the year, while Rock, Paper, Shotgun named it the "game of the year" and so did Indie DB.

If that is not enough for you, consider this: Actor Seth Green -- you know, the guy who gets to sit at the table with all the cool kids at lunch like Gorge Lucas, Alyson Hannigan, Michael Caine, Mark Wahlberg, and Edward Norton just to name a few is widely known to have said -- moments after saying "There are two kinds of people in this world: Michael Jackson fans and losers" -- that "Minecraft is Bitchin'!" You can't PAY for that valuable an endorsement man!





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15 comments, latest first.
Can you make an iron goblin in pocket edition

Guest
Added 23rd Jul 2015, ID #588327

 
Why is it that in MCPE (Minecraft Pocket Edition) you can add a server via external and play with hundreds online but on xbox 360/One/PS3/PS4 you cant do that? Soooo does that officially make MCPE better then console gaming??? EVEN THO a console should be better then the mobile device seeing the mobile device is smaller?

Guest
Added 21st May 2015, ID #559288

 
please add ocelots

Guest
Added 5th May 2015, ID #552095

 
Cool

Guest
Added 27th Mar 2015, ID #533913

 
Sorry about the delays - we will be updating the guide and adding a auxiliary guide for the Xbox One version of the game soon.

CMBF
Added 2nd Mar 2015, ID #523418

 
Add squids! Torcher sky does minecraft!!!

Guest
Added 18th Jan 2015, ID #503811

 
I have minecraft pocket edition. Will the book that
are labeled Minecraft work for the pocket edition, or
do only the ones that are labeled pocket edition work
for p.e.?

Guest
Added 16th Jan 2015, ID #502473

 
You do mini-games with that you don't catch them in it.

CMBF
Added 11th Jan 2015, ID #499696

 
how do I catch pokemon on the Pokemon minecraft Mobile Edition

Guest
Added 3rd Jan 2015, ID #495529

 
Yes you do.

CMBF
Added 15th Dec 2014, ID #485308

 
You don't get a picaxe on poket edition

Guest
Added 28th Nov 2014, ID #477677

 
they guy who asked to add coco beans, they are added just have to find them in jungles or find ink sacs (in villages sometimes) and orange dye and craft it
add yes i know you mean pocket edition nir consol or oc version

Guest
Added 27th Oct 2014, ID #463796

 
Plz add coco beans and the neather
AKA I am smart for a 8 year old boy!

Guest
Added 13th Oct 2014, ID #458077

 
if you don't know to get iron or gold mine iron ore it looks like stone with indigo spats on it but you have to mine it with an stone pickaxe and to get gold you have to mine it with a iron pick and to get iron or gold ingots you have to smelt the iron/gold in a furnace.

Guest
Added 17th Apr 2014, ID #375911

 
Hey do you know how
to find gold and iron on minecraft

Guest
Added 12th Mar 2014, ID #363526

 
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