Mojang’s ultimate sandbox found its way to yet another platform today, sneaking in a mid-week release just in time for the holidays. When teased on stage by Apple a few short months ago, with a simple slide and a promise of releasing before the end of 2016, it wasn’t clear whether it would be the Pocket Edition or the full version. Turns out it’s neither. Welcome to the all new Minecraft: Apple TV Edition.
“Minecraft: Apple TV Edition currently includes the Holiday 2015, Town Folk, and City Folk skin packs, along with the Plastic, Natural, Cartoon, and Festive 2016 mash-ups.”
The release coincides with – and also includes – The Ender update (dragons!), finally bringing the game up to version 1.0.
Mojang has also promised to include support for Minecraft Realms and Xbox Live in the “near future.”
It’s extremely encouraging for the platform that Mojang have released such a feature-packed version, and with a promise of more support to come.
Keep in mind that Minecraft: Apple TV Edition requires a game controller, which is actually another sign of Mojang taking the release seriously.
Check out the trailer for The Ender update: