Windows Phone users just got a new game. But not just any ole game. They can now play Minecraft, the Pocket Edition.
Minecraft is a video game that essentially allows you to construct worlds out of building blocks. Swedish company Mojang has developed and published the game since 2009, and in November, Microsoft bought both Mojang and Minecraft in an all-cash deal worth around $2.5 billion.
The PC was the original platform for Minecraft, though the game now runs on multiple platforms including Windows Phone 8.1. After being under Microsoft's umbrella for a couple of months, Mojang has finally released a mobile version of the game for Windows Phone users.
The new game, which costs $6.99, is labelled as a "Pocket Edition" and appears quite similar to the Android and iOS versions that have been available for years. It includes Survival and Creative modes, multiplayer over a local Wi-Fi network, infinite worlds, and all the usual stuff.
The Windows Phone version will likely be a hit. The iOS version was dubbed the top-selling iPad game of 2014, after all.