As if Minecraft needed extra popularity and exposure, it looks like lead developer at Mojang, Jens Bergensten, has announced Minecraft: Pocket edition is coming to the Windows Phone device. He said, “Yes, Minecraft: Pocket Edition *is* coming to the Windows Phone! The Port runs already, but there’s still much to do before any release.”

A day before Microsoft confirmed its purchasing of Minecraft for $2.5 billion, Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund was reported saying apparently, the deal was mainly meant to support Microsoft’s mobile business. “We don’t view this acquisition as a signal of Microsoft’s intent to double down on Xbox but consider it an attempt to better address mobile on a cross-platform basis,” Sherlund said. This also appears to be consistent with (Microsoft) CEO Satya Nadella’s mobile and cloud strategy.

Bergensten revealed in April that Minecraft: Pocket Edition had sold over 21 million copies, showcasing the mobile title’s popularity. In spite of the Microsoft acquisition, Minecraft for the PlayStation Vita had also been released and is available at retailers in the US for $20.

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