Finally available after months of relentless teasing, Xperia Play owners can now head on over to the Android Market and buy Minecraft Pocket Edition for a grand total of just $7.
Currently only available with a create mode, Minecraft Pocket Edition allows you to build anything you can conjure up in your own randomized world with 36 different kinds of textured blocks. You can also play multiplayer through a local wireless network and save multiplayer worlds directly to your phone.
While Minecraft Pocket Edition may not seem as full featured as the PC version yet, Carl Manneh explained:
The first version (Alpha 0.1) will focus on the creative aspects of Minecraft. We have tried to put in the features that make sense for playing on a mobile device while still keeping the core of the Minecraft experience.Carl MannehMojang
As with the computer-based version of Minecraft–available on Windows, Mac and Linux–Minecraft Pocket Edition will be supported for a long time to come with various updates constantly improving the portable Minecraft experience. Xperia Play users can download Minecraft Pocket Edition with the application widget below. As for other Android device users, exclusivity should be up by this holiday season.