iPhone, iPad, Android versions of Minecraft on the way

Blocky LEGO-a-like hit Minecraft will see a release on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices later this year, developer Mojang has confirmed.

Minecraft was inarguably the surprise PC hit of 2010. Despite the fact it’s still only in beta phase, the game has been purchased 1.3 million times, turning its maker Markus Persson into (I imagine) a rather well-off chap.

Anyway, Persson himself has said the iPhone, iPad, and Android editions will not be granted every update that the original browser and download versions receive, but will see updates that “make sense” for touch-screen interfaces.

[Via Gamasutra and Kotaku]