We’ve been following the development of PocketMine since it was created, even using it in our own Minecraft: Pocket Edition server. It has come a long way since its inception, now having a plug-in library, mod tools and all sorts of other goodies. There was regular communication between Mojang developers and Shoghi Cervantes, the developer behind PocketMine, on Twitter quite often. So it should be as no surprise that Mojang has finally brought Shogi on board.
Last week we reported on a new version update that would be arriving for Minecraft: Pocket Edition in the near future. Well that future has become the present as Mojang has pushed out the version 0.10.0 update onto Android this morning. In a nutshell this update improves the graphics, increases the game’s performance, and killed off a whole lot of bugs which makes for a much more polished and enjoyable experience when playing.
PocketMine-MP is pretty much the go to software if you want to run your own Minecraft: Pocket Edition server but don’t want the limited population that the Mojang official servers offer for a fee. With this software, you are technically only limited to the hardware your server is running.
The main software to run your own hosted Minecraft: Pocket Edition server has now got itself a Minecraft Realms feature as well. The great thing about this new feature is that you can actually switch back and forth between PocketMine servers and official Mojng hosted Minecraft Realms servers. Oh and you don’t need to be rooted or anything like that to take advantage of it.
Minecraft: Pocket Edition players know that Mojang is working on true online multiplayer that could arrive as soon as the 0.6.0 update if all goes well. However, up until now, and until that update comes out, we’ve been trying various ways to create a true Minecraft: Pocket Edition server whether it be hosted off your device or on a PC. We’ve seen a few projects aiming towards this goal but now it seems one has actually accomplished this and it’s called PocketMine-MP.