Even Minecraft is dropping its W10 mobile App

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So much for ‘One Windows’ , Microsoft owned Mojang is now suggesting it will no longer support the W10 mobile version of Minecraft. If reports from SlashGear are to be believed.

Microsoft should just about declare the Windows 10 Mobile platform as dead, if it cannot persuade its own developers to be interested.

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14 responses to “Even Minecraft is dropping its W10 mobile App”

  1. 230

    I kind of thought they did that when they said they weren't going to make new hardware.... it's not like that got a lot of OEMs excited.  No one said "Finally, Microsoft is exiting the phone hardware game.  Let's get their WM10 on our phones as we won't be competing with them."

    This when, if I recall correctly, WM10 would have been free on a standard sized handset.

  2. 5134

    with Microsoft shifting the focus on business users: it's like complaining you can no longer attach your farming equipment to your Lamborghini

    • 5615

      In reply to jean:

      "it's like complaining you can no longer attach your farming equipment to your Lamborghini"

      Amazingly, Lamborghini still makes tractors.

      http://www.lamborghini-tractors.com/it-it/

    • 8578

      In reply to jean:

      I don't really buy into the theory of MS shifting it's focus on business users unless it's a very recent development. Why badger all Windows 8 Home users to upgrade to Windows 10 if one is focused on business users? The reality is that Windows 10 mobile has failed and initiatives like Continuum are just a Hail Mary play.

      • 5134

        In reply to skane2600:

        we are talking Windows 10 Mobile aren't we ?

        • 8578

          In reply to jean:

          I'm not sure what distinction you are trying to make. Essentially Windows 10 mobile = Windows 10 full - Win32.  UWP is the platform for W10 mobile and is the primary new feature of full Windows 10. 

          • 5134

            In reply to skane2600:

            the topic is:

            "Even Minecraft is dropping its W10 mobile App "

            the OP says:

            "Microsoft should just about declare the Windows 10 Mobile platform as dead, if it cannot persuade its own developers to be interested"

            so yes of course I do make a distinction because this is what it is all about

             

    • 5486

      In reply to jean:

      Businesses are also dropping Windows Mobile too - we are for sure. Replacing all our Lumia 640/650's with Samsung J3's, all protected by MobileIron. Going very well actually.

  3. 5496

    Maybe they are going to make it UWP.

  4. 5038

    This is not the Windows 10 Mobile edition of Minecraft, it is the Windows Phone 8 edition of Minecraft.  That's a pretty important distinction. Not much point in continuing development of the Windows Phone 8, non UWP edition.  Yes this is currently the only edition that runs on Win10 Mobile (because forward compatibility), but it is not the way forward - which is getting the current, supported, Win 10 UWP edition running on mobile.  

  5. 5664

    At this point even I am dropping my Windows Mobile app.

    AND I DON'T EVEN HAVE ONE.

  6. 1321

    Lots of apps are dropping support from Windows 10 Mobile due to its smaller user base, its just not worth their while.

  7. 5486

    I think if MS formally acknowledged that W10 Mobile was no more, it would kill the 3rd party WM market and UWP development stone dead overnight. Not that there's much 3rd party W10 Mobile hardware, and UWP is a struggling platform looking for users, but it would not be in Microsoft's interest. Keep quiet, keep it on life support, and keep pushing out the updates. I'm sure MS are burning money on WM now, but they have no choice really.