Daniel Kaplan announced via twitter this morning the release of a new update to Minecraft : Pocket Edition. Version 0.2.1 boast changes to the control and flying systems. Below are the official release notes from Mojang site.
- New controller option – Split Touch Controls. This is option may be more suitable for those with bigger screens (hello tablets!). You got a cross hair and the right half of the screen lets you rotate the camera. Touch to place block, hold down to remove blocks. Just like you did before 🙂
- Flying is changed; ascend/descend by sliding from the center button to the up/down button
- Pigs are added to Survival Mode
- Bug fixes
Mojang has also stated that the majority of the next update will involve MATTIS (Minecraft Advanced Touch Technology Interface System) No specific details about MATTIS have been released yet but, the Mojang team hints that more information will be coming soon.