During the recent Gamescon 2015 event, Mojang CEO Jonas Martensson unveiled the development studio's plans to make "Minecraft" a cross-platform game.
According to the executive, this is Microsoft's intention with the release of "Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition," IGN reported.
Currently, this version is still in its beta stages. But, once launched fully, this will allow gamers to enjoy the multiplayer game using different kinds of Windows 10 devices such as Xbox consoles, PCs, smartphones and tablets.
This service will then be further expanded in the future to include "Minecraft: Pocket Edition," which was first released in 2011 for Android and iOS devices. A version for Windows Phones was also created shortly after Mojang was acquired by Microsoft last year.
There are no confirmations yet if "Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition" will embrace a true cross-platform nature by including other consoles such as the PlayStation. But, as noted by Attack of the Fanboy, despite being owned by Microsoft, Mojang still releases regular updates for the PlayStation versions of "Minecraft." This indicates that the cross-platform service could also reach Sony's consoles.
As for the future of "Minecraft," there have been rumors circulating online about its sequel's development. However, in an interview with IGN UK, Martensson confirmed that Mojang is currently not planning a "Minecraft 2" game.
"First of all, there's been no discussions about 'Minecraft 2' at the moment," he said. "I can't promise forever there'll never be a 'Minecraft 2,' but for the foreseeable future, there won't be."
Matt Booty, the general manager of Microsoft Games Studios, supported Martensson's statements and noted that even Mojang's mother company has no current plans to release a sequel despite the game's growing popularity among generations of gamers.
He noted that, for now, Mojang and Microsoft are focused on delivering new content updates for the original "Minecraft" game.
"There was never, even with Microsoft, a conversation about a 'Minecraft 2' just because it's never how the game has been developed and even in the philosophy that the company has taken with Windows 10 where this is something that gets updated often," he told IGN.
"This way to think about it is more to do with the continual updates and a continual process," he added.