Markus Persson, the founder of Mojang, the developer behind indie phenomenon Minecraft, has revealed that after launching PC version of Minecraft, the official iOS version of the hit open world game is currently in work for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Minecraft is a directionless block-building sandbox game where the player can create anything their heart desires, limited strictly by their creativity. The port for Minecraft iOS version is being developed by Aron Neiminen, a new recruit to the Majong team and will be released sometime later this year.

Minecraft for iPhone and iPod Touch Coming Soon

Persson said that the iOS edition will not receive every update that the original browser and download version gets, but rather will be granted those features that “make sense” for the touch-screen platform.

Earlier, some unofficial Minecraft releases came up for iPhone and iPod Touch, but this is the first official release for iOS from the Mojang team.

Minecraft is currently in a beta stage and the full version will be released later this year. So far, more than 1.3 million copies of the game have been sold out, with nearly five million registered accounts on the official sites.