Last i checked Win10 edition is caught up to 1.8 and will catch up to 1.9 in only a matter of a time, Besides the Limitations to maximum players and of course mod support (even though not even officially supported in the java version), It seems like the optimal version of minecraft.
Its a mistake to assume just because its called the Windows 10 Edition on the Microsoft App store means that its going to remain exclusive to Windows 10, Windows 10 Edition is made in c++, Its more accurate to call it the C++ Edition, Linux and Mac versions of the c++ edition is not impossible, It could eventually be available by a launcher similarly to the Java edition or by digital distribution platform.
1.10 is likely going to be mostly under the hood changes, For what I'm hoping is for the Plugin API so modders to sink their teeth into it for possibly years, While Mojang focuses on making the c++ edition the optimal experience it should be.
Right now the Java edition is a nuisance the developers only work on out of obligation, Their main priority is what Microsoft wants and what Microsoft wants is the Pocket/Win10 Edition, The writing is on the wall with the yearly gap becoming the norm for title updates, The developers have less time to work with the Java edition and they have to deal with what the messy inner workings of the java edition that makes it difficult to add anything to it.
It's also mistake to throw up your own assumptions. And on that alone, the Windows 10 edition, which by the way is quite much same as POCKET EDITION isn't going to replace the Java version any time soon. But believe or not, I actually also do hope the Win 10 edition, as IT'S CALLED would replace the Java edition, as Java isn't the best programming language anyways. I do know, that Win 10 edition runs lot smoother than Java version.
What I mean is, that don't throw those stupid assumptions about possible abandonment of Java edition before MOJANG actually confirms, that they are going to drop the Java editions development and making the Win 10 edition, or C++ edition, like you call it the primary edition.
Mojang apparently developed 1.9 from August 2014, but they were too busy doing other things, such as wasting their time on the fake 1.10 (the April Fools joke), so I think they might be quicker this time (if they're not gonna get distracted by April Fools). Anybody notice that there were no April Fools jokes in 2012?
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4 years ago, I started played MCPE/Minecraft in general. Now, I have MCPC, and I'm still not bored of the blocky sandbox indie. Cuz awesomeness! Got a problem with that?
1.8->1.9>1.10? no thats like 1.1 (annex a zero) also what about 2.0 XD idk .-.
That's how math works, but game development numbers work differently. It's strange, but 1.10 is the specified value after 1.9, unless they are indeed planning to make 2.0 (Which would be labeled Minecraft 2 or such).
Me, I'm saying 4 months is the first news on 1.10, 7 months until the first snapshot, and 12 months until the release. I think that this will be a update smaller than 1.9, with less features but more commands(Yes, I know they are features). Personally, I think this update will be as big as 1.6, not as big as 1.9 or 1.8, but not as small as Beta 1.1 -1.7.
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So.. How do I sign my device?
Havent played this game in 1 year... so much new stuff...
Java is kind of what made minecraft what it is today in my opinion. If it wasn't for java I doubt the modding community anywhere near as big (not sure how hard it is to edit c++ but a fellow coder of mine made it sound much harder than java xD)
I wouldn't place my bets on it being within the next year.
What really has me worried is since about 1.7 we've had very large increments of time of both the duration of development, and the time between updates. The time length has only increased in both ways since then. I really do hope this "break" they take after 1.9 and it's patch updates isn't too long.