Fans of Minecraft on the mainland have received some good news: the globally famous sandbox game is coming to China.

Gaming firm  Mojang and their parent company Microsoft have announced a partnership with Chinese internet company Netease to launch a China-ready version of the PC and mobile versions of Minecraft, according to an announcement from Microsoft.

Minecraft already has a huge following in the mainland, though like many foreign gaming offerings, a lack of language support, community and payments options makes playing the game inconvenient for regular consumers.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com