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Ability to pause single player games (Bedrock)

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    Someone else has suggested this here: Link

    The thing that caught my eye is that this suggestion is labeled (or tagged) as "released" - which shocked me, I actually thought they added pausing into the game but forgot to update this post for some reason (seeing as how this is still "under review").

    I decided to test this by going on Minecraft (Bedrock edition on Xbox one on the Beta) and turned on ALL experimental features incase one needed to be turned on for this to work. I dropped a plank block on the ground and watched a chicken to see if it would move as well - I pressed the start button and:

    The game still doesn't pause, the item continues to hover and spin on the ground and the chicken walked about the area as if the game was not paused. I made sure that both multiplayer game and LAN options in the "create world" settings were turned OFF and pausing is still not working in game.

    This leads me to wonder: Was the other post mistakenly given the "released" tag? Are they trying to say they are working on it or close to finishing it? Or are we now being straight up lied to? I genuinely want to know.

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    Someone did report this as a bug and staff confirmed it is "working as intended". Absolute nonsense as a dev team to stop and be like "hey lets REMOVE the ability to pause"

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    I think it doesn't make any sense not being able to pause in a singleplayer world. It is really no fun if you get distracted by someone and press the options menu like in java, but the game keeps running. Well, now your dead. PLEASE dear developers, just let us pause the game like it pauses in java when you press esc or something!

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    Honestly wtf. Such a basic feature... The fact that this is considered working as intended?

    At least make it pause when I disable multiplayer in settings please

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    For me it is not so much a bother why I was doing the achievement of sleeping with the fish and when I got bored I just paused and began to see the achievements of my skins, while the achievement was being made.

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    This has been a feature in Minecraft Java Edition since 2009, how the fuck is it still not in Bedrock? that’s honestly fucking atrocious

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    We definitely need that to be implemented however if you want to grow something or do fishing afk and go to do some other work then this is not necessary , just make sure that the spot is spawn free and safe, but yes we definitely need that

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    Yes! The whole point of pause, like any other game, is that everything stops temporarily until you come back and un-pause. I thought I was safe for 30 minutes, but then something despawned me. Stupid me broke my bed beforehand, so I was put back to world spawn, which was really far away. When I made it back, all the gear was gone. I currently have it "paused" right now, so I guess I better get back before I get blown by a creeper.

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    Umm this is already a thing you just need to make sure that you turn off multiplayer

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    Yes I 100 percent agree.  I have learned the hard way to make sure to be in shelter before pausing.  There is no real pause, time still passes and I am not willing to quite, go all the way back to start screen on xbox and start over again ( takes about 15 minutes) just to take a fast break.  We desperatly need a real pause button.

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    Didn't realize they'd removed this feature. It used to pause the game if multiplayer was disabled on a world.

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    There’s literally no reason for it to work like this. Just let me pause.

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    The fact that the lack of pausing has plagued BE for almost 10 YEARS and the developers outright refuse to add it despite how important it is for a game like Minecraft is VERY upsetting. Suspending the game is ESSENTIAL when you have to quickly step away from the game to do something as nearly all the time you're left in a vulnerable position. You either have to go out of your way to find/dig out a safe area to AFK or quit the world and join back between 2 prolonged loading screens. It's a huge hindrance you have to put up with Every. Single. Time you need to step away from the game. It's outrageously inconsiderate and incredibly tedious.

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    PLEASE add this i have died because of this ;-; (i was playing bedrock and i forgot) AHHHHHHHHHHHHH

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    I'm a minecraft veteran lmao and it used to be a feature back in the day frfr