Playback of MP3 files

I was just wondering if anyone knows why you cannot simply play back MP3 files in Codea?
It seems like a needed element in a programming language designed for games.
Is there some technical reason that it was excluded.

It’s on the product roadmap, in the meantime it is fairly easy to include this functionality in exported projects using add ons:

Good to hear it is on its why. I am thinking of using Codea with my grade 10 programming class. They will all have their own iPad but we only have 1 Mac. So I want them to be able to add sound (especially their own MP3 files) in Codea and not after the fact.