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Submitted by MakiManPR 1071d ago | news

Minecraft on PlayStation being considered, Wii U version “very unlikely”

Minecraft could be coming to PlayStation but is unlikely to arrive on Wii U, Mojang’s Jens Bergensten has revealed.

“Microsoft has an exclusivity deal for consoles,” said Bergensten, who is lead designer of Minecraft Pocket Edition for iOS and Android. ”When it runs out we’ll consider Minecraft for PlayStation, but Wii U is very unlikely.” (Minecraft, PS3, PS4, Wii U)

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jujubee88  +   1071d ago
Hopefully MC is a cross-play, cross-buy title with VITA and PS3/PS4.
Chaostar  +   1071d ago
It would be so good on Vita :D

Minecraft released on the 9th May 2012 on 360, which means if MS paid for a years exclusivity we could potentially see it on Playstation this summer.
Knight_Crawler  +   1071d ago
Alot of people hated on MS for making this deal but you would be surprise to see how man casuals bought a 360 just for MC.

Who would have even thought that MC would be a system seller...Dont be surprise to see MS throw more monaey at Mojang.

Edit @ Juju - Yes a MC PSvita would be awesome and would move Vitas...I amnot sure why Sony has not approached Notch with this.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1071d ago
"you would be surprise to see how man casuals bought a 360 just for MC"

A grand total of no one?

Minecraft plays on basically any computer. And they actually keep up with updates on the PC.
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Reverent  +   1071d ago
Silent beat me to it. And besides, casual gamers are MUCH more likely to buy the pocket Minecraft for their phones rather than buy a brand new console for it...
dasbeer88  +   1071d ago
Nobody can trust Microsoft anymore. Watch in this upcoming E3 event,I'll be betting 3/4 of the "exclsive" content MS will be announcing will be timed crap which will come to the Sony and Nintendo platforms eventually.
falcon79  +   1071d ago
Keep it ?? its a blocky mess in my eyes.
LOL_WUT  +   1071d ago
Seems like someones upset over this news, that he had to post it twice. #Envy

Although i'm not too fond of Minecraft I still acknowledge the success it has found on PC and on the 360. So a game like this is always welcomed.

No Wii U version for Nintendo just paints a negative image on the company. ;)
MurDocINC  +   1071d ago
Nintendo should team up and make MarioCraft.
Whymii  +   1071d ago
As funny as that sounds, you're right. Being able to construct a world and inhabiting it with Nintendo's IP makes perfect sense. It also suits their whole ethos of asynchronous and constructive gameplay. Until then, animal crossing is as close as we get.

Now if we can just get Grand Theft Mario in production...
MrMister  +   1071d ago
I think Iwata's milked the mario teet one too many times. What happened to the Nintendo that used to make new IP's all the time? Gone ever since Iwata became prez and milked the whole damn farm.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1071d ago
Ps4 can handle this game.
falcon79  +   1071d ago
A flippin Atari2600 with more RAM could handle this game get a grip ps4 can have it.
MysticStrummer  +   1071d ago
It would have to be cross platform with PC for me to even consider it. That won't happen, so... definitely no deal.
Muffins1223  +   1071d ago
Would be amazing on vita
r21  +   1071d ago
Im getting this on vita if it does come out. Perfect time waster for on the go travels :D
OlgerO  +   1071d ago
yeah minecraft would be perfect for a handheld
r21  +   1071d ago
Exactly ;D
MariaHelFutura  +   1071d ago
Alot of companies are just passing on the Wii U, not good for Nintendo.
b_one  +   1071d ago
and they were shouting how much love they will give to devs :D
stragomccloud  +   1071d ago
Well, it's their prerogative if they don't want to get their product out to as many people as possible.
stuna1  +   1071d ago
3 Million or 155 Million! Which would you choose??

I'm not saying 155 million people are going to buy the game, but just on default it's guaranteed to sell more the Wii U fanbase combined.
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stragomccloud  +   1071d ago
Of their is chance for a profit you should take it. The Wii U market will still get better. Not releasing games especially ones that require such low specs does nothing but hurt relationships between software companies and hardware providers.
stuna1  +   1071d ago
I agree with you on that comment, but most developers don't think like that! Most look at things like a console has a strong showing, dollar signs sping up in their eyes and their all for showing support! But let people or the media start getting ansy about the product, and then you'll see developers starting to avoid it like the plague! Not all, but a fair amount.

Take PS3 for example, in the beginning it lacked major support, and look how people and the media regarded it, nothing more than a expensive blu ray player! I sony are the ones who should be commended for turning their fortune around, they still have a ways to go, but they have stayed the course even after massive loses.
Kevlar009  +   1071d ago
A WiiU version would be pretty cool, gamepad is your inventory, use Miiverse to add things to other people's creations
DragonKnight  +   1071d ago
People still play Minecraft?
TheGrimOfDeath  +   1071d ago
Amazing game to release imaginations.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   1071d ago

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Samus HD  +   1071d ago
LoL that was a great episode
falcon79  +   1071d ago
In a blocky mess,playstation getting some crap games.
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Neo-Axl  +   1071d ago
LittleBigPlanet has already done that for me, 400+ hours on the creation mode & proud!

would love to give MineCraft it's well deserved shot, really fond of games that allow creative flows to burst from within.
Welcome2Die  +   1071d ago
Autismcraft lol
RuleofOne343  +   1071d ago
Hope MS renegotiate the contract to the point they see no reason to leave, to that console from the far east.
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BlackTar187  +   1071d ago
you really saying you want MS to reneg the contract so M$ could keep it from sony? you are sad
RuleofOne343  +   1071d ago
Why is that such a bad thing , besides I can't stand Sony or like them for that matter.
I would rather buy a console from North Korea, China, Korea before I buy anything Sony.
BlackTar187  +   1071d ago
That is so sad i'm sorry man. To let some object and some company piss you off to such a level is beyond normal.

The fact you say china or north korea makes me think you are 13yrs old and have no real concept of what you're saying.

Its just a company. Let me guess you are fine with M$ anti trust anti consumer lawsuits and support M$ is those right. I mean you sound so bitter maybe you need to take a vacation or something these are Video game machines we're talking about.
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SilentNegotiator  +   1071d ago

All 3 systems are made in China, matter which you choose, you're giving China money. With so much commerce between Japan and the US, you're frankly not rooting for or against either country by wishing it less economy over the other.

And did you seriously just compare China, North Korea, and "Korea" (S. Korea, I assume you meant)?
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rainslacker  +   1071d ago
That's rather selfish of you. Minecraft is far from a system seller(although fun and highly addictive), so what purpose would denying another platform having it serve? I'd rather MS spend that money on another IP. Besides, MC is not even exclusive now, as it's readily available on PC.

I'm happy when any game that was once exclusive goes multi-plat, as it means that more people can play it. That's why we play games, not to further the interests of some multi-conglomerate corporation.
BlackTar187  +   1071d ago
WitWickey really exposed himself on this one. Need to seek help when your hate for a company that make entertainment items cause this much bitterness in you.

Not healthy.
Sarobi  +   1071d ago
Your fanboy'ism is like a mixture of cancer and AIDS.
Welcome2Die  +   1071d ago
What witwicky343 is saying is...

I hope no more games go to Sony because Im an MS fanboy.
Neo-Axl  +   1071d ago
You sir, are a racist prick.
TopDudeMan  +   1071d ago
I was going to make a comment about them milking it for all it's worth, but then I remembered this is N4G and I'm sure there are people here who've been waiting years for this piece of news.
MariaHelFutura  +   1071d ago
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TopDudeMan  +   1071d ago
Well, my point was that if you've been waiting this long for a PS3 release of minecraft without playing it, then you are of course a very dedicated sony fanboy. I mean, anyone who bought a computer in like the last 7 years or so can run it.

My point was that yes, you will find this type of fanboyism on n4g.
MariaHelFutura  +   1071d ago
So let me get this straight.... If you haven't played Minecraft for PC you're a PS3 fanboy? Put your helmet back on and go have a freezie.
Shadow Flare  +   1071d ago
Or maybe some people don't like gaming on a pc? A reason why consoles sell so well maybe?

Everybody's different, I don't like gaming on a pc. Assuming everybody games on a pc is where your opinion hit the fan.
deafdani  +   1071d ago
You grossly misunderstood his point. Chances are, your PC can run Minecraft perfectly well. If you waited all these years just to play it on your PS3, when you very likely own a rig that can play a much better version of the game (full online play, full mods, etc), then, YES, you ARE a Sony fanboy.

I love my game consoles (own them all), but I didn't buy Minecraft on Xbox 360... because I have it for my 5 year old laptop, and it runs perfectly fine there. Although, to be honest, I've considered getting the Xbox version just because it has split-screen play, so I could play with my GF, but never did in the end.
MariaHelFutura  +   1071d ago
I think you grossly misunderstand what fanboyism is.... and think you know too much. You're speaking in assumptions and acting like they're facts. Ironically that is fanboyism 101, good job.
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Shadow Flare  +   1071d ago
Umm, well let me describe my situation because others might be the same.

I'm not that interested in minecraft. I have a laptop that can run minecraft, but I hate my laptop, plus I don't like gaming on pc's

But I'm half interested in what all the fuss is about with this game.

If it happens to pop onto my console, then i might try it out. Why not. And if its on vita, that would be pretty cool actually, cos there's not many games I play on my vita.

Is that unreasonable?
Silly gameAr  +   1071d ago

I agree. That was a childish thing to say. A lot of people don't game on PC's, so if this comes to PS3, it might be a chance for them to try it out.

Damn, people will turn something into a PS3 fanboy problem in a second around here.
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TopDudeMan  +   1071d ago
Sorry, how long has this game been out? You've had every opportunity to play it by now. Why on earth has it taken so long if it's on every other platform imaginable, including iphone/android?

Sure, shadow, I see your point. But you haven't been sitting, waiting with bated breath for it. You're mildly interested.
torchic  +   1071d ago
this was a good troll, well done.
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Felonycarclub8  +   1071d ago
Always wanted to try it so if it comes to playstation ill give it a try
Deku-Johnny  +   1071d ago
If the sales for the Wii U pick up I imagine this game would be better suited for it than the PlayStation. For starters Minecraft is a casual game, it doesn't take a lot of research to see that casual games tend to do better on Nintendo consoles than Sony/MS ones.
deafdani  +   1071d ago
Not to mention the Gamepad, which would lend itself to all kinds of possibilities. Inventory management alone would make the Wii U version much better than other consoles.
Perjoss  +   1071d ago
mc is as casual as you want it to be, or not.
-GametimeUK-  +   1071d ago
I really, REALLY want this on my Playstation. Me and my GF love it. People call it "casual" which it is to an extent, but that term should be used as a negative in all situations. Minecraft is very good at what it does. It is brilliant because you get rewarded for how much effort you put in. You may surprise yourself with how creative you can actually be. Fantastic game and it would be a day 1 purchase for me.
mrbojingles  +   1071d ago
Casual should not be used as a negative in all situations.
-GametimeUK-  +   1071d ago
I disagree because sometimes it can lessen the experience and is forced on the player without being optional.
CouldHaveYelledUiiW  +   1071d ago
Where are all of the people who raged at Bayonetta 2 being a Nintendo exclusive-

Which was according to them, because, "Nintendo should know that a game like that should not be exclusive to anybody! Grrr Rabble Rabble!"

So, should Microsoft know that games like "MineCraft" should not be exclusives?

Your logic, not mine.
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mrbojingles  +   1071d ago
Mohang can barely support the PC version, clearly 4J studios is who should be answering this question.

I don't understand why it wouldn't come to the Wii U later. I mean, I guess its got a low install base now but give it sometime and it makes a lot of sense. Off-TV, touch screen allows more item mapping, etc.
josephayal  +   1071d ago
Looks like my Wii U is gonna be strictly for 1st party games only
lilbroRx  +   1070d ago
This doesn't make sense though considering that their has hardly been any games announcements for the console that aren't third party.
cyclindk  +   1071d ago
So basically the Wii is dying and devs just aren't allowed to say so due to legal agreements?

They come up with every excuse, however legitimate, not to come out with games for it! "It's a powerful machine alright," "oh, we are considering this and that," "Gamepad is really unique and, oh sorry I have to go take a crap."

It's done.

The should make all Nintendo clones of other popular games, even though I don't particularly care for all of them:

Call of Mario: Mushroom Warfare... 7 (The Mario series IS one of the greatest and earliest implementation of Power-ups/perks ever in gaming to be honest though)

Princess Peach and the Palace of Pus... wait, that one's a private thought.

Zelda on Zombie Island (note to self, include Princess Zelda in previous thought above and adjust age appropriately)

Pokemon... it was Gears of War before Gears of War was Gears of War, I don't know how, but it is...

I'm done, please rate on a comedic scale of 1 to 10 below, 1 being the most funny and 10 being the most funny and all the numbers in between being the most funny:
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fsfsxii  +   1071d ago
I was going ok untill you said MArio of mushroom.
I got my mind messed up after that
fatstarr  +   1071d ago
keyboard and mouse = the only way.
arbitor365  +   1071d ago
i dont really care about the non PC versions of minecraft, because of a lack of mods and server options, but it would be interesting to have a vita version of the game. it would be cool to play the game on the go (I have no interest playing it on a phone or ipad).
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linkenski  +   1071d ago
PS4 is probably more developer friendly, but i don't see why they won't make it for Wii U, because the GamePad seems perfect for it.

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