Today, Microsoft announced that Minecraft will be launching on Xbox One in China by the end of the year and they have huge plans to promote the brand there
Hmm, interesting indeed.
At the time of the reveal that Microsoft had bought Minecraft Phil Spencer said on video that all platforms would be treated equally. He also said "Whether you’re playing on an Xbox, on a PlayStation, Android and iOS devices our goal is to continue to evolve and innovate across all those platforms.” Now in markets where the game has not been launched on console Phil Spencer will be treating it as a console exclusive. Whilst not strictly breaking the promise he made it certainly is breaking the spirit. A man and his word...
Wow, you are really reaching to try and discredit Phil Spencer and ms, it's really pathetic.
@meanthyme. Rather than insulting fellow N4G members I chose to make a point using evidence. If you are angry about that maybe it's because you know the point is valid. All I did was repost Phil Spencer's promise and contrast it with his actions. If you angry take it up with Phil.
Its wise to release the big games from the West in China to see how they perform. Its a huge system seller if its exclusive and blows up.
I'm surprised they allow games like Minecraft in China. I thought they banned imagination?
Now that their economy is tanking, they are a little less strict when it comes to business these days...
microsoft's gaming division in asia is just like how i argue with my wife. however wrong she was, however blatant the fact i present, i would still lost.
I'm pretty sure they already have Minecraft in China on the only platform that matters in China... PC.
Minecraft will help xbox one that a fact
I don't think so. China Gaming Community always focus on PC. How Microsoft can understand Chinese Gamer ? By what ? Tell me. If microsoft want to push the market, they have to understand asia market. By showing more Asian game, not showing Western game. I'm Asian gamer and i do love western game. But a lot of Asian people play MOBA and MMO. Minecraft is great idea for microsoft, but it need more than that. That's not fact, that depend how microsoft can pull this off.
Isnt china a pc place? I think minecraft is great on pc.
Minecraft will never gonna be a good system seller MS. they rather play Minecraft on tablet(casual) and pc(hardcore minecraft fan).
Since MS own the IP, I wonder if they'll release other versions, namely PS4 Minecraft in China? ....If they choose not to, then MS would be basically throwing money away for the sake of saying 'Only On Xbox'. Plus Phil Spencer himself stated Minecraft should be on as many platforms as possible...NO LINK...Do The Donkey Work Ya' Selves. It's called RESEARCH /
The all platforms was for state side , seeing how it already was. As for china its a new Market venture and see no reason for Minecraft to be on other platforms other than PC .
So do you think it's unlikely there'll be a Minecraft 2 for PS platforms? I can deal with that since if a sequel were to happen, I'd just get it on Xbox. But those who can only afford gaming on 1 current gen platform won't be happy. I wouldn't blame MS for using Minecraft to bolster X1/360 sales, and there's that money they'll make on PC versions /
@thatPSguy if their is a sequel it may go to other platforms depending on existing contract prior to MS buy of Studio. if no such wording exist then MS free to do as they see fit. as for one platform owners that bites.
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