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.”

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jujubee882143d ago

Hopefully MC is a cross-play, cross-buy title with VITA and PS3/PS4.

Chaostar2142d 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_Crawler2142d ago (Edited 2142d 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.

SilentNegotiator2142d ago (Edited 2142d 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.

Reverent2142d 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...

dasbeer882142d 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.

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falcon792142d ago

Keep it ?? its a blocky mess in my eyes.

LOL_WUT2142d 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. ;)

MurDocINC2142d ago

Nintendo should team up and make MarioCraft.

Whymii2142d 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...

MrMister2142d 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.

falcon792142d ago

A flippin Atari2600 with more RAM could handle this game get a grip ps4 can have it.

MysticStrummer2142d ago

It would have to be cross platform with PC for me to even consider it. That won't happen, so... definitely no deal.

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r212143d ago

Im getting this on vita if it does come out. Perfect time waster for on the go travels :D

OlgerO2143d ago

yeah minecraft would be perfect for a handheld

MariaHelFutura2143d ago

Alot of companies are just passing on the Wii U, not good for Nintendo.

b_one2143d ago

and they were shouting how much love they will give to devs :D

stragomccloud2143d ago

Well, it's their prerogative if they don't want to get their product out to as many people as possible.

stuna12142d ago (Edited 2142d 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.

stragomccloud2142d 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.

stuna12142d 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.

Kevlar0092143d ago

A WiiU version would be pretty cool, gamepad is your inventory, use Miiverse to add things to other people's creations