Mojang will 'consider' Minecraft for PlayStation

Mojang will look into bringing Minecraft to PlayStation platforms once its exclusivity deal with Microsoft ends; Wii U version "very unlikely."

Swedish developer Mojang has said it will consider porting its breakout hit Minecraft to Sony consoles.

A console exclusivity deal between Mojang and Microsoft is keeping the game off Sony devices, but in an interview with iGamer (via Edge), Mojang developer Jens Bergensten said, "When it runs out, we'll consider Minecraft for PlayStation."

Bergensten didn't say if that meant PlayStation 3 or PlayStation 4. Speaking about Nintendo's consoles, however, Bergensten said a version of Minecraft on the Wii U would be "very unlikely."

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition was one of Microsoft's biggest successes in 2012, with the game quickly becoming the fastest-selling Xbox Live Arcade game of all time. The port was handled by Scottish developer 4J Studios and has now sold over 5 million copies.

It is unknown just how long Minecraft's exclusivity period with Microsoft will last, but the Xbox 360 Edition came out in May 2012.

For more on Minecraft, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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DESTROYRS_F8
DESTROYRS_F8

i don't have a wii u, but it would've helped nintendo out just a bit if mojang could port it to wii u.

thjfilms
thjfilms

It would be better if it was on PS4 & PSVita....oh yes. The possibilities.

yerpyoz
yerpyoz

They should have a way to have mods and texture packs, etc.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

i would love it on PS3 as well i would buy it even though i already have it on PC and 360 it's just that much fun

SpyLiam
SpyLiam

Mojang only put this out so Microsoft would want to buy it again so they have no competion to compete with, its just marketing schemes

StarkJJ
StarkJJ

Mojang sounds arrogant as hell.  

aussiemuscle
aussiemuscle

I'd imagine the agreement is the only justification for not doing it, otherwise it sounds like a license to print money if the xbox port is anything to go by.

Karjah
Karjah

And the Wiiu is left out in the cold again by 3rd party devs.  guess this is the generation where we find out if a home console could ever honestly stand on just the big N's games alone. 

Just how many times will we buy the same Zelda, Mario and Metroid games every generation? 

SubHumanTorch
SubHumanTorch

Minecraft doesn't look that demanding a game and most people have some sort of computer in their home so I don't understand why there is even a demand for it on consoles.

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

what a bunch of sorry S's at microsoft for paying to keep games exclusive on crapbox, they're so desperate to try to be on top and willing to do anything 


CruiserCaptain
CruiserCaptain

HA, finally, I've been hoping or this for years. Funny enough, this comes out about 2 months after I finally bought MC for pc, lol.

luis4800
luis4800

Mojang is considering to port it's piece of shit Minecraft game to the PS3 how nice, just note that most of the game developer's are incompetent to port games to the PS like the money hungry, anything for a quick buck Bethesda it took them 8 months to be able to port the DLC to the PS. It was only suppose to be a month exclusive.

That's why Sony is making the PS4 developer friendly The Motto: "Even the retards can do it."

moviequest14
moviequest14

Wasn't it only a couple months that Mojang said they weren't planning on coming to any other formats besides mobile and pc? I wouldn't bet money on the long-term validity of this statement. But if so it's a shame... the touchscreen of Wii-U seems MADE for Minecraft. Same for controller play and everything.

oracleofdarknes
oracleofdarknes

It's shame about the Wii U.

While I won't buy it, the controller would be an amazing way to interact with the inventory/craft table/any pop-up window Minecraft has.

Radoria
Radoria

That's why i'll never buy minecraft nor any mojang games.

i-blast-brain
i-blast-brain

so now its the ps3/ps4 users turn to forget to use the bathroom when you need to.

3v1LR0n1N
3v1LR0n1N

poor nintendo not doin so well nowdays :(..... anyway I think a ps3/ps4 version of MC would be fine. but I think I'm gonna stick with the 360 version for a bit. I got a back log like you dont believe right now :P

ManHooYin
ManHooYin

I have never played minecraft outside of playing the xbox demo but i understand that there is crafting involved in the game and an inventory screen that would really work well on the Wii U tablet controller. It is one of the few games that may actually have use for the tablet controller without having to forcefully put something in. Not to mention the graphical style suits the nintendo style.

HydePark1980
HydePark1980

The last several weeks or so developers have made it a point to voice that they're not interested in bringing their titles to the Wii U.  The one common denominator with these jokers is that none of them are Japanese developers, maybe Nintendo should take this as a sign to only work with 3rd parties in their home territory.  

Maybe even publishing some of their games and getting some great exclusives out of it, dancing with these developers outside of Japan is just a big waste of time.


Devil_Spooky
Devil_Spooky

Microsoft can have this one, give us a good one instead, like Dust: An Elysian Tail or something.

Sam_021
Sam_021

@MajinSquall Wouldn't be fun on PS3, it's shit on my Xbox 360 compare to PC. Everything is so limited and the lack of texture pack is making not want to play it that much either.

It would be awesome to have it for PS4, it will be better than PC, since they know every single unit has 8GB od GDDR5 RAM so they can customize it all the way to the top.

WadeKoe
WadeKoe

@StarkJJ 

theyre a multi-million dollar company with an infinitely growing game.

comes with the territory 

StarkJJ
StarkJJ

@Karjah Strange....I can't understand why they ignore the Wii U, yet fully support the others.  Sooo much more potential on Wii U.

AlexFili
AlexFili

@Karjah At least EA and Ubisoft are showing their support. Mojang are kind of silly to discount Nintendo at this stage but that's just me

Corv0
Corv0

@SubHumanTorch Oh how wrong you are. Minecraft's rendering code is really jacked up. It makes the game lag to kingdom come. The engine itself shouldn't be demanding. But I've seen people who can play Skyrim flawlessly who still get horrible lag spikes in Minecraft.

Iamshmee
Iamshmee

@grasshopper6 You realize every company pays money for exclusive titles right? It's like Nintendo paying to have Bayonetta 2 as an exclusive on the WiiU. 

Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

@luis4800 

*developers

mojang will not port their game to the ps3 but hire a team to do it for them, as was done with the box.

TheAlmightyCow
TheAlmightyCow

@moviequest14 Well, Mainecraft is made for PC actually. Though I respect your opinion, there is no modding on consoles which just sucks.. :P

jellyman68
jellyman68

@ManHooYin Actually, that's a pretty good point. It would go nicely on the DS or 3DS too. 

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

@Devil_Spooky mmmmm. that game got REALLY boring. Why not wish for good game like Shadow Complex. 

StarkJJ
StarkJJ

@AlexFili @Karjah EA shunned Nintendo.  No support.  Mass Effect 3 and Need for Speed...that's it.  Canned BF3 and talked shit.  Crysis was running on Wii U then canned by EA.  Screw EA.  

Sirius_Agahnim
Sirius_Agahnim

@Iamshmee As far as I've heard, they didn't pay Platinum off for Bayonetta 2. They simply offered to publish it and work with them. They've stated that they would refrain from slipping cash to developers and instead offer to collaborate. :/

luis4800
luis4800

@Toysoldier34 Wow nice comeback. By the way my curfew is at 9pm. tuck me in. LOLOLOLO, ROFL, LMAO, YOLO, SWAG. Niggeria I'm 23.

moviequest14
moviequest14

@TheAlmightyCow Well that is true :P I didn't mean it literally though , it just seems that having an extra touch screen would make it a LOT easier to equip items , even with the current quick-equip slots I still feel I need more sometimes. Having the whole inventory on the screen with only needing to tap the item to equip it would feel quite natural. Not only that but the map , crafting , books , controller play ,..tons of features that seem like a natural fit for wii-u. And I could understand that.. just don't personally mod myself :P

moviequest14
moviequest14

@jellyman68 ds definitely couldn't and 3ds isn't likely to have the power for minecraft. It might look simple but it takes a bit to power that game... unless it's the awful shoehorning called minecraft mobile.

HydePark1980
HydePark1980

@Bl4KD37H Why not I think that they have worked damn hard for it. 

Nintendo has only been doing what they've always done over the years.....continue to wow gamers and this industry with their franchises and trying different directions in gameplay. 

We sit in an industry that looks at Nintendo and judges them harshly as kid friendly and yet we miss the biggest point of all.....despite weather you're with Sony or MS to a non gamer if you're an adult (it doesn't matter what games you play) you look like a geek or big kid that plays video games.

sun_spirit
sun_spirit

@luis4800 @CruiserCaptain @Toysoldier34 Yours was just a stupid comment to begin with. 

Going out of your way just to whinge about a game you don't like. 

I disagreed with your last post quite clearly, if you were looking for contradiction.

Just sit down.

lunahalo
lunahalo

@moviequest14 @TheAlmightyCow totally agree about the touch screen on the wiiu working for that.


What I'd love to see is smartglass integration for the XBONE, not quite the same, but to constantly be able to see your inventory and pull it up with a touch, better map system, there is so much they could do with that...awesome

Zoza24
Zoza24

@Bl4KD37H @Zoza24  Ehhmm no, Maybe for you.

But building any creative structure is fun and interesting what people come up with.. Its called unleashing Voxel Creativity.