'No plans' to bring Minecraft to PS Vita - Mojang

Developer not planning version of open-ended adventure game for Sony's new portable; next title Scrolls is "definitely coming for touch screens."

Minecraft has spread to a host of platforms, including PC, Mac, Android, and iOS devices, but the title won't arrive on the PlayStation Vita.

Don't expect to play Minecraft on a PS Vita.

Mojang business developer Daniel Kaplan confirmed (via Eurogamer) that the studio has "no plans" to bring Minecraft to Sony's new portable device, which is due out in North America and Europe next week.

This news comes despite Minecraft: Pocket Edition's debut for Sony's Xperia Play and its popularity on mobile devices in general. Mojang revealed last month that Minecraft: Pocket Edition had sold more than 700,000 units across iOS and Android devices, with some 5,000 new purchases recorded every day.

Though Minecraft won't be released for the PS Vita, it is possible that the studio's next game--Scrolls--could be. Kaplan said the new title is "definitely coming for touch screens," but stopped short of confirming it for the PS Vita. That game is currently embroiled in a legal tussle with Bethesda, which claims "Scrolls" is an infringement on Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls games.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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40 comments
snova9308
snova9308

even the friggin ios has it

why not the vita

zxsa132
zxsa132

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mapleninja
mapleninja

Then why does the fucking PlayStation Xperia get it?!?!??!?!

jakesnakeel
jakesnakeel

Does Bethesda also claim ownership of the word "The"?

 

campbell153
campbell153

lmao! people 'thumbs down' a neutral comment!

adventurer360
adventurer360

Any update to the xbox 360 version of minecraft? Haven't heard anything in awhile.

xtrazyx
xtrazyx

May be the SDK or royalties are too expensive ?

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

Hmmm.. If PSVita takes off I wouldn't be surprised if they changed their mind. Afterall.. "No plans" doesn't mean no. Does seem like a game which would fit the thing beautifully, we'll see!

hemoleech
hemoleech

Bethesda is very protective of their IPs. I for one wouldn't get Scrolls mixed up with The Elder Scrolls. It's usually either Morrowind, Oblivion, Skyrim, or TES.

megakick
megakick

Sucks for PS. Doesn't have to be a 100% clone look at the SIMS spin offs.

kb8618
kb8618

considering the ridiculous amount of resources this game needs on a PC im not surprised, especially after the beta.

wawasjohn
wawasjohn

i would be awesome if they did. sony get of ur bum and pay them for it. would be the best minecraft pocket edition. better then ipod with no buttons

Flint247
Flint247

A 3DS version would be great. More games need more user generated content. :)

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

I whould LOVE a VITA/3DS version of minecraft if i could continue my PC offline worlds on the go and/or i could login to the same online servers i use on my PC... That's why i haven't get the Android version.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@DrKill09 I take it you've not played the likes of Rayman Origins, Limbo, Outlanders or even Street Fighter; all of which could easily be mistaken for coming out ages ago but all of them are some of the finest games to come out in recent years, graphics don't make a good game, game play does and it's something older games still excel at today.

Flint247
Flint247

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noobody1
noobody1

@campbell153 You're wrong. The word scrolls is going to be owned by Mojang if Zenimax doesn't do anything.

Granpire
Granpire

"No plans" doesn't mean much, really. It doesn't eliminate the possibility. Still, I doubt that if this were to happen, Mojang would complete a port in-house. I'd imagine they want to move on to other things.

4-Legged-Shark
4-Legged-Shark

Minecraft could work great on the Vita. inventory management and crafting could be done on the touch screen while fighting, mining, and building would be done with the dual analog and button controls... the Vita is a perfect fit for Minecraft....

campbell153
campbell153

i bet the definition of the word scrolls is 'owned' by Bethesda!

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

I want to see something like, Pocket Legends on the Vita.

Mr8ball
Mr8ball

why dont people get upset when developers they love like bethesda start being ****'s. I no longer respect bethesda after reading this. Great Work.

korlor
korlor

Why was there picture of griefing in process? xD

LAnoirFAN
LAnoirFAN

oh man minecraft in vita would be epic :C

Evenios
Evenios

a shame honestly. but oh well. Truth is i hope they would expand the moble versions they have now. add more blocks /doors to the ipad version and how about FLYING in creative mode? Heh.

Fergood
Fergood

I feel the dual screens of the 3ds/ds would make it a good title to put on the dsi store...

Soilworker1234
Soilworker1234

It doesn't work well on IOS right now as it is. I can't see it working any better on Vita.

DarxPhil
DarxPhil

Good, it's a terrible game.

JLF1MarkII
JLF1MarkII

Shame, I wouldn't mind a Vita version.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Good, I don't want that horrid looking trash on the Vita. Give me some CURRENT GEN GAMES, please.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

What about the 3DS?, it certainly has the potential market.

Dyslexicshark
Dyslexicshark

That game is already boring enough on the pc.

Lhomity
Lhomity

...and nothing of value was lost.

Marky360
Marky360

I really couldn't care less about Minecraft being on PS Vita because I really don't see the appeal of Minecraft it just looks so boring.

KThxsBy
KThxsBy

Urghhh please bring it to the 3DS mojang!