Minecraft on PlayStation being considered, Wii U version "very unlikely"
5th Mar 2013 | 15:13
Mojang on bringing Minecraft to mobile devices and what’s next for its breakout phenomenon.
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.”
Speaking to iGamer, Bergensten also confirmed that his team is working on bringing the Minecraft Pocket Edition experience closer to its PC counterpart. “Our current ambition is to get the so-called online multiplayer going,” he said. “This means that you'll be able to connect to dedicated servers, instead of only connecting to other people's devices.”
He also explained how difficult it is to bring Minecraft's mobile edition to such a huge number of different devices. “The biggest challenge has been, and still is, finding the lowest common denominator for all the various mobile models there are on the market. It's an obstacle to a lot of features that we have on the PC version, such as infinite worlds and redstone contraptions. Over time we'll have to drop more and more models in order to add fun stuff to Pocket Edition.”
You can read more from the Mojang interview in the new issue of iGamer, which is available on the App Store now.