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Mojang signs Minecraft deal with Sony

Mojang signs Minecraft deal with Sony

Mojang, the developers of the famous Minecraft, today announced that they have signed a deal with Sony to bring their popular game to the Sony Ericsson Experia Play before any other mobile platform. If you needed another reason to want the Xperia, here it is.

The game will not be a direct port, but will feature customized controls adapted to work with the Xperia’s slide out gaming controls, among other changes.

“When playing on smartphones you will have a different screen size compared to PC, different hardware, different attention spans and thus the game needs to be customized to fit the mobile specifications,” says the company’s statement. Additionally, they said that the mobile editions will follow the same development cycle as the PC version, which I suppose means they’ll be perpetually updating a seemingly never-finished product.

The announcement came along-side an invitation from Mojang to E3 attendees to attend a “Before Darkness Falls” party with Sony. They will likely use the opportunity to make some announcements about the future of Minecraft including the price and release date for the mobile version.

Comments

  1. QuadWhore
  2. BuddyJ
    BuddyJ We tried to play with an Android port today. It was terrible. Glad to see Mojang will be working to get real Minecraft out there to mobile devices. The community-done stuff sucks.
  3. Tushon
    Tushon Now now, CB. They have an announced a date for "1.0" but this is a pretty cool development. Hopefully, it means they are hiring more devs, rather than notch trying to be the master and commander of the whole ship still.
  4. ErrorNullTurnip
    ErrorNullTurnip Nice simulated screen image lol!
  5. Tim
    Tim What is the point of Minecraft? You build a world out of blocks? How fun can that be?
  6. Tushon
    Tushon See, Digi ... Tim will fight for himself
  7. GHoosdum
    GHoosdum I find the view shown on the device's screen to be quite appealing. ;)
  8. Canti
    Canti
    Tim wrote:
    What is the point of Minecraft? You build a world out of blocks? How fun can that be?

    The point is to see what kind of neat things you can make with your imagination. It's a creative game.

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