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Minecraft for PlayStation a Possibility Once Microsoft Exclusivity Ends

By: Jackson Hayes

March 06, 2013 - 6:28 CST


Exciting news for PlayStation fans eager to bring the Minecraft experience to their own console.

Minecraft lead designer Jens Bergensten revealed that Mojang will consider developing Minecraft for the PlayStation once the Microsoft exclusivity deal ends.

"Microsoft has an exclusivity deal for consoles," Bergensten said. "When it runs out we'll consider Minecraft for PlayStation, but Wii U is very unlikely."

Minecraft for Xbox is the most successful Xbox Live Arcade game.  At the end of 2012, over five million copies were purchased by Xbox players.   The Xbox edition was developed by 4J Studios which enjoyed the success with Mojang.

However, Mojang is unlikely to consider the Wii U as a potential console for Minecraft.

Subject to the length of the contract, it’s possible that Minecraft for PlayStation could be announced in the coming months.  This is exciting news for PlayStation fans looking to bring the crafting and building experience to their console.   Microsoft may have only committed to a one year deal, so stay tuned!

Jackson Hayes

Jackson Hayes is a games reporter for NextGenUpdate.

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