If there was one game that PlayStation fans would love to see on their PS3 or PS Vita, one of the top picks has to be Minecraft. You may not be aware, but Microsoft actually has a console exclusive on the Xbox 360 version of the game, meaning that it is unavailable for release on the PS3 for the time being.
The good news for PS3 owners though, is that the exclusivity deal is thought to be expiring soon which could pave the way for a release on the PS3 and PS Vita in the near future. While that may be wishful thinking, developer Mojang has given fans great hope that this could actually become a strong possibility before the end of the year.
Lead designer Jens Bergensten has told iGamer that when the exclusivity deal on console runs out, Minecraft will then be considered for release on PlayStation. While this is great news, he also brought some instant disappointment to Wii U owners by saying that a release on their platform was ‘very unlikely’.
That statement above tells us that it is only a matter of time before Minecraft arrives on the PS3 and if they really want to make the most of it and maximize sales – they need to include Sony’s PS Vita handheld in the mix as well. Imagine a scenario where Mojang brought out a version of the game that was playable on both PS3 and PS Vita at the same time.
It would be a perfect match for cross platform play and Sony’s popular cross buy incentive as well, where PS Vita owners would get the game for free if they purchased the PS3 version. Fans would buy the PS3 version in an instant if this was the case and it could end up being one of the best PS Vita games of the year.
The big question is when this exclusivity deal will officially end though. Will it be up in time for an announcement at Sony’s E3 conference? There is amazing cross platform potential with the PS Vita as we’ve seen with Phantasy Star Online 2. Let’s hope Minecraft is the next big game that Sony can land.
Would you like to see Minecraft with cross platform features on PS3 and PS Vita?