Mojang; Minecraft on Wii U Very Unlikely
Like Minecraft on the PC and were desperately hoping for a Wii U version in the foreseeable future? Well it seems like you’re out of luck, the team who ported it to Xbox 360 have said they’re potentially considering a PS3 version (when the exclusivity deal runs out) but that a Wii U version is very unlikely. Here’s the original quote from Minecraft Pocket Edition lead designer Jens Bergensten:
Microsoft has an exclusivity deal for consoles. When it runs out we’ll consider Minecraft for PlayStation, but Wii U is very unlikely
Personally though, I have to wonder why all the negativity and why they can’t consider a game for a console that seems like it’d be perfectly well suited for it. I mean, it’s got an interesting touch screen interface in the form of the Wii U Game Pad that seems perfect for both crafting items/objects, navigating menus and placing bricks and things, so why not take advantage of that with a Minecraft Wii U edition game?
And with the exclusivity agreement in place for a while, the Wii U’s current lack of popular success shouldn’t be that much of a big deal, right? If it runs out in say 2014 or 2015, then by then the Wii U should be flying off shelves due to having games like Mario Kart U, Zelda U, Super Smash Bros 4 and a 3D Mario game available. Why not take advantage of this?
Still, it’s not the worst thing ever. Maybe Mojang will reconsider some time in the future? What do you think of the idea of Minecraft on Wii U?