Minecraft on Wii U!? 'very unlikely' says Mojang, 'Possibly' on Playstation

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    A big fat "Eh" from me.

    Although the Wii U might suite it rather well using the touchscreen as a menu.
     
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    A) Nintendo's better off. You know what they say: Mojang, Mo'Problems.
    B) Better Nojang than Mojang in my book.
    C) Mojang To Nintendo: We're Just Notch Into You
    D) Mojangles.
    E) All of the above.
     
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    To me that's not the point here.
    Point is even MINECRAFT, the freaking indie of indie-est... will NOT develop for Wii U...
    That sends a ripple effect there to other indie/3rd party dev's that its not worth developing for Wii U.. It's very, very sad.
     
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    Meh, I am mildly annoyed since I think it would be an amazing game on the Wii U, but like 360 version I think it would be rather limited compared to the PC version.

    Minecraft isn't the King of Indie games, Cavestory is and as long as Nintendo has Cavestory, they are fine.
     
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    fixed.
     
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    The Xbox 360 version is rather terrible for the record.

    I'm not a Minecraft fan but putting that aside objectively it's just largely inferior. The GUI is a complete mess since it's a terrible conversion from the PC (they have to use a fucking virtual mouse controlled by the analogs in the main menu and RB/LB to switch between your preset slots) and the game is several versions behind the PC version. Take into account the lack of mods and there's literally no reason to buy the XBLA version over a PC version.

    It's quite honestly a dirty, poor cash in.
     
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    That's cute. How about they actually make millions of dollars first, open up their own offices, and keep making millions of dollars. oh wait? cavestory is dead.
     
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    Minecraft on the 360...
    Yeh, it works, it's fun but honestly, it's meant to be played with KB&M

    Minecraft on Wii U.
    As said before the inventory could be displayed on the controller.
    However it would prolly run the same as on the 360.
     
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    Cave Story was also the work of a single man who gave the game out for free despite its immense quality, time, and effort. Mojang nowadays kinda feels like a larger developer wearing an indie developer's skin to go "We're indie and rad!" They've also said some pretty fucking stupid things like "We fear a future where Steam controls most of the PC market" (badly paraphrased) despite the fact that Steam already controls most of the PC market and its been fantastic.
     
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    They sound like an indie to me. I love Minecraft myself, but honestly that doesn't sound very indie to me. It may have started that way, but clearly hasn't stayed that way.


    Minecraft is one of those games that really should stay a PC exclusive, the 360 version just felt like a watered down version compared to the PC version and as interesting as a Wii U version would be, it still wouldn't hold a torch to the PC version.
     
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    I don't doubt the works of the man, cave story is an amazing game. But you gotta remember here, the remakes were done by a group, not just one guy, none the less i have it on wii and 3ds. As for Minecraft, The PC AND 360 Market for the game has been incredibly large. It is a Big deal that they say "oh playstation we're already thinking about, Nintendo? Don't make me laugh in your face here, but i'll let you down gently" It's the simple fact here that all these 3rd party dev's are turning their backs to nintendo here when They are in a desperate period. When your console is selling worse than the Vita? only 50,000 units shipped worldwide? You got trouble. The fact is here too, because they're a publicly traded company, Nintendo will be FORCED into 3rd party, these investors will make the choice for them. Nintendo can keep saying oh here's a new console, but this might be breaking point here. If Nintendo can't convince anyone to buy a Wii U with the library thats about to come, and as much as they do this thing where they keep on saying "Oh New Smash Bros!" people are going to get sick of it, and wont buy the game or the console anymore. Franchises are franchises... but the healthiest of horses die too.. and you cant keep floggin' it after it's dead.
     
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    Money wise for both companies, how is Angry Birds vs Minecraft?
    (Clarify-Not comparing the games themselves.)
    No =/= Unlikely

    I wish they gave us a reason and not leave it so ambiguous.

    You are wasting your time with this doom and gloom mindset.
     
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    No it doesn't. You're looking waaay too much into it.

    A bunch of Indie Devs have already stated how awesome it is to work with the WiiU, that's why you see so many great titles on the eShop already. This is just Notch being stupid.

    I'm probably going to get a lot of hate for this, but Notch talks and acts as if he's god among indie developers. He's fucking arrogant too. Say the Microsoft agreement does expire, and brings Minecraft to PlayStation, why not the WiiU? There's no excuse. He doesn't even say any. When you already see such awesome indie games on the eShop and see devs talk about how awesome it is, this is just Notch being a dick.

    But hey, I don't like Minecraft to begin with. It's boring as hell. But this doesn't affect other third party/indie developers at all.

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    No they won't. Jesus, you're one of the retarded doomsayers aren't you?
     
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    Sorry Nintendo, Minecraft's not for U. :tpi:

    Seriously though, it's better not to have the game at all than to get a lazy, likely thoroughly bastardized port. The game's doing just fine on PC.

    I'm willing to guess this is not a matter of the devkit or the console itself, just Notch's "pretentiousnitis" - he's known for fighting "The Man" even at the cost of looking silly.
     
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    Darn, the 360 port felt a bit clumsy but a Wii U version with the tablet would probably be even more fluid than the PC.

    Future homebrew project anyone?
     
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    I heard (warning: rumor) that Microsoft invested money into Minecraft, which is why a 360 version even exists. If this is true, then it could be that Sony is trying to exchange money under the counter with Mojang to get their own copy.
     
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    It seems like you enjoy to diss the Wii U in your threads, you're kinda like valwin but against Nintendo instead of Sony.

    Personally I don't like minecraft and I agree with ShadowSoldier, theres a lot of indie games on the 3DS eshop, the same will happen with the Wii U. Notch only made a game that sold well, I doubt it's fame will last as long as Cave Story's has to begin with. From what I've read, a lot of devs dont even like him.
     
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    At least it's better than the iOS/Android versions. They just got armor in the last update.

    Yeah, Minecraft was indie. Mojang (and their creations) are not.

    Notch doesn't even do Minecraft anymore. This has nothing to do with Notch. Hell, even the quoted part of the OP says who said it, which is the current lead dev of the PC version.

    But the discussion is Minecraft, so I suppose it's too much to ask people to do anything other than mindlessly hate?
     
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    Might wanna read this. I thought it was a pretty decent article.
     
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