Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th May 2011 22:30 UTC
Games "Minecraft developer Mojang has confirmed to Gamasutra that the previously revealed Android version of its PC indie hit will be arriving on Sony Ericsson's PlayStation-certified Xperia Play before other phones. The Xperia Play version of Minecraft will feature customized controls for the system's PlayStation-styled slide-out buttons, the company said. Mojang is also developing versions of the title for iOS and other Android phones, and said the smartphone versions of the game will be tweaked slightly to deal with the vagaries of the new platform." And we have video. I'll be buying an iPad 2 soon, and with that thing getting Minecraft... I fear for my life.
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by zetsurin on Thu 26th May 2011 03:15 UTC
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Hmm thinking of getting the Xperia Play to replace my HTC Desire which has served me well. I am a bit put out by the increase in fragmentation that this brings about though. Between the Tegra store, the PlayStation Suit, the US-only (at present) Amazon store and god knows what else, you are virtually back to PC gaming where you need to check a requirements label to work out whether your device can not only play a game, but be able to access it in the first place. Still, one way or another I will be staying with Android for my handset.

The iPad I have on the other hand is straightforward - whatever is on the App Store is what's available. Different approaches I guess, but I've never liked the whole 'exclusivity' concept which Microsoft and Sony are huge champions of. It essentially takes away consumer choice in a brute force market share push.

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