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Minecraft Pocket Edition released for Xperia Play

Minecraft Pocket Edition released for Xperia Play

Sony and Mojang have released an Android version of Minecraft, currently exclusive to the Xperia Play.

A mobile version of indie smash hit Minecraft has been released for Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play handset today. It offers a portable version of Mojang Productions' block-based building sandbox and exploration game and coincides.

Apparently capturing the 'core features and gameplay of the PC version' (which is still in beta), Minecraft Pocket Edition is currently price at $6.99 USD, or £4.26 GBP via the Android Market. It is currently exclusive to Sony's Xperia Play.

Sony has been keen to stress how committed it is to supporting the title, promising that the game will see regular updates.

'Mojang have stated it is treating game development as a service; ensuring players always have the best possible gaming experience,' reads the Sony press release.

Minecraft Pocket Edition is also planned for release on other Android handsets at a later date. Minecraft developer Mojang has also promised an iOS and Xbox Live Arcade version, though these also lack specific release dates.

We're hoping to catch up with Sony at GamesCom 2011, which is on in Cologne at the moment, and will bring you more news on the other versions of the game if we are able.

Like Minecraft? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

Check our GamesCom 2011 news hub for all the information from Cologne this year.

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fuus 16th August 2011, 14:49 Quote
EPICNESS.. now to get an Xperia Play...
runadumb 16th August 2011, 14:53 Quote
Oh I'm going to give this a whirl having never bothered with minecraft. Hope the controls don't stink as I haven't yet used the touchpads. Minecraft seems suited to portable devices.

By the way I'm currently playing the playstation version of strider on my SEXplay. Did anyone ever finish this game? Its hard as hell and i'm cheating like crazy with savestates!
Different breed of gamers back then, I know as I see to have lost all of the skills I once had :(
runadumb 16th August 2011, 15:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by runadumb
Oh I'm going to give this a whirl having never bothered with minecraft. Hope the controls don't stink as I haven't yet used the touchpads. Minecraft seems suited to portable devices.

By the way I'm currently playing the playstation version of strider on my SEXplay. Did anyone ever finish this game? Its hard as hell and i'm cheating like crazy with savestates!
Different breed of gamers back then, I know as I see to have lost all of the skills I once had :(

EDIT:Just finished it. Damn, wonder how long that would have taken without the glory that is savestates.
Canon 16th August 2011, 15:20 Quote
I have to admit, adding things to my world or gathering resources while I commute would be cool. That is, if I hadn't got bored with Minecraft months ago when I lost access to the bit server thanks to Multiplay.
SighMoan 16th August 2011, 16:17 Quote
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Originally Posted by runadumb

By the way I'm currently playing the playstation version of strider on my SEXplay. Did anyone ever finish this game? Its hard as hell and i'm cheating like crazy with savestates!
I got quite far on the original Megadrive, but yes, it is a bloody solid game!!
runadumb 16th August 2011, 19:06 Quote
Tried out the demo for about 20 mins. Oddly it doesn't use the left touchpad, it uses the D-pad for movement. Seems decent but needs more content for me personally. Although it might be an excellent time waster as it is right now.
TWeaK 16th August 2011, 21:37 Quote
So what about Alpha purchasers and their entitlement to 'all future versions of Minecraft'?
Sloth 16th August 2011, 21:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by TWeaK
So what about Alpha purchasers and their entitlement to 'all future versions of Minecraft'?
This isn't Minecraft, this is Minecraft Pocket Edition.


I feel dirty for coming up with such a cheap but likely excuse...
TWeaK 17th August 2011, 11:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sloth
This isn't Minecraft, this is Minecraft Pocket Edition.

I feel dirty for coming up with such a cheap but likely excuse...

I know what you mean :P I don't really care about it tbh and I'm happy giving more money to Notch, but I distinctly remember them having to change that bit of the terms when were setting up the company and talking to lawyers, and I think the move from alpha to beta was just to mediate this.
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