The demand for Minecraft on PS3
First of all let’s point out that Microsoft own the rights to Minecraft with the Xbox 360 Edition not long releasing, although we’ve seen an increasing amount of debate around the desire for Minecraft on Sony’s PS3, which some people believe could come to the PlayStation 3 in around a years time. This is obviously speculation but we can find demand for a PS3 version by looking at different debates taking place in online forums.
It’s obvious that some PS3 users will want to get their hands on Minecraft via the PlayStation Store after seeing the record number of downloads this XBLA game has had in just a few days, which is said to be over one million and counting. There had been a concern that gamers would not part with 1600 MS Points, or $20 but they have been.
Those gamers hoping to see Minecraft on the PS3 will start to put the blame on Microsoft after buying the exclusivity, which stopped it coming to the PlayStation. Now while we know that Microsoft has a big wallet Sony has to take some of the blame as well, because they could have upped the bid. Maybe you should ask Sony why they did not go for the exclusive?
You shouldn’t give up too easily because there’s always hope, as we have no idea how long the exclusivity runs for, maybe Microsoft only has the deal for a year, but will PS3 owners want Minecraft in 12 months time?
Forgetting the exclusive deal for the moment there’s also another reason why the PS3 has to wait, and that’s because the Xbox is the easiest console to port games from the PC, most multiconsole games are developed on the 360 first and then ported over to the others. None of this will be any comfort to those who want to see Minecraft appear on the PSN Store.
How desperate are you to get Minecraft on the PS3?