Minecraft Going Mobile

According to Mojang folks (here and here), the PC sensation Minecraft is looking to expand its user base by creating iOS (both iPhone and iPad) and Android versions of the game/thing. This is a slap-your-forehead moment for observers because neither platform requires any sort of outside supervision and is thus the natural next step for Minecraft; how the hell it would work on those platforms is another question, but those mothers don’t have millions of euro in the bank because they aren’t smart.

That brings me to the money thing. By PC game standards, Minecraft is purty cheap at 15 euro a pop, but the mobile market doesn’t like that price point when they’ve been getting endless entertainment in the past for considerably less cash, and I doubt folks would change their tune even for what will probably be a deeper experience than anything else on those platforms.

Expect these new versions to hit “later this year.” Whatever that means.

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On March 12, 2011 at 10:12 am