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When will Mojang-Microsoft contract expire?


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 01:53 AM

I need to know the expiration date of contract, after which Minecraft can be released to PS4 and Wii U.

If anyone have an idea. I'm not even sure when it'll expire but it will eventually expire. I would say a few years.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:20 AM

Why would you ever want to play Minecraft on something that isn't a computer?
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:33 AM

View PostLocalChamp9139, on 03 March 2013 - 02:20 AM, said:

Why would you ever want to play Minecraft on something that isn't a computer?

That's not the question. I'm beginning to think "If Minecraft were available on most platforms, Mojang makes a lot of money."
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:54 AM

View PostKitteh6660, on 03 March 2013 - 02:33 AM, said:

That's not the question. I'm beginning to think "If Minecraft were available on most platforms, Mojang makes a lot of money."

Uhh they make millions off the PC version alone. Notch was able to quit his day job due to Minecraft. He was able to hire new people and buy office space due to minecraft.

Sales haven't even slow down, they've only sped up.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:54 AM

I don't really think they release Minecraft for another console. Mouse and keyboard is the most effective way to play, xbox users don't know what they are missing.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 02:57 AM

The problem with releasing it on all platforms is that you have to recode the entire game from scratch.
The contract won't expire for a long time though.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:44 AM

View PostHunter, on 03 March 2013 - 02:54 AM, said:

I don't really think they release Minecraft for another console. Mouse and keyboard is the most effective way to play, xbox users don't know what they are missing.

I'll stick with my dual joysticks be it on a PC or a console, I find a game pad faaaaar less awkward to use than an entire keyboard + a mouse. ;)

I'm pretty sure that Minecraft is, as far as consoles go, an Xbox exclusive. I don't think it'll ever be released on another console.

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 06:53 AM

Eventually.

I don't think Mojang or Microsoft ever actually released the details of the contract to the public. But it will expire at some point.

I also don't see why you 'need' to know. It's not going to happen any time soon. And that really should be enough. It's unlikely that it will make it to the PS3. And only slightly less unlikely that it will make it to the PS4. Same with the Wii U.
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Posted 03 March 2013 - 07:17 AM

Mojang are forbidden from disclosing the information regarding the Microsoft exclusivity contract to the public.
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:17 AM

notch's tweets say different about it coming to other consoles

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Posted 16 June 2013 - 02:22 AM

View PostMaxxamillion6, on 16 June 2013 - 02:17 AM, said:

notch's tweets say different about it coming to other consoles

They give false information to get people's hopes up so that they would stop spamming their twitters with questions like this.
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Posted 16 June 2013 - 04:29 AM

Too bad it won't be on other consoles though. The Xbox One SUCKS

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 09:00 AM

Yeah, they're definitely not allowed to disclose that info to the public.

However, I think you can rest assured that it will be released on the PS4, but prolly not the PS3 or the Wii U.  Notch has already stated that he's unimpressed with the X1, and that he'll be very interested in working with Sony once the exclusivity agreement with Microsoft expires.

Sony sent Notch a gold PS1 and an invite to E3.  It seems they're also interested in making a deal (or already have), and after watching their E3 conference, they are trying to really support indie developers.  (Although Minecraft is no longer an indie game to some.)

I've heard that the PS4 supports Java, so that should make it a lot easier to port the game from PC to PS4.

So, I think that whenever the deal with Microsoft is up, it'll be coming straight to PS4.  I can't imagine Mojang would pass up one of the biggest group of customers in gaming.  And I can't imagine Sony would pass up one of the most popular games ever.

On a seperate note, I agree that the PC version is better than the 360 version, but not on my PC. My PC is ­crap.  And I would rather sit on my couch in front of my TV than sit in a chair at a desk.  Besides, if the PS4 supports java it could probably have most, if not all of the features and content of the PC version.  Except mods.  Console developers don't like people running custom code on consoles...

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 10:35 PM

xbox one really just......sucks.......

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:13 PM

It would be nice if it did come to PS4, considering I don't like XBox and I'm a Playstation fan. But I don't think it would, they'll probably just have it on Xbox. Then again, there is always hope left..

Also, I'm not too sure how the Xbox One is, I've just heard people saying it was bad. What makes it this terrible?
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Posted 28 June 2013 - 11:47 PM

Considering Mojang's issues with Microsoft's taking control away from computer users in Windows 8, I imagine it is a very strained relationship and Mojang will move aether and nether to switch to other consoles given the first opportunity. (On the other hand, I can't imagine working for Sony in a way in which you get to keep your game franchise! Look at what happened to SingleTrac and Naughty Dog's popular games on PS1.)

EDIT 20130821: Now that MC is coming to various Sony contraptions, I still stand by my statement. However, it is possible that Mojang (or their lawyers), being good so far at protecting their rights, were able to notice clauses in the boilerplate contract and get them changed.
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Posted 29 June 2013 - 12:24 AM

If things go as Microsoft wants them to, Microsoft will get the rights to Minecraft don't quote me on that as I do not know the terms of the contract with them, but I do know Bungie did the same with Halo and now Microsoft owns it. But I don't know whats on the contract so I could be completely wrong about this.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 01:37 AM

I have Minecraft PC, Xbox360 and Pocket Edition! I got a friend with only the Xbox360 one and a friend with only the pocket editon and a friends with PC one. So I can play with them :P
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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:14 AM

View PostLocalChamp9139, on 03 March 2013 - 02:20 AM, said:

Why would you ever want to play Minecraft on something that isn't a computer?
I wouldn't, but it would be nice to have it on a console that I have on hand.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 03:20 AM

View PostKovu, on 03 March 2013 - 02:57 AM, said:

The problem with releasing it on all platforms is that you have to recode the entire game from scratch.
The contract won't expire for a long time though.
I'm not sure what programming languages consoles are able to interpret and use, but if they use the same language, I'm pretty sure it wouldn't be too much of a problem when it comes to recoding the framework of the game.

Also, I wouldn't say having Minecraft on a console is bad, but it isn't very comfortable, since PC games usually give the user more modification capabilities and control.

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