I was recently playing Minecraft on my PS Vita. I was trying to think of different things that I could build when I came across a cool video with some ideas. My three favorite ideas from the video were the racetrack, the hockey arena and the skyscrapers. He also had some other cool ideas; for example, he had a separate area with Luke’s house from Tatooine. His friend also built a gigantic water slide. I can’t wait to apply some of these ideas to my version of Minecraft.
On Monday September 15th, 2014 Microsoft announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire Minecraft’s studio. Microsoft acquired Minecraft’s development studio for a hefty 2.5 Billion dollars. I think Microsoft made a smart decision. They now own the Minecraft franchise and I am sure they will continue to develop it.
Will Minecraft 2 be exclusive to Microsoft?
No, I don’t think that Minecraft 2 will be exclusive. Minecraft is as big as Lego’s was 20 years ago and Microsoft would be unwise to limit its growth. In Microsoft’s press release they said,”Microsoft plans to continue to make “Minecraft” available across all the platforms on which it is available today: PC, iOS, Android, Xbox and PlayStation.” This statement makes me believe that the sequel will not be exclusive.
What do I want to see in a Minecraft sequel?
I want to see updated graphics, more customization options, and an optional story or quest. I think it would be cool if Minecraft had a back story. It would be cool to connect to characters like Steve. I also want to see Minecraft on Nintendo platforms. I hope that Microsoft doesn’t stifle the growth of this series.
Minecraft is coming out on PS4 this Thursday, September 4th, 2014. The Xbox One version is coming out on Friday, September 5th, 2014. If a player owns the Xbox 360 version or the PS3 version they will get the new version at a discounted price. The game normally costs $20, but the discounted price is $5. This is a fantastic deal and if I had a PS4 or an Xbox One I would take advantage of it. I wish Minecraft would come to the Nintendo Wii U. It would be a really great fit because of the interactive game pad.