Minecraft is Not Becoming an Xbox Exclusive

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has confirmed that Minecraft will remain on other platforms after Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Mojang.

Through a post on the Xbox Wire, Spencer laid to rest worries that the incredibly successful game would become an Xbox exclusive.

“At Microsoft, we believe in the power of content to unite people. Minecraft adds diversity to our game portfolio and helps us reach new gamers across multiple platforms,” said Spencer.

“Gaming is the top activity across devices and we see great potential to continue to grow the Minecraft community and nurture the franchise. That is why we plan to continue to make Minecraft available across platforms – including iOS, Android and PlayStation, in addition to Xbox and PC.

“The Minecraft community is passionate and diverse, ranging across all ages and demographics. We respect the brand and independent spirit that has made Minecraft great, and we’ll carry on the tradition of innovation to move the franchise forward. Our investments in cloud, Xbox Live and mobile technology will enable players to benefit from richer and faster worlds, more powerful development tools, and more opportunities to connect with the Minecraft community.”

Recently, Minecraft came to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. After rumors of Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang began to spread, there was concern that the unreleased Vita version wasn’t going to see the light of day. It appears that that is not the case.

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