Mojang’s COO, Vu Bui, has claimed that there could well be a possibility of Minecraft coming onto Nintendo consoles in the near future, stating that their flagship game should be available “for all players.”
The possibility of Minecraft coming to Nintendo was seemingly squashed by Microsoft’s purchase of the company in 2014 for a fee of $2.5billion. Reason being, we’re pretty sure that Microsoft would love to have some of Nintendo’s best-selling content such as the Super Mario franchise, but Nintendo is keen to keep that exclusive to themselves.
On the other hand, it would seem Mojang’s COO is looking at the future of Minecraft on a much broader scale. During a recent interview with MCV at Minecon 2015, Mr Bui said the following:
“If I had my way, we’d be on everything,” Bui stated in the interview. “We want to continue to be available to all players, and that means being on new platforms because everyone uses something different. I’ve never heard a reason why we haven’t ended up on Wii U or 3DS. It just hasn’t happened yet.”
However exciting this might sound, Nintendo has previously warned that they would not favour the arrival of Minecraft unless it never got in the way of their first-party titles, such as “Super Mario Maker.”
This interview might not confirm the arrival of Minecraft to Nintendo consoles, although it does ensure all gamers that this idea is seemingly still on the table.
On a side note, we previously reported that Minecraft is trying to work its way into the education market and during this interview Mr Bui seemed confident with these developing plans.
“I don’t really see a limit for Minecraft in Education. I want to enable people to use Minecraft to enhance education, because people are already doing that. What we want is to inspire it to go further. I guess we’d eventually run out of schools to go into, but there is really no limit” he added.