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Minecraft in development for Wii U – rumour

Tuesday, 24th December 2013 08:49 GMT By Dave Cook

Minecraft is already a voxel pandemic, but rumblings from the cube underworld suggest that a Wii U edition is currently in the works.

Nintendo Enthusiast claims its sources have confirmed the game’s development, and claims that the ‘developer’ – most likely Dundee’s 4J Studios – is in possession of Wii U dev kits now.

The project is said to be in development alongside PS4 and Xbox One editions, and that all three will launch summer, 2014. On Nintendo’s format, the Wii U GamePad is said to be a big focus.

Treat his as rumour for now.

Via Nintendo Life.

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49 Comments

  1. Legendaryboss

    System seller? Oh wait no, it can’t be. Its a third party game. In addition to the fact this will be available to purchase on other platforms by that time.

    #1 7 months ago
  2. evilashchris

    If this is true my little girl is going to be over the moon! A perfect fit for the Wii U too.

    #2 7 months ago
  3. dreamcastnews

    @1 dude, when are you going to stop baiting Wii U owners?

    #3 7 months ago
  4. Dragon

    ^dude, when would you stop getting hurt by opinions?

    You sure talk nicely to Francis though.

    #4 7 months ago
  5. Pytox

    WiiU is not DOOOMED

    #5 7 months ago
  6. Legendaryboss

    @3
    I have no idea what your going on about. I am baiting no-one, there is no wrong in that statement.

    Was it not a system seller? Questioning the possibility of it on Wii U.
    Has it not sold tons?
    Is it not a third party game?
    Is it not on other platforms, moreso in 2014?

    #6 7 months ago
  7. dreamcastnews

    Woah, easy there Dragon. I don’t think anyone asked for you to step in. Easy poppet, I’m talking to LB – you don’t need to leap to his defence every time someone decides to call him out.

    More over, isn’t there some other thread you could disrupt with other players as like minded as yourself? Maybe an Xbox or PlayStation thread? Or do you just lurk in the Nintendo ones waiting for comments?

    Back to who I’m actually interested in talking to ; LB, your comments – in my opinion, seem to have an air of rationality to them but are usually packaged in an onimious negative slant. Let’s face facts, the way you’ve worded your comment about it being out on other platforms by then and being a ’3rd party title’ denotes a slightly defeatist look at software for the machine.

    It’ll sell regardless of it being on other formats by then, it’s a cheap game to buy into that I’m sure kids and adults can enjoy (apparently Nintendo is for kids anyway) I don’t think anyone assumes ‘system seller’ status, it’s only going to help though, can we agree on that?

    #7 7 months ago
  8. Dragon

    “I don’t think anyone asked for you to step in.”
    Oh really? Is it some selective bias or do you conveniently forget to see your ninty “friends” stepping in each others defence on every ninty thread imaginable?

    “you don’t need to leap to his defence every time someone decides to call him out.”
    Wow, the irony. How about you not jumping in with “they like to pick Francis”? Did anyone ask you to step in there?

    How about a truce? Don’t step in on my comments, and I wont step in yours.

    #8 7 months ago
  9. Hcw87

    @3
    plusonemillion.

    It’s a Nintendo thread, ofcourse you’ll see the two pro-Sony boys in here. It’s been going on since forever.

    Mr Dualshockers and Uncharted2007.

    #9 7 months ago
  10. Dragon

    Now woe is here.
    So defensive.

    #10 7 months ago
  11. dreamcastnews

    I agree on a truce.

    We all have a shared love for gaming in general. Let’s play some kick-ass software and enjoy the games no matter what platform they are for :)

    Merry Christmas fellas

    #11 7 months ago
  12. Ireland Michael

    Can’t you guys just let each other have your opinions instead of getting into an argument in *every* single thread?

    It’s Christmas. Cheer the bloody hell up, and don’t take opinions on the internet so damn seriously.

    “Oh really? Is it some selective bias or…”

    This is the mind of crap Shatner spouts. Stop holding grudges for no reason.

    #12 7 months ago
  13. Hcw87

    @10
    ”woe”? Are you actually accusing me of being on an alt account? That’s hilarious dude.

    Merry Christmas all.

    #13 7 months ago
  14. Dragon

    @11,
    http://gifrific.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Jennifer-Lawrence-ok-thumbs-up.gif

    Same here :)
    Merry Christmas to you too. Not so merry for me :(

    #14 7 months ago
  15. The_Red

    That would be great if it wasn’t for hardware limitation of Wii U (Like the Xbox 360 version).

    From what I understand, even PS4 and XB1 versions are gonna be behind so, in the end MineCraft is best played on home platform, aka PC.

    #15 7 months ago
  16. dreamcastnews

    @12 I think we just had that revelation just before you commented ;)

    @14 what’s going down in the Dragon household for it not to be a merry one dude?

    #16 7 months ago
  17. Ireland Michael

    @16 You’re fine, DC. It’s the other two.

    It’s always the same handful of people. You get Legendary, polygem, monkeygourmet and Dragon into a room together, it turns into a shitstorm. Add some Shatner (Joe) for added shitstorminess.

    #17 7 months ago
  18. Dragon

    Ah, some divine judgement.
    Now if this were a Japan+otaku thread, we know who would create a storm.
    Bye.

    @16,
    Nothing. I am just busy. Better leave this thread before others join in ;)

    #18 7 months ago
  19. Legendaryboss

    @7
    I think you looked too much into my comment and saw it as “baiting Wii U owners”. Only you took offensive to it. I’m not going to shape my statements differently to avoid upsetting others. If its negative get used it, if its positive get used to it. Simples.

    @9
    Very ironic coming from an known Xbox fanboy, you already been called out of that so many times. Chalking up downgrades in Xbox One games to TV settings. No? How about no one looks at crowds in Forza? But looks at the clouds in another racing game. Yeah the Woe similarities are obvious now.

    Funny that you state forever but i have only been here less than a year, dramatic much? A linked youtube account means i’m that person? Silly fool.

    #19 7 months ago
  20. Hcw87

    @19
    ”A linked youtube account means i’m that person?”

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Uncharted2007/about

    ”VG247: http://www.vg247.com/forum/profile.php?id=72540

    Pretty much.

    And about that cloud thing, it wasn’t about just the clouds. I said EVERYTHING looked like a huge copy paste, and EVEN the clouds were identical (GT6 VS GT5). This is a completely true statement and you only had to look at my video i posted to see that.

    And yes, nobody plays a racer and stops to look at crowds. When you race past them, you can’t even make them out (it’s a blur effect).

    I don’t see how any of those statements prooves i’m a fanboy of anything.

    Now i’m going out to meet some family.

    #20 7 months ago
  21. Legendaryboss

    @20
    I’m not that person, we just know each other. So what was the point of linking that anyway? Keep telling yourself that, second to last sentence.

    Whats even more weird is how that linked youtube account was replaced weeks ago, so what someone is linking it here for is unknown.

    #21 7 months ago
  22. tenthousandgothsonacid

    It’s not like lolconnor to stick his nose in.

    Oh wait…

    Where’s our fucking ignore button ?

    #22 7 months ago
  23. fihar

    Don’t you guys want to be on Santa’s list?
    There’s not much time left, you know.

    #23 7 months ago
  24. Ireland Michael

    @22 It’s not like tenthousandgothsonacid to post *only* when it’s to insult someone.

    You’re an utterly miserable bastard, but I’m going to wish you a merry Christmas anyway. Hope you have a great holidays with whoever you spend it with.

    #24 7 months ago
  25. DarkElfa

    @23 I hope they end up on a ban list.

    #25 7 months ago
  26. SCAssassin

    Hey look, a game rumor of a possible release on a console along with several other consoles. And that’s literally all there should be to talk about. Golly.

    #26 7 months ago
  27. Obernox

    Wii U would be perfect for Minecraft.

    #27 7 months ago
  28. Joe Musashi

    @22 Textbook example of how not to moderate or act. But wishing Merry Christmas at the end of your judgmental hypocrisy makes everything ok! :)

    @27 I think it would be a good fit, but I don’t think it will benefit the platform or Mojang a great deal. Everyone who wants to be playing Minecraft already is. And that includes on touch-screen devices with lower cost-of-entry access than (a)ny console version of Minecraft will offer.

    Merry Christmas.

    JM

    #28 7 months ago
  29. Panthro

    @1

    Why does it have to be a system seller?

    Do yourself a favor, stop wasting your time by refraining to act like such a douche on every WiiU article that passes by.

    #29 7 months ago
  30. Legendaryboss

    @29
    It isn’t obvious?

    My time, i do with it as i please. It is not being wasted, you wouldn’t know anyway. So no favours necessary. Not every Wii U article, thats just being dramatic. If you don’t like my opinions fine, complaining to me won’t change it moreso when being called a “douche”.

    #30 7 months ago
  31. Ireland Michael

    This would sell no matter the format.

    #31 7 months ago
  32. Panthro

    @30

    I actually defended you when that guy was making those accounts and harassing you… I see that was a waste of time since you are in fact, a “douche”.

    I’m all for opinions, but your opinion has already been stated on multiple other WiiU articles.. why do you still even bother? Its clear your just trying to make fun of the WiiU fans. (I don’t own one)

    I don’t like games MOBA games… so I don’t go on there articles saying how crappy I think they are even though that’s my opinion, I have learned to keep thoughts in my head without them spilling out onto the internet, especially when its clear my voice doesn’t want to be heard, but in this case, yours.

    #32 7 months ago
  33. Legendaryboss

    @32
    My opinion is stated because i want to state it, i don’t see the need to justify that. You and others defended me about that alt account mess, your point? I wasn’t present until that sorted itself out. You regret it? Fine. I won’t silence my thoughts because others don’t want to hear it, there are plenty of scenarios this happens in.

    If i wanted to make fun of Wii U owners i would but i haven’t. All that was stated was the obvious specifically to do with the status of the game, third party and availability. This was based on how much it sold on various platforms. What happened was that got misinterpreted into baiting and making fun of Wii U owners. All i did was think about how the game would do on Wii U, realise its status and availability.

    At no point did I waltz in and say “Wii U owners are fools, Wii U is a waste of time, Wii U is doomed, Ninty are doomed”. I didn’t say that. I never mentioned Wii U fans.

    #33 7 months ago
  34. dreamcastnews

    @33 I must have missed it, but what exactly was your opinion of this then?

    Because your first comment doesn’t really make that clear.

    #34 7 months ago
  35. Panthro

    Next time you voice your “non bias completely non Nintendo hating” opinion try to not use sarcasm and maybe it wont be “misinterpreted”.

    Ugh, I cant even be bothered to argue with you…

    EDIT – I meant being patronizing, not sarcasm…

    #35 7 months ago
  36. Legendaryboss

    @34
    Knowing the popularity of Minecraft i wondered if it would it help sell Wii Us i.e. system selling to an effect. This was a rhetorical question. Then i added doubt because its a third party title also available on many other platforms.

    My first comment was simply a made up judgement on the performance of the Wii U version, adding in other factors to think if it would have some sort of impact.

    Thats all.

    @35
    See above. So where did making fun of Wii U fans come from? Cause i never mentioned it. It wasn’t sarcasm either.

    #36 7 months ago
  37. dreamcastnews

    @36 I reckon the game could be quite a fit for the machine and it would do well if the Gamepad changes the experience found on other machines.

    FYI, it looked like your comment was calling Francis and the like out for potential ‘system seller’ software, my mistake if that wasn’t the case.

    #37 7 months ago
  38. Ireland Michael

    @37 The GamePad would be great just for doing all the crafting and inventory stuff.

    #38 7 months ago
  39. dreamcastnews

    @38 I totally agree,

    Menu heavy games like Minecraft could really be benefited by the interface of the Wii U.

    #39 7 months ago
  40. ManuOtaku

    I think in the indie side of things wiiu will have no problem due their indie friendly approach, therefore this is not surprise if end up being true, the wiiu pad will be a great fit for this game.

    Having said that, is the same as usual there is never going to be nintendo positive news to some people here, some things never change

    Merry christmas Everyone in vg

    #40 7 months ago
  41. dreamcastnews

    I think for all the retail stumbling the Wii U has been doing in its first year, it’s been building good relations with eShop developers behind the scenes and I really think it’s in for some brilliant releases next year, maybe not on disc but digital games are starting to come together.

    #41 7 months ago
  42. Joe Musashi

    As I mentioned in #28, this is a good fit. But this rumour, if true, is a token gesture. These are crumbs. Crumbs will not feed a starving man. Exaggerating this significance – or (not so) slyly insinuating that those who won’t exaggerate likewise are holding some sort of grudge is remarkably childish.

    @41 That may be true. Though, I would be interested in purchasing some of Nintendo’s digital offerings – including those produced through their partnerships with indie developers. But Nintendo’s truly awful policy to regard the box rather than the consumer as the purchaser of digital content guarantees I will not do so. Feedback from many gamers shows that I am far from alone in this view.

    Which, sadly, means that they have engineered a barrier between my wallet and their content. A shame, as having worked hard to provide compelling content only to sell it in such a needlessly obstructive and draconian manner means that the returns on such partnerships is being stifled by Nintendo’s digital policies.

    As Vlambeer’s recent remarks show, there a numerous platforms out there for indie developers to sell their work through. If one platform instates policies that directly impede the returns a developer is likely to gain, that developer may well choose to go elsewhere.

    JM

    #42 7 months ago
  43. wishdokta

    I do dig eShop. But as a plattform Wii U holds a too small harddisc to build on it.

    #43 7 months ago
  44. TheWulf

    @15

    True enough! But for people who can’t/won’t PC, until the Steam Machines roll out, even something is better than nothing. Minecraft is a pretty fun console experience, and I’m glad that everyone who owns some sort of device can get it in some form or another.

    It’s just a shame about the lack of mods, that’s the biggest loss on all those closed platforms, because there are some truly amazing Minecraft mods that I just wouldn’t play it without. Same for Starbound.

    #44 7 months ago
  45. TheWulf

    @29

    +1

    Grow up, people. I hate it when what should be a self-ware and self-determining creature is reduced to a zombie because of brand marketing.

    Xboooox, Soooawny, Nviiiidya, Ayteeiiiii…

    Or whatever else. Yahtzee said it best — platforms are things we play games on, and they should be decided on by what features they offer us, the consumers rather than political rallies that almost reek of brainwashing.

    Just. Stop.

    Take a good look at yourselves. Be ashamed. And… Just. Stop.

    Edit: And before anyone jumps in? Yeah, I have a preference. I prefer open platforms, because I like the features they offer. But that means that I like all manners of Android phone produced by Google, Samsung, HTC, and many others, I like ATi and Nvidia equally, and I really don’t give a shit about brand.

    I wish people could be more like me, frankly.

    #45 7 months ago
  46. Clupula

    “I wish people could be more like me, frankly.”

    A great deal of your posts can be summed up by that one sentence.

    But, at least, you’re honest about your narcissism.

    #46 7 months ago
  47. Legendaryboss

    @45
    It would help if you had any idea of what went on in this thread, not hide your condescension, misconceptions (Okay a common issue throughout this thread, but not to your level) through tedious essays that set out to stroke your ego.

    Point: If people don’t want me to be “patronising” or display some sort of defensive behaviour, then don’t attack my post based on a hunch or problems with negativity and not expect such a response.

    #47 7 months ago
  48. Legendaryboss

    Minecraft Wii U denied by Notch, “not aware of any plans” but a “Wii U version would make sense.” Minecraft 3DS Edition?

    #48 7 months ago
  49. The_Red

    @44
    Good call about Mods. Heck, if it wasn’t for mods, I wouldn’t be interested in many major releases like Skyrim. Come to think of it, why the HELL is modding only limited to PC games?

    Seriously, mods are a wonderful thing that give additional life to many titles. Gaming as a whole would be a much better place if people could mod Last of Us, GTA5, Mario 3D World, Pokemon and stuff like that. If platform holder’s weren’t such control freaks, I believe that even their sales would increase by opening up a bit.

    #49 7 months ago

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