Entries in 'minecraft' (74)

Retail version of Minecraft landing on Xbox One one month after PS4

Retail version of Minecraft landing on Xbox One one month after PS4

It seems that Microsoft’s $2.5bn acquisition of Minecraft creator Mojang doesn’t mean the retail version of the brick-building game will launch on Xbox One ahead of its rival, the PS4.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Oct 1st 2014 at 10:43AM in News
Minecraft PS4 heads to retail next month

Minecraft PS4 heads to retail next month

Sony has announced the PlayStation 4 edition of Minecraft will receive a retail release in Europe and North America.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 19th 2014 at 12:58AM in News
Egmont: Our best-selling Minecraft book has sold 1m in the UK

Egmont: Our best-selling Minecraft book has sold 1m in the UK

Book publisher Egmont has revealed that its best-selling official Minecraft book has sold 1m units in the UK.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Sep 16th 2014 at 11:22AM in News
Notch: "Mojang sale is not about the money, it's about my sanity"

Notch: "Mojang sale is not about the money, it's about my sanity"

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has said that the growth of Minecraft and the influence the game now exerts are the reasons behind his decision to sell Mojang.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 3:15PM in News

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Spencer vows that Minecraft will not be pulled from PlayStation and iOS

Spencer vows that Minecraft will not be pulled from PlayStation and iOS

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang will not result in the game being dropped on rival platforms.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 2:16PM in News
Mojang confirms $2.5bn Microsoft acquisition

Mojang confirms $2.5bn Microsoft acquisition

As expected, Microsoft’s acquisition of Minecraft creators Mojang has been confirmed.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 15th 2014 at 2:07PM in News
Minecraft owner Mojang is a perfect fit for Microsoft's ambitions

Minecraft owner Mojang is a perfect fit for Microsoft's ambitions

IHS games analyst Piers Harding-Rolls discusses Microsoft's reported bid for Minecraft owner Mojang.

on Sep 15th 2014 at 8:33AM in News
Formal reveal of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition set for Monday - report

Formal reveal of Microsoft's Mojang acquisition set for Monday - report

Microsoft’s rumoured impending deal to acquire Minecraft developer Mojang could be announced as early as Monday, according to a new report.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 13th 2014 at 10:12PM in News

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Mojang 'is a perfect fit' for Microsoft, analyst says

Mojang 'is a perfect fit' for Microsoft, analyst says

Market analyst Piers Harding-Rolls has said that the expected union of Microsoft and Mojang is a very low-risk move for the platform holder.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2014 at 4:07PM in News
Notch to pocket $1.4bn of potential $2bn Microsoft Mojang buyout

Notch to pocket $1.4bn of potential $2bn Microsoft Mojang buyout

Those questioning Markus Persson’s reported decision to sell his studio Mojang to Microsoft need to take a realistic look at the numbers.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 12th 2014 at 9:09AM in News
Hexagonal Minecraft Blockopedia book heading to retail

Hexagonal Minecraft Blockopedia book heading to retail

Egmont Publishing is releasing a new Minecraft book called Blockopedia.

Billy Langsworthy
by Billy Langsworthy
on Sep 11th 2014 at 10:32AM in News
Persson likely to leave Microsoft-owned Mojang; Minecraft won't be pulled from PS4 and PS3

Persson likely to leave Microsoft-owned Mojang; Minecraft won't be pulled from PS4 and PS3

Markus ‘Notch’ Persson is unlikely to stay at Mojang once Microsoft’s acquisition of the Minecraft developer is completed, reports suggest.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 10th 2014 at 10:49AM in News

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Microsoft in discussions to acquire Minecraft studio Mojang - report

Microsoft in discussions to acquire Minecraft studio Mojang - report

Microsoft is reportedly in serious discussions to purchase Mojang, makers of indie game-turned-phenomenon Minecraft.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Sep 10th 2014 at 1:40AM in News
UPDATE: Minecraft arriving on PS4 and Xbox One this week

UPDATE: Minecraft arriving on PS4 and Xbox One this week

Smash-hit indie title Minecraft is to make its next-gen debut this week.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Sep 3rd 2014 at 9:30AM in News
Minecraft on PS4 fails Sony certification

Minecraft on PS4 fails Sony certification

The PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft has possibly been delayed following a failed certification from Sony.

Alex Calvin
by Alex Calvin
on Aug 21st 2014 at 11:42AM in News

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Minecraft convention cancelled, with $500k unaccounted for

Minecraft convention cancelled, with $500k unaccounted for

The organisers of a now-cancelled unofficial Minecraft convention are suspected of having made off with over $500k worth of ticket sales.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 15th 2014 at 1:39PM in News
MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'Clones are holding the industry back,' says Romero

MCV @ GAMESCOM: 'Clones are holding the industry back,' says Romero

Veteran games developer John Romero has said clones of popular indie hits are hindering the rise of new genres that could expand the games industry.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Aug 14th 2014 at 4:52PM in News
VIDEO: See how Minecraft runs on Vita

VIDEO: See how Minecraft runs on Vita

Sony has released a new video of the Vita version of Minecraft in action.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 14th 2014 at 2:38PM in News
GAME announces a string of in-store events for Minecraft Month

GAME announces a string of in-store events for Minecraft Month

Former digital darling Minecraft is expanding its High Street reach thanks to a host of events with retailer GAME.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 4th 2014 at 3:35PM in News
Guardians of the Galaxy invade a host of Marvel games

Guardians of the Galaxy invade a host of Marvel games

Ahead of its cinema release this week, Marvel has revealed that Guardians of the Galaxy will be making a big splash in a number of its games.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2014 at 11:58AM in News
Mojang and LEGO to expand Minecraft range

Mojang and LEGO to expand Minecraft range

LEGO and Mojang are extended their partnership to bring a full range of LEGO Minecraft sets to market.

by Robert Hutchins
on Jul 28th 2014 at 11:11AM in News
Minecraft console sales exceed lifetime PC figures

Minecraft console sales exceed lifetime PC figures

The console editions of Minecraft have sold past the life to date total of its original PC platform.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 26th 2014 at 12:23AM in News
Notch at loggerheads with Minecraft users (and press) over EULA

Notch at loggerheads with Minecraft users (and press) over EULA

The monetization rules that govern Minecraft servers have led to a public spat between the game’s creator and his community.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 18th 2014 at 2:40PM in News
Minecraft on PS4 to feature touchpad support; PS3 upgrade discount confirmed

Minecraft on PS4 to feature touchpad support; PS3 upgrade discount confirmed

Mojang has detailed a number of new features scheduled for inclusion in the PS4 version of Minecraft.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jun 16th 2014 at 2:29PM in News