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Minecraft finally coming to Wii U

At long last, Mojang’s Minecraft is set to launch on Nintendo’s Wii U. The title is launching on the hardware on December 17th – just in time for the Christmas holidays – and comes with multiple add-on packs. Minecraft: Wii U Edition features off-screen play so uses can play with …

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Mojang pushes back Cobalt release to February

Mojang’s long in-development third-party release Cobalt has been delayed to February 2016. Previously carrying a release window of October 2015, the game has been pushed back to early next year to account for the console certification process. In honesty, we don’t need four months to fix the outstanding issues, but …

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Minecraft is coming to the Oculus Rift in 2016

The world’s biggest game will enter virtual reality next year. Brick-building blockbuster Minecraft is one of the games from moe than 200,000 developers that have signed up to create for the Rift platform, Oculus announced at its Connect 2 conference. Slated to launch next year, Minecraft VR will be the …

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Minecraft’s Markus Persson: ‘I’ve never felt more isolated’

A series of tweets by Minecraft creator Markus Persson has highlighted the developer’s struggles in trying to adjust to his newfound wealth. Microsoft last year acquired Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5bn, with Notch himself netting somewhere in the region of $1.5bn. He used some of the money to buy a …

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GAMESCOM: Mojang’s next game, Cobalt, is coming to Xbox One

Minecraft creator Mojang’s new game will be a console exclusive on Xbox One. Cobalt will also be released on PC, of course, and will support both cross-buy and cross-play across both platforms. As for the game itself, the short gameplay video showed a 2D shooter that was pretty action-heavy and …

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‘Our mission is to make Minecraft the most amazing game we can’ – Mojang on following-up the biggest game on Earth

I’m not going to patronise you by going on too much about the success of Minecraft. Much has already been written about Mojang’s runaway hit. Everyone has seen the sales figures. And we can’t miss the piles of merchandise and books in every retailer: from GAME to Primark. Earlier in …

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Get ready for Gamescom with this week’s issue of MCV

This week, MCV has asked people from around the games industry for their tips on surviving Gamescom. Publishers, PRs and developers have shared their survival advice for the show, as well as sharing where is good to eat and drink, and what their predictions for the show are. And we …

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Apple rejected Mojang’s Scrolls for iOS prior to its scheduled cancellation

The mystery behind Mojang’s failure to release Scrolls on iOS appears to have been solved. The game was released on PC and Android last December but despite being scheduled to appear on Apple’s devices never migrated to the platform. Touch Arcade reports that the game was actually successfully ported to …

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Opinion: You’ve made the biggest game on Earth – now what?

We all know that Minecraft is a big game. We have seen the numbers. Tens of millions of units of the sandbox game have been sold worldwide. Entire careers have been created out of people uploading videos of themselves playing the game online via YouTube. The books alone have sold …

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Mojang’s block party – what is next for Minecraft?

At last week’s Minecon at London Excel, MCV sat down exclusively with Mojang COO Vu Bui to talk about what’s next for the Swedish giant and its runaway success, Minecraft. Minecon is the annual gathering for all things Minecraft. This year it was held at the London Excel, and was …

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