Minecraft has arrived on Xbox 360 and brought with it record opening-day sales. It’s also brought with it a welcome legion of thousands more people building hastily-constructed shacks they have the temerity to call ‘houses’, as well as sixty metre high phalluses.
Minecraft is brilliant.
So why haven’t we seen it on PS3 yet? Don’t search forums for the answer, you’ll only be met with threads like these. And nobody wants that.
The simple reason is exclusivity – Microsoft got its wallet out and paid the bucks to secure Minecraft, stopping it from coming to PS3. Notch said as much himself (he didn’t say anything about ‘the bucks’ or wallets or anything, that’s just flagrant editorialising).
But there’s still hope. There’s always hope. There’s been plenty of ‘exclusives’ that have soon made their way to other machines. Resident Evil 4 was a GameCube exclusive. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker was a PSP exclusive. XCOM was an Xbox 360 exclusive. Things change. Deals expire. Modern Warfare DLC becomes available on PS3 after the fact.
There’s still hope.
Hope that we can one day frantically dig a cave dwelling to escape the fear that comes with the setting sun. Hope that we can one day figure out how to build a shitty little sword that does very little of use. Hope that we can dig one block too deep and fall into a laval pit. Hope that one day we can get Minecraft on PS3.
We’ve been asking for it since at least 2010. Hopefully it’s not permanent Xbox exclusivity.