There you go, if you’re still wondering why there is no Android version of Minecraft yet, well, here’s the answer for that.
Today, Mojang has released a “small” version of the highly popular sandbox building game for Xperia Play at a limited time exclusive. It will be released to other Android devices after a period of time, according to the company.
The game which requires 2.3 Gingerbread will focus on the creative aspects of Minecraft. You will be able to select blocks on the touchscreen or just scroll through them with the circle and square buttons on the Xperia Play device. The first version also supports multi-player on a local wireless network allowing you to create a world and invite friends to build together. Some of the features in this release include:
- Randomized worlds
- Build anything you can imagine
- Build with 36 different kinds of blocks
- Invite and play with friends to your world (local wireless network)
- Save multi-player worlds on your own phone
Previously, Markus “Notch” Persson has set up an auction at Ebay for Minecraft edition of Xperia Play, which could then suggest that they have a deal in place with Sony Ericsson to promote their smartphones.
Minecraft – Pocket Edition is now available in Android Market (only visible to Xperia Play devices) for $6.99. You can grab it here.