Notch Loves Nintendo, But Don’t Expect Minecraft On Wii U Soon
In so many ways, the Wii U gamepad would be an ideal tool for playing Minecraft. Inventory and recipes easily displayed on the gamepad screen, and touch-powered building would present new opportunities. It’s a shame that it won’t happen anytime soon.
Yesterday, Mojang’s Markus “Notch” Persson addressed fan requests for a Wii U version of the wildly popular sandbox game via Twitter. Unfortunately, the news isn’t terribly hopeful.
I agree a Wii U version would make sense, btw. The only reason for no current plans is we've got too much work already. I <3 Nintendo.— Markus Persson (@notch) December 27, 2013
The studio has a lot on its plate, with Scrolls still in development, Minecraft Realms in beta, and Cobalt in alpha. Minecraft is currently on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and mobile devices. It’s coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4, also. 4J Studios has handled the ports to console.
It’s possible that Mojang could team up with 4J Studios or another developer willing to bring Minecraft to Wii U. For now though, it’s best to keep your hopes in check.