As I sat down to speak with Rog Carpenter, Executive Producer for Minecraft's console branch, I wanted to know one thing immediately -- now that they're under Microsoft's umbrella, how open is the team to working with other publishers? Pretty open, as it turns out.
In addition to a massive amount of support from Nintendo directly for the Mario Mash-Up pack for the Wii U version of Minecraft, the team is in "constant" communication with just about everyone. "We talk to all the major players, and we have a back and forth with them, so there's no real barriers in place. In fact, we'd love to tackle a property like Uncharted for Sony next, or even Gears for Microsoft...we've looked at doing both of those things as Mash-Ups.... read more