Microsoft’s Xbox Chief, Phil Spencer, has promised to bring Minecraft over to Windows Phone. In a Twitter exchange earlier this week, a fan asked if the indie phenomenon would hit the mobile platform in the future, to which Spencer responded, “Yes.” No other information was shared, though it’s definitely no surprise given the recent acquisition.
In Microsoft’s original announcement, the Redmond company made no mention of what it plans to do with its new property going forward. Porting it to Windows Phone is likely just a minor part of the company’s immediate plans once the deal closes. Whether the game will have some exclusive features remains to be seen. In reports before the deal was announced, sources close to Microsoft claimed the company would use Minecraft for a mobile boost, which could indicate new features hitting Windows Phone.
Microsoft has promised to continue working on cross-platform versions of the game once the deal goes through later this year. How quickly we’ll see Minecraft for Windows Phone is unclear, though you can bet developers are already hard at work to bring it over sooner rather than later.