Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play is clearly all about gaming, so we weren't surprised to see a fair amount of E3 footage dedicated to the PlayStation Phone. Minecraft was among the 20 odd games on display at the booth, and the version we had a chance to play with happens to look remarkably similar to that demo we saw pop up a couple weeks ago. The game will be exclusive to the Play when it hits online stores in Q3, but there's no word on pricing just let -- though here's to hoping it'll be free. In the demo we played, you select your blocks on the touchscreen -- or you can just cycle through them with the circle and square buttons. You won't find Creepers, crafting, or night mode in this version, but we're still a few months away from the launch, so there's a chance we'll see those features when it's fully baked. You'll need to wait a bit longer before playing on your own device, but check out our hands-on video after the break for a taste of Mojang's pocket-sized Minecraft.
Minecraft Pocket Edition Hands-On
Tim Stevens contributed to this report.
- Key specs
- Reviews • 13
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system Android (Gingerbread [2.3])
- Screen size 4 inches
- Internal memory 400 MB
- Carriers (US) AT&T, Verizon / Alltel
- Dimensions 4.7 x 2.4 x 0.6 in
- Weight 6.2 oz
- Released 2011-05-26