Mojang: no plans for Minecraft on Vita

But Scrolls "definitely coming for touch screens".

Minecraft has launched on PC, Mac, Android and iOS, and it will launch on Xbox Live Arcade - but it will not launch on PS Vita.

Mojang has "no plans" to bring the indie sensation Minecraft to PS Vita, Mojang business bod Daniel Kaplan confirmed in a webchat interview attended by Eurogamer this evening.

The news comes despite the success of Minecraft: Pocket Edition on the Sony Xperia Play - the first PlayStation Certified mobile phone.

Pocket Edition launched exclusively on Xperia Play last summer and quickly became the Android Market's most downloaded app globally. Kaplan revealed 8500 people have played the game on the device.

A new update launched on Saturday that added Survival Mode to the game for the first time. It's designed to make Pocket Edition more of an action-oriented experience, with health bars, weapons and animals included.

While Minecraft will not appear on Vita, out in Europe on 22nd February, Mojang has a raft of platforms in mind for its next game.

Fantasy-based interactive collectible card game Scrolls, which has been at the centre of a high-profile trademark battle between Notch and Elder Scrolls maker Bethesda, is "definitely coming for touch screens", Kaplan said.

For running and jumping game Cobalt, Mojang's first third-party published title, Kaplan is less sure. "Don't know about that," he said, "the controls don't fit the touch screen."

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