Let’s be honest, between the processing power and install base disparity between Wii U and its main current-gen rivals, Nintendo fans are used to getting compromised ports of major, multi-platform releases. Strangely enough, Microsoft, one of Nintendo’s biggest competitors, has no intentions of making Minecraft a lesser experience on Wii U.
Minecraft for Wii U will have a fully featured multiplayer mode on par with the other console versions of the game. Locally, four players will be able to enjoy split-screen gameplay while up to eight players will be able to play together online. Furthermore, the game will also support off-TV play with the Wii U GamePad.
Even though its invitation to the party was rather late, it’s good to see that Microsoft isn’t cutting corners, not only in terms of delivering the extremely popular franchise to the competition, but in preserving the integrity of a franchise many were shocked to see the company take control of. Either way you look at it, it’s good for gamers and that’s what really counts.