Xbox Boss Satisfied with Nintendo Partnership for Minecraft


Microsoft's Xbox boss, Phil Spencer, mentions that he is satisfied with the results of his company's partnership with Nintendo to have Minecraft on the Wii U.

With fans of Minecraft: Wii U Edition now being aware of the sandbox building title's Super Mario Mash-Up Pack Update coming to the game, a Twitter user recently commended Microsoft's Phil Spencer for retweeting news about the content being added. Interestingly enough, the fan's tweet prompted the Xbox boss to praise the partnership that has taken place between Microsoft and Nintendo in order to make the DLC themed after Super Mario Bros. happen and for Minecraft to exist on the Wii U in the first place.

As seen in the tweet below, Spencer writes that working with Nintendo has "been great," with the Xbox boss adding he's happy Minecraft is doing "so well" on Wii U. Not to mention, it's lovely to see that he seems genuinely excited Nintendo's port of the game on its current console will be receiving content inspired by Super Mario Bros.


By now, many gaming fans surely know that Microsoft paid $2.5 billion to acquire Mojang—that is, Minecraft's developer—so it makes sense for Spencer to be pleased about the lucrative association with Nintendo for the title's Wii U version. Plus, the pairing of Nintendo assets and Minecraft is what many have considered to be a perfect match for a long time, with even the block-based game's creator Markus "Notch" Persson has proclaiming Super Smash Bros. should incorporate Steve as a character.

Of course, this isn't the first time that Phil Spencer has spoken up to compliment another platform's release. As it happens, prior to the launch of Naughty Dog's most recent release, the Xbox boss said Uncharted 4 would be a great game, and if the incredibly positive review scores are any indication of its, he was certainly right.


In any event, a lot of fans of Minecraft: Wii U Edition are definitely eager to get their hands on all of the game's Super Mario Update materials once they release next week on May 17. With 40 different skins for classic Nintendo characters such as Mario, Luigi, Princess Peach, Bowser, and Wario, as well as 15 iconic songs from Super Mario 64 and Mario-themed textures, one would be hard-pressed to remain apathetic about such a crossover.

What do you think about Microsoft's Phil Spencer's take on his company's partnership with Nintendo for Minecraft? Do you believe it could open the door for more collaborations between the firms' intellectual properties? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

Minecraft: Wii U Edition is out now as a digital release for Wii U, with its physical launch set for June 17, 2016.

Source: Phil Spencer – Twitter (via GameSpot)

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