Minecraft for Xperia Play Rolls Out

Typically, I've just given back the Xperia Play unit I borrowed, so won't be able to enjoy the fun. Apparently, this version is similar to the early PC edition and is rated as an alpha, and is selling for $7. Basically, players can create their own islands using the resources to hand, and addictive is hardly the word... expect frequent updates to bring it up to the specification of other versions.

Here's the press release, with a £4.26 price tag for UK gamers:

Indie developer Mojang has set the industry alight with Minecraft, as the most downloaded paid-for independent PC game of all time. Winning critics and fans over with its clever and addictive gameplay, the title boasts more than 11 million registered users and more than 50,000 new players joining every day. Minecraft is one of the fastest growing game franchises in history, boasting such popularity while still only offered in Beta with constant updates and feature additions.
The Pocket Edition of Minecraft will also be updated regularly with new features. Mojang have stated it is treating game development as a service; ensuring players always have the best possible gaming experience.
Capturing the core features and gameplay of the PC version in Beta, the highly anticipated Minecraft Android OS gaming app is focused on creativity and building, allowing players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. Optimized for Xperia™ PLAY, the app provides a truly immersive experience for players enabling them to navigate the game using the Xperia PLAY’s gamepad.

Check out this cute video of Minecraft characters building their own blocky Xperia Play. Minecraft is an Xperia Play exclusive for some time, will these exclusives and the recent Xperia Play price cuts give the little phone a kick in the right direction?