Xperia Play: Minecraft As Android Exclusive

The Xperia Play is getting a much needed boost with the announcement that cult hit ‘Minecraft’ will be an Xperia Play Android exclusive. Also joining the ‘Android Exclusive Xperia Play’ team will be Battlefield Bad Company 2 by Electronic Arts and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Shadow Vanguard by Gameloft.

In total twenty new games will be available, ten of them exclusive and many of them will be playable at E3. The full list is as follows:


New Android Games Exclusive on Xperia™ PLAY:

  • Minecraft™ by Mojang
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2 by Electronic Arts
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow 6 Shadow Vanguard by Gameloft
  • Desert Winds by Southend Interactive
  • Ruined by Bigpoint
  • Icebreaker™ by NaturalMotion
  • Sleepy Jack by SilverTree Media
  • Cracking Sands by Polarbit
  • Armageddon Squadron 2 by Polarbit
  • An unnamed fighting game from Khaeon Gamestudio

New Games coming soon on Xperia™ PLAY:

  • Pocket Legends by Spacetime Studios
  • Star Legends: The Black Star Chronicles by Spacetime Studios
  • Eternal Legacy by Gameloft
  • Guns ’n’Glory 2 by HandyGames
  • Dungeon Hunter 2 by Gameloft
  • Pocket RPG by Crescent Moon Games
  • D.A.R.K. developed by Gamelab 
  • Samurai II: Vengeance by MADFINGER Games  
  • Vendetta Online by Guild Software
  • Order & Chaos – Gameloft
  • Happy Vikings by Handy Games
  • A Ball Game by Trendy Entertainment
  • Lumines by Connect2Media


Source: Sony Ericson Blog / YouTube



  1. the best parts of Minecraft aren’t in the Android version which kinda sucks.
    ah well, I’m sure it will be a lot cheaper

    • Which parts would that be?

    • Yeah what’s not in it? I hadn’t heard it was lacking any features.

  2. Wonder if Minecraft will be available on the NGP down the line.

  3. the xperia play looking like a much more viable option for me.

    that list of games looks nice. although id like to hear more about pricing of both the games and the phone first.

  4. I wish all these games would be made available on the PS Store as Mini’s or something. They could just have a software emulation app on the PS3 that you downloaded.

  5. Are these games only available for Xperia Play Android devices or will they be out on the Android Market? Would love to play Minecraft and Lumines on a tablet with a PS3 controller hooked up to it…

    • Well the exclusives are for just Xperia Play but I would assume they are timed exclusives, much the NOVA 2 was.

  6. Wait so this means that there will be no iOS version of this game??
    Hopefully it will come along eventually then….

  7. Nice to see it being supported quite well. Don’t actually fancy getting one of the phones myself though.

  8. Great news. Love my xperia play.

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