Scrolls: Mojang To Release Game On Multiple Platforms
Now that Mojang has finally released the full version of its indie hit Minecraft, it is now focused on its upcoming games. One of such games is Scrolls, which gave the studio some legal trouble a few weeks back. But with production underway, the Mojang crew is bent on giving the card-trading battle game a multiplatform release. Scrolls was previously confirmed for PC only but Mojang is setting its sights on the rest of the platforms. The game is currently being built on the Unity engine, which makes it support Android, Flash, iOS, PC, Playstation 3, Wii and Xbox 360.
Scrolls is due for release in 2012. The card game will have free-to-play features as well although Mojang head Markus “Notch” Persson is against the term free-to-play. Notch is against games that are “designed more like a slot machine.” He admitted that Scrolls will offer some free stuff though it, in itself, is not a free game. He just didn’t want to call the game “free to play.”
The release date is set at 2012 but with multiplatform releases on the plan, we wonder if this could really all happen next year. Maybe Scrolls will be out on PC next year, we suppose, but the rest of the platforms could get their own versions a little later. Maybe the whole thing will be setup like Minecraft. The PC version was launched at Minecon but other platforms had to wait for a teeny bit. It won’t take long given that model, however, so maybe there really is nothing to worry about.