As iOS gamers we're not used to being jealous of owners of other platforms. We're used to having every gaming company in existence grovel for our attention and charging 99 cents for their million-dollar games. So when info leaks that the developer of the indie sensation Minecraft is developing a mobile version of the game we simply assumed it would be coming to iOS first. Well, we were wrong.
Perhaps one of the worst-kept secrets in the cell phone industry since Gizmodo exposed the iPhone 4 last year, Sony Ericsson’s Xperia Play has been widely documented in the tech press, particularly with a lengthy exposé or two on Engadget -- despite no official word from the hardware makers themselves. But that all changed Superbowl Sunday, with a bizarre ad featuring Google’s Android mascot having thumbs surgically attached in a dark Chinese warehouse, claiming “Android is ready to play.”
While we’re not sure that this Frankenstein-style approach is the best way to promote PlayStation’s arrival on a phone, there’s no denying that gamers will be salivating as they wait for its arrival. But does Apple have anything to fear from Sony’s PlayStation on a phone?