|Mr Puggsly said:
Well I think the primary reason Minecraft is staying multiplat is the profits on other platforms are amazing and its not the kind of game that can move a significant amount of hardware in my opinion. If Minecraft isnt on a platform then a dozen clones appear as well.
I cant think of any reason why Sony wants Q Bert on Xbox. It just seems like a test to me.
"Telltale began negotiations with Mojang in early 2013, and began work on the title shortly thereafter. Stauffer noted that Microsoft's acquisition of Mojang was not a factor in the game's development, as their interaction with Mojang began well before Microsoft's negotiations.
At least as far as Minecraft: Story Mode is concerned, Microsoft had no say in what console it may appear on, as the deal was already made with Telltale Games before MS acquired Mojang.
The PS4 version of the original Minecraft came out on PS4 two months before MS acquired Mojang, so it may have been a similar situation there.
Not sure about Q-bert's situation though. Maybe there's some explanation to be found if you dig deeper. But if not, it's just Q-bert. Don't think they would mind.