Release date for Scrolls
Mojang’s first release post-Minecraft, Scrolls, is coming next month.
Speaking to touch arcade, Mojang’s Owen Hill says that Scrolls will be releasing in late November.
“The guesstimate is late November,” Hill says, “but we’re not going to release it until it’s ready, if you know what I mean.”
Scrolls has been in development in Stockholm, Sweden for over three years. Its current form remains in beta, so the final release sees the game moving out of beta status to become a full retail title.
“Final release’ just means we’re taking it out of beta, but we want to continue development after that,” Scrolls producer and artist Henrik Pettersson says.
According the Pettersson, Scrolls aims to release on PC, Mac, iOS and Android tablets simultaneously. It’s still planned for release on mobile phones, but Pettersson says Mojang isn’t “aiming for phones with the first version”.
The release of Scrolls is Mojang’s first outing as a Microsoft-owned company. How will this affect the Minecraft developer?
“We’ve been so busy with our launch of Scrolls and scrambling to get everything ready, we’re just happy to hear that Microsoft won’t be changing anything in the short term. They’re buying Mojang to keep Mojang working as it has been. There’s a good chance that the only effect is that we’ll have to add a Microsoft logo to the launcher or something.”