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Minecraft Wii U Edition Doesn’t Have Gamepad’s Second Screen Support

Did you get the news that Minecraft Wii U Edition is going to be released in about a week’s time? Well, it is, but there are some traditional Wii U features that will be missing. For instance, there will be no second screen functionality in the game using the Gamepad.

This was confirmed by Owen Hill, the director of creative communications at Mojang, while responding to a fan query on his official Twitter account. The fan had inquired specifically about using the Gamepad screen for crafting and inventory, here’s what his response was:

Not at the moment, sorry. It’s just used as an alternate screen if someone is using the TV. Would be cool though.

For many of the fans, the second screen functionality through the Gamepad was one of the primary reasons why they would have bought the game. People are already complaining that they are repeating the whole Watch Dogs fiasco all over again.

There is a huge potential that is literally being wasted by not including the Gamepad, not to forget the edge that it would have given to the Wii U Edition over the rest of the versions of the game.

Minecraft Wii U Edition was officially confirmed by Mojang recently, they have also detailed the price, exact release date as well as add-ons that you guys will get right away. Read here:

That’s a surprise, eh?* Anyway, now it’s 100% official. Minecraft is launching on Nintendo’s Wii U console on December 17th. It’ll cost $29:99 or equivalent, will be available to download on the eShop, and comes bundled with six of our most popular add-on packs. There’s even a Festive mash-up included just in time for the holidays.

Are you going to pick up Minecraft Wii U Edition when it released on December 17? Or will you wait for a confirmation that second screen support will be added in the future?