Mojang and Telltale Games have announced their collaboration on an adventure game that is set in the Minecraft universe. Minecraft: Story Mode will feature a cast of characters… none of which are Steve… and tell a story that does absolutely zero explanation of the Minecraft universe. Telltale will release the game episodically, with the first release in 2015.

This comes on the heels of news that the Minecraft movie has lost its director, because they could not come up with a sufficient story. While the movie has not been scrapped, it does show that those who are left at Mojang will veto whatever they dislike. I guess that means that Telltale has successfully pitched them a narrative, because this seems like an oddly confident announcement to make.

MineCraft: Story Mode Episode One will be released in 2015 for Xbox, PlayStation, Mac, iOS, and Android. It will also be released on the PC, which I think is the platform of choice for most of our viewers. It's just a hunch.