You can turn off auto updates on the Play store. Grabbing an older APK should work, just make sure it's before 0.9 as 0.9 and onwards was when Mojang removed Xperia Play support.
HTC One M7 - Sense 6.0, Android 4.4.3, Stock Kernel - Active
Google Nexus 10 - Android 4.4.4, Stock Kernel - Active
Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY - CyanogenMod 11.0
, Android 4.4.4, CM 11.0 Kernel