Minecraft PS4 and Vita expected by September

Mojang says news is coming soon regarding cross-buy and DLC support.

Since they were first announced, Mojang has been hesitant to provide a release date for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions of Minecraft. And while it still hasn't given us anything exact, the developer now says the sandbox building game will be out on the two systems during the second or third quarter of this year, placing its release somewhere between now and the end of September.

Mojang shared this release window in the comments of a recent PlayStation Blog post (via CVG) about the retail PS3 version of Minecraft coming on May 16.

In another comment, Mojang's Owen Hill described the Vita version as being "closer to the console versions," as opposed to the more limited Pocket Edition available on mobile systems. In response to a question about the ability to transfer Minecraft saves from the PS3 version, Hill said, "You should be able to bring your PS3 save to PS4."

As for whether owners of the PS3 version will have to pay again for access on the PS4 or Vita, he said, "We’re in the process of finalising cross-buy/upgrade/DLC things. More news soon."

Minecraft was announced for the PS4, PS3, and Vita last August. It was released on the PS3 in December, with the other two versions--along with the Xbox One version--expected to be released sometime this year.

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smokeless_0225
smokeless_0225

This is semi-exciting. I've been playing MC off and on for a long time. It's one of those games that, if you haven't played in several months, then you pick it up and play it nonstop for a few days then you're done again....at least in my experience that is, lol! I will purchase this game on my PS3 today, however, if they would announce a confirmed cross-buy from PS3 to PS4. Otherwise it really doesn't hurt my feelings to wait until September-ish.

mesomorphin
mesomorphin

Hahaha oh god its going to be so shit

jordan66651
jordan66651

Too many ports of this game. Just stop

C_A_G_E
C_A_G_E

I still don't understand the hype of this game.... 

dipdish
dipdish

A perfect fit for PS Vita. 

HapiJoel
HapiJoel

The main thing I want to know is if the PS4 version will be;

• Infinite world generating

• Up to date with the PC version


If so then I'll buy a PS4 just for this. If not, then I'm putting the money towards a PC.

diggergig
diggergig

They said to start with that the Xbone version was super easy to programme and suggested it'd be out soon, now we have a confirmed PS4 date and an Xbone version sometime before I die of old age?

troller83
troller83

WOHOOOO finally next gen games for our next gen consoles.... now I'm really rushing into Mediamarkt (because I'm not stupid) and buying a XBOX ONE and a PLAYSTATION 4....



Why Tha Fuck do wee need next gen consoles for this ? They could re-rerelease ZX Spectrum 48K and it would probably run....

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Honestly I wish Mojang would consider a release for the Wii U. Seems like those owners are missing out.

divinejester
divinejester

Its an interesting game, but how long are they going to beat a dead horse. When are they going to make something new. I can see it now, Minecraft coming to the ps7 and xboxfour.

tigress666
tigress666

Maybe if it is cheap enough I might try it on Vita. For whatever reason I wasn't interested in it except for maybe a Vita version.

Celsius765
Celsius765

With the ps4's specs will endless maps be possible I wonder

HowlPendragon
HowlPendragon

I wouldn't expect cross buy to happen between PS3 and PS4

But some sort of discount would be nice.

thecman25
thecman25

at least i wont have to buy it again for the ps4

DrKill09
DrKill09

I've seen early 90's 3D games with better graphics than this.  PS4 deserves better.

RJH_420
RJH_420

i cant believe people play this game hahahahah such a joke

playstationzone
playstationzone

well be at this years E3214 to show what can do on ps4,xbox1 and it look same.

vorbzv
vorbzv

So fucking far away i got the ps3 version and don't play it cuz I don't touch my ps3 anymore.. And knowing I gotta wait so long Is just messed up

bldgirsh
bldgirsh

inb4 PS4 > XBone. PC > PS4. Xbone will have Direct x12. Yadda Yadda.

richlockard
richlockard

@Master_Turismo  Agree, and the 3DS as well.. the secondary touchscreen of both devices and the 3D ability in the 3DS could add to the experience.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@HowlPendragon  if they announce cross buy for ps3 and ps4 I will buy my 3rd and 4th copies of this game. Have it on pc and my kindle fire HDX has the pocket version. Throw in ps vita in cross buy and it would be 5 copies I could set traps for my multiple personalities!

vduong942
vduong942

@DrKill09  if only PS4 had advanced shader mods and custom texture packs like the PC version, this game would look a lot better.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@DrKill09  this game isn't about graphics it's about building and surviving! One of the best games I almost refused to buy until a friend informed me about it. On my pc version I have a four chamber pyramid in the works. One chamber is almost done it will have a hidden trap that makes your character fall back down into a lava pit. The other chambers will have water, darkness and monsters lol. The fifth trap door will have a small drop to safety.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@RJH_420  stoners can't play this game because pot takes away your ability to craft responsibly.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@bldgirsh  DirectX 12 running at 5 fps in beautiful 480p even Nintendo is laughing at m$.

robbyw48
robbyw48

Direct x 12 will must likely be only for exclusives because like last gen game where easy to make on xbox then they ported to playstation this gen it's working backwards so far so must multiplatforms will must likely still use direct x 11 since the playstation has it pc gamers usually get to pick within the settings of each game. Software can never make up for lack of hardware if it did all the company's making computer parts would go out of business

Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@bldgirshi doubt there will be any real differences between the PS4 and Xbone versions of Minecraft

tigress666
tigress666

@BamaGoatt I've heard that it will be cross buy or maybe cross save (or maybe both) between PS4 and Vita. Either would be awesome honestly. Both would be kickass.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@RJH_420 @BamaGoatt  sorry didn't know you was born without a funny bone. I was obviously making a joke about the 420 in your name a stoner term. I am sure it stands for something else in your case or maybe you are just too stoned to get the joke.