PS4 & Vita Minecraft coming in August

Minecraft

Mojang has announced that their legendary game, Minecraft, will be coming to the PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita and Xbox One in August.

For those of you who already own the game on the PlayStation 3, you will only need to spend $5.00 (US) to get the game on your PlayStation 4; everyone else will have to dish out $20.00 (US). The PlayStation Vita version of the game will be Cross-Buy. which means that if you own Minecraft on the PlayStation 3 you will receive the PlayStation Vita version for free.

All PlayStation 3 DLC will work with the PlayStation Vita version, but not all skins and texture packs will work on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One versions, due to licensing deals.

The Minecraft world will be larger in the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game, so your saves from the PlayStation 3/Xbox 360 can carry over, but your next-gen saves can’t go back to last gen.

“There are technical reasons for this; we can make worlds bigger without too much stress, but shrinking them causes all kinds of problems,” Mojang says.

Written by Kyle Jessee

Kyle Jessee

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  • Makai Ookami

    Well worth it.

    If you’ve never played Minecraft it’s actually extremely hard. Especially if it’s on hard, and if it’s on Hardcore (1 life to live) it’s damn near impossible. People might not realize it.

    1. Spawn
    2. Punch trees
    3. Craft items
    4. Build a home or die a painful death when night falls. You’ll have 10 minutes of night time 15 of daytime.
    5. IF you survive your first night, plant a farm. Sure you can kill animals but that won’t help when you run out.
    6. if you don’t get enough food you will eventually starve and die from a small fall
    7. Dig a big mine, make better tools.
    8. Learn about the exp system, the enchanting system, the brewing system, how to access the Nether realm and the End Realm.
    9. Learn about Redstone (electricity) make crazy automated machines for farming, make a complicated rail system, and learn how to exploit the games mechanics to make effortless EXP farms, mine ore the most efficiently, etc…

    Hard means you starve faster, take more damage, etc.

    The graphics were originally designed by 1 guy which is why they are pixelated. Try the City skin pack if you can on the demo. It makes the game look a lot less retro, and the textures are a lot cleaner. Hopefully more to come.

    It’s a really good game. After Notch developed the game up to a point, a bunch of new developers got brought on who were fans of the Alpha, Beta, what ever it was when they joined. Before you know it fan feedback got implemented and they kept adding features people wanted. That’s why people love this game. It’s got so much of what people asked for, building on what made them addicted to it in the first place.

    To get the game on every platform for $25.00 is well worth it. Try the demo.

    • Biddaman

      I love how on the PC version you can go back to old beta versions. I started playing on beta 1.5 again and never looked back.

    • I can’t wait to get Minecraft on the Vita, I am really hoping it turns out decent enough. I haven’t played the PS3 version in about a month, but I sure love the game. Can’t wait!

  • Joshua SmallArms Simpkins

    As long as it’s not the “Pocket Edition” of the game. That version is just terrible and unfortunate. Really leaves a sour taste in your mouth after playing. Way too stripped down and simplified. :-/

    I’m sure it’ll be more on par with the PC version for the PS4.

    • Biddaman

      I really think it’s just the PS3 version on the Vita. I was scared it was the pocket version until I heard of the cross save.

      • Joshua SmallArms Simpkins

        Yeah, you’re probably right on that one. Can’t go wrong with cross-save either! One of the best features of PlayStation these days. 😉