Minecraft PS4, PS Vita Download Available For Free?

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[dropcap]A[/dropcap]ccording to Mojang, Minecraft on Playstation being considered by the team, Wii U version unfortunately is not on the cards.

It is important to note that Mojang didn’t work on Minecraft for Xbox 360.

Microsoft licensed Minecraft and gave it to 4J Studios (Perfect Dark XBLA, Banjo Kazooie or Tooie XBLA, Overlord port to PS3, Oblivion port to PS3).

Minecraft on PS VITA and PS4 release with Cross-Platform Play?

With Mojang, one of the major reasons why they were able to do Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is because Microsoft put a dev team on it.

Their headcount simply doesn’t allow them to add new platforms like that.

In that respect, if Mojang wanted to pursue a version on a Playstation console, they’d expect cooperation from Sony in terms of getting a contract developer to do it.

We always thought Minecraft on the PlayStation Vita would be great, the mix of touch controls and buttons would make navigating menus easy, and being able to meet up with friends locally or online wherever whenever would have been great.

If we do get a PSN version, we hope that they give us a PS3 with PS Vita version and a separate PS4 version, the Xbox 360 version was limited due to memory that the PS3 and PS Vita would share, but there really is no excuse on the PS4 for something that is pretty much along the lines of the full PC version, but cross buy is always welcome.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition was released on May 9th. So the Playstation versions will probably be among Sony’s E3 announcements.

Keep your fingers crossed, everyone.

  • Nicholas Gatewood

    I’ve wanted Minecraft on the Vita since the system was launched. Same with Dungeon Defenders, and Skyrim, and Borderlands 2… lots of developers neglect the world’s greatest handheld game system. Sure, it gets better third-party support than the 3DS but it doesn’t have the same support as the PS3 or 360. It’s pretty sad.

    • Xaxal_Ravenguard

      I’ve still got faith in the handheld. If the worst thing that happens is a repeat of the PSP, then that would be fine by me, simply because I found quite a lot to love on the PSP’s library.

      Of course, with dev uptake of the Vita increasing, I wouldn’t be surprised to see it’s overall fortunes changing as time goes.

  • saintfighteraqua

    I could definitely get behind a Vita version. Cross platform buy would be even better!

  • Josh Belcher

    Oh YES, I was so worried about Minecraft not being on the next gen consoles, it’s one of those gmes you sink 1000 hrs into, then sink another 5000hrs into, for it not to be on the PS4 or NexBox would be a shame!

  • Josh Belcher

    Also, if they let you download the Xbox 720 version for free if you’ve already bought the Xbox 360 version that would be cool, or at the very least a discounted price or cool unlockable for people who had it.

  • Brandon Silk

    4j confirmed that they’re NEVER going to make it on ANY other console A couple months back.

    • Xaxal_Ravenguard

      Well, 4j WAS/IS contracted by Microsoft.

  • disqus_3vfxkaDnUG

    why was “release date” in the title?

    • http://ronthink.blogspot.com/ Ron Hebshie

      As a cheap ploy to make people think this was post that had viable content.

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  • Ty Brown

    Few PS3 games also have native Keyboard and Mouse support, so I’ll also be keeping my fingers crossed for that, since all of my friends are console gamers.

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  • Rocky Roberts

    I am definitly buying the ps vita when Minecraft comes out onthe system, but I agree with Nickolas, they don’t always put the greatest games with the greatest sysytem. Therefore a decrease in sales on that system.

  • nicholas kelley

    To bad not gonna happen

  • http://ronthink.blogspot.com/ Ron Hebshie

    You must be really desperate for traffic if you have to resort to a cheap, bait and switch headline like the one on this inane post. Point of fact, there is NO release date and you are trolls for pretending otherwise. Of course, your blog looks like it just dropped in from the days of dial up and AOL, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

  • CJ

    Never played Minecraft before but I’ll certainly give it a try on PS4.

  • David Nguyen

    sweet

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  • Russell William Hamblin

    I’d literally hope it goes to the Vita so I can constantly build everywhere I go and hope they have a snapshot feature like the Xbox 360 Version had but goes into your memory rather than Facebook then you can either use it as your wallpaper or do anything else with it. But I don’t want to get my hopes up

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  • dra6o0n

    Sony literally doesn’t restrict development choices if your game made millions and is self published on the PC with mojang’s own platform.

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  • guest

    when is it up?