Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition Launches Next Week in Europe
The hotly anticipated Vita release of Minecraft has finally been dated … at least in Europe! 4J Studios revealed on Twitter today that the sandbox creation game will go live on October 15th. A North American date hasn’t been confirmed, but the developer is hoping to have news on that soon. Expect the game to launch at the same price you can currently find Minecraft for on other PlayStation platforms.
The first non-Pocket Edition release of Minecraft on a portable features the same content found in the latest version of the game on PS3, as well as Cross-Buy (for the base game + DLC) and Cross-Save functionality with that console. Those playing Minecraft on PS4 can bring their handheld world onto the big screen, but are limited to a one-way transfer.
Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition launched in late December while the PlayStation 4 version just arrived last month. All three PlayStation versions of Minecraft were announced during Sony’s Gamescom presentation in August 2013.
Microsoft bought Mojang, the original development studio behind the game in September for $2.5 billion. Despite having competing platforms, Microsoft has pledged continued support for non-Xbox and Windows versions of Minecraft.