Mojang Releases Minecraft for PS4, Vita Details
Mojang has been releasing more details about the Xbox One version of Minecraft and now we’re getting further about its release to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita as well. The mega-hit indie was originally supposed to be a launch title for the PS4 but was delayed; it did, however, successfully release to the PlayStation 3 last December.
The PS Vita version of the game is titled Minecraft: PlayStation 3 + Vita Edition. It will release sometime in August with a retail price of $19.99. Those who already own the game on the PS3 will be given the Vita version through cross-buy. In addition, cross-saves between platforms will be available, and all DLC that has been purchased in the PS3 version will transfer over to the Vita as well.
Meanwhile, the PS4 version of the game is titled Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition. It too will launch sometime in August with a retail price of $19.99. Those with the PS3 version of the game will be able to upgrade for $4.99, in a deal that will remain available for at least a year after launch. Saves from the Vita and PS3 can be imported to the PS4, but unfortunately, not the other way around. The PS4 game also won’t be able to allow cross-platform play, and only some of previously-purchased DLC will be available.