Minecraft PS4, Xbox One, PS Vita Update: 4J Studios Fixing Bugs in Vita Version as it Gives Latest Info on Other Versions

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 23, 2014 Updated: September 23, 2014

The Minecraft PlayStation versions keep getting updates from 4J Studios, although the Vita edition isn’t quite ready for release yet.

The company said recently that there are bugs they’re fixing in the PS Vita version.

“We’ll let you know when we hand it over to Sony,” it said.

The official PlayStation blog said that there will be more information about the Vita edition coming in a few weeks, including all the proper info on how the cross-buy works between the PS3 and PS Vita Editions.

It also said that while it has released updates already for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions, more are coming.

“There’s a bigger #MinecraftXbox1 and #MinecraftPS4 bug fix update underway to fix the other issues people have been finding,” it told fans via Twitter.

The company also keeps rolling out updates for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions, with a small update for the PS3 edition getting rolled out recently that added the transfer of saved worlds to the PS4 edition.

Also, the retail PS4 edition is set to hit stores on October 3 in Europe and October 7 in North America.

Meanwhile, young gamers have been writing to Microsoft executives, asking them not to “mess up” the game after acquiring Mojang, the studio behind it.

“Last week Microsoft took over Mojang, the creator of Minecraft and the game is now in their hands. I am worried concerning the future of Minecraft, and I hope Microsoft will keep it the way it is, but with regular updates and perhaps less crashing, as crashes can make the game go awry,” wrote Lauren Eley, 11, of Essex in the United Kingdom. 

“My hope is that Microsoft will keep everything working and updated so that fans can enjoy the game as usual.”

10-year-old Sabrina Lane also wrote in, telling Microsoft not to “mess up” Minecraft. “Pease don’t change it!” she said. “People like me love Minecraft the way it is — educational (parents really like that part), and really fun.”

“Everyone I know, both boys and girls (except for Ruth), loves Minecraft the way it is. So, Microsoft, you should know that we all want to keep Minecraft the same!” she added.

Turns out some of the letters are getting through, with Xbox lead Phil Spencer writing back to Sabrina.

“Thank you for taking the time to explain all the reasons you, your friends and even your parents love Minecraft. I liked your letter and I am really glad that you are a fan of the game. Minecraft is all the things you said it is – educational, creative and most of all, fun,” he said. 

“I want you to know that we plan to keep all the things that people love about Minecraft the same. We will look for ways to make Minecraft better with more opportunities for players to play, connect and share together. Keep the feedback coming and I hope you and your friends (maybe even Ruth) will love playing Minecraft for many years to come.”


Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.