Minecraft Xbox One, PS4, PS Vita Editions Getting Closer as PS3 Edition Retail Release Date Coming Up

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
May 13, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions for Minecraft are coming closer as the PlayStation 3 version hits retail stores on May 16.

Owen Hill of Mojang, making the announcement last month, said that the hard copy comes with all the features from the console versions as well as everything that came with update 14.

He emphasized that the team at 4J Studios “is working on bringing Minecraft to PS4 and PS Vita.”

“Sorry for the delay, but making Minecraft happen is serious business,” he said.

A fan asked if there is an estimated release date for the Vita and PS4 versions, and Hill said that the team is looking at quarter 2 or quarter 3 of this year.

Fans should also be happy that the team is working on enabling saved worlds from PS3 play over to PS4, although the cross-save to Vita is up in the air.

4J Studios recently released a screenshot for the Vita version, which is posted above.

In other recent news for Minecraft, the company said that the work is going “fine” but that the next-gen version of Minecraft will not include “infinite worlds”–something that was previously promised by Hill.

“Not ‘infinite’ due to save size limits, but a lot bigger than PS3/Xbox 360,” it said.


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