News on the Vita version of Minecraft is very difficult to come by at the least aside from the knowledge that it is being developed by 4J Studios, the Scottish team behind the excellent Xbox 360 conversion as well as the next gen and PS3 versions. The silence towards the Vita version was raising assumptions from some that we would be getting the Pocket Version for the handheld. Whilst this would not be a bad thing – the PE has made many leaps and bounds recently – it would represent a missed opportunity. After all, a true portable Minecraft on the go would be a sure fire system seller.
Thankfully, Jens Bergensten (or Jeb as he is also known) has stated on Reddit that the Vita version uses the same code as the consoles.
“I replied to this question elsewhere… Short answer is that the Vita will use the code base for consoles, and not from Pocket Edition.”
As well as representing great news, it also shows that we need to spend more time on Reddit!
What do you make of this? Are you excited for the Vita version?