Owen Hill from Mojang has taken to their website to finally confirm a few details for the upcoming Vita version of Minecraft. He says:

  • Minecraft: Playstation 3 + Vita Edition will be available on the PSN in August.
  • It will include all the features from the most recent Playstation 3 version, including online play, on Vita.
  • If you’ve bought Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition from PSN you’ll be able to upgrade for free.
  • We are working closely with Sony Computer Entertainment to look into ways to enable upgrade from the Blu-ray disc version of Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition to Minecraft: Playstation 3 and Vita. We’ll have more info on this closer to release.
  • This means everyone who has bought Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition from PSN will get it on Vita for free. Those fluent in Sony-speak might refer to the deal as “Cross-buy.”
  • Minecraft: Playstation 3 + Vita Edition will cost $19.99.
  • It doesn’t matter if you buy for PS3 or Vita first, you own the game for both platforms.
  • Saves are transferrable between the Playstation 3 and Vita versions of Minecraft. You will be able to craft at home on your Playstation 3, then continue on the bus/toilet with your Playstation Vita.
  • All of the DLC you’ve purchased for Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition will work on Playstation 3 + Vita Edition.

This is incredible news, especially with Cross-save and Cross-buy. The only problem we have now is waiting until August! The Vita version will be able to transfer save into the PS4 Edition, but not the other way, due to the increased world size on the PS4.

  • Stuart Herrington

    arghargahgrahrgahrgahrgahragrhagrha FINALLLY.

  • Mauricio Quintero

    Such a good news! too bad I tought it will be out in june.

  • vongruetz .

    Well, that settles it. I can finally buy Minecraft for the PS3 and then just wait for the Vita version in August. Cool.
    And then maybe I’ll pay the $5 to upgrade to the PS4 version later down the road.

  • Anthony Brinklow

    Awesome.

  • Slizarus

    I wish they had announced this months ago, but atleast I can get it now 🙂

  • れいか

    FINALLY! A release date… buuuuuuuuuuuut what about the cross-play? :S

    • Mauricio Quintero

      Or the Ad Hoc, is as important!

  • VitaBoys

    So Awesome! Really wishing I had bought Minecraft PS3 when it was on sale but who cares I will lose so many hours in this. Definitive version anyone?

  • Akis Vassilopoulos

    Anyone knows if there will be a physical retail copy for vita?i love collenctin games with their boxes and minecraft is one i miss from my collection