Minecraft For PS4 And PS Vita Coming In August

Developer Mojang revealed today that the long awaited PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions of Minecraft will arrive this August. The studio has claimed that the PS4 version of the game “brings significantly bigger worlds and a greater draw distance” than its PS3 and Vita counterparts. “It will include all the features from the most recent PlayStation 3 version.” Players will be able to carry over their PS3/Vita saves to PS4. But, players won’t be able to send their saves back due to the significant difference of the PS4 version. 

This particular version will cost $19.99, though players who already own a PS3 version can “upgrade” for only $4.99. It’s set to hit store shelves in August. As for the Vita version, it’s relatively identical to the PS3 version and will be bundled together. Just like the PS4 version, it “will include all the features from the most recent PlayStation 3 version, including online play.”

If you already own the PS3 version of the game, you gain access to the Vita version for free. If not, players can purchase both versions for only $19.99. Saves can be sent back and forth between both of them, and any DLC bought for the PS3 version will be available on the Vita.

Mojang has also explained it is working out ways to give players discounts and cross benefits if they bought the retail, Blu-ray version of the game.