Minecraft coming to PS4, PS Vita and Xbox One in August

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Good news for anyone who likes their blocky graphics to be slightly nicer blocky graphics – Mojang has confirmed that Minecraft will be coming to the PS4 and Xbox One in August. The PS Vita will also be getting its own version.

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We’ve known the game is on the way for some time – but this is the first confirmation we’ve had as when we can expect it.

Apparently in the US, the game will cost $20 to new users, or only $5 if you’re ‘upgrading’ from the previous version on the corresponding previous generation console. As we reported last month, it will be possible to take your saves from the older consoles to the newer ones (but not vice-versa). The only caveat is that in the PS4 and XBO versions whilst your save will load, not all of the DLC will be supported for licensing reasons.

Interestingly too, apparently the PS Vita version will be “Cross Play” with the PS3 version – meaning that anyone who has previously bought the PS3 version will be able to play on the PS Vita for free.

So worry not – even as the last console generation slowly fades into the sunset, it’ll still be possible to spend hundreds of hours endlessly sculpting blocks on your new console.

James O’Malley