Mojang has finally confirmed the date when Minecraft will be invading Playstation 4, Playstation Vita, and Xbox One. The popular sandbox game will be arriving on all three platforms sometime in August.
The game will cost $19.99 on all three platforms as a standalone release, and if you own the game on Xbox 360 or Playstation 3, you can upgrade to the next-generation version for $4.99 dollars. Playstation Vita owners can get the game for free, if they already own the game on Playstation 3.
While cross platform play is confirmed for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions, it seems the Playstation versions are only getting cross-save support, and that function is a one way street to the PS4 version, not the other way around. The Xbox versions, however, will not support cross save support, although you’ll be able to import your worlds between both platforms.
Lastly, when it comes to the downloadable content on both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3, Mojang said “many, if not all” of the DLC skins and texture packs will be available on their respective next-gen versions. “Some of the items are trapped in licensing deals,” Mojang elaborated. The only platform that seems to be free of this is the Playstation Vita, which will get “all” of the downloadable content from the Playstation 3 version.
So what do you guys think? I know that once the Vita version of Minecraft launches most of my productivity will cease – just kidding! You guys know I only have time to review games :)