Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition launches next week

It’s been a long time coming, with no shortage of development bumps along the way, but finally, Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition has a launch date! It will arrive to download from the PlayStation Store on October 14th, this coming Tuesday.

Minecraft - Gameplay 1A retail edition of Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition is also scheduled for November 11th. Be advised however that if you already own Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition, whether digitally or from retail, you can get Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition for free digitally, thanks to a cross-buy incentive. Sadly, Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition is not cross-buy with Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition or Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition, though you can transfer saves and DLC purchases from Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition to Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition at the very least. You can also purchase Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition for merely $4.99 on the PlayStation Store, if you already own Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition.

Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition marks the first time that Mojang’s celebrated indie world-crafting/adventure game has been released for a dedicated gaming handheld. Minecraft has previously been made available for smartphones and tablets beforehand however.

The launch of Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition is proceeding despite the fact that Microsoft recently bought out Mojang and the Minecraft IP for $2.5 billion. While the original Minecraft may be free to thrive on competing platforms, any future developments with the brand will inevitably be exclusive to PC and Xbox platforms.

Still, should you be a die-hard PlayStation gamer that is eager to take your Minecraft experience on the go, you won’t have much longer to wait.

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