Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition may have dug a tunnel straight to the top of the PlayStation Network charts, but it hasn’t all been easy excavating for the hotly anticipated re-release. Not long after the title received its first patch in late December, budding burrowers reported issues regarding soiled save files – and it’s a problem that developer 4J Studios has openly acknowledged on its Twitter page.

“Happy New Year everyone,” a representative said earlier this week. “We're now back at work – looks like we have some nasty PS3 issues to fix.” Asked to clarify if it was beavering away on a solution for the abovementioned glitch, the Scottish outfit stated that it’s “testing a fix” for that as we type. The impending update will also solve several other lingering issues in the latest iteration of the game.

Such setbacks have prevented the company from making much progress in the promised PlayStation 4 and Vita ports, but the stretched studio does stress that they’re still in the pipeline. It’s thought that both versions will arrive sometime in the summer, preventing you from stepping out into the sunshine. Have you been struck by the dreaded corrupt save bug, or were you smart enough to stash your progress somewhere safe until the glitch gets fixed? Wield your platinum pickaxe in the comments section below.

[via twitter.com, twitter.com]