But it ain't happening yet
But it ain't happening yet
Sony has blocked Microsoft from releasing Minecraft’s big ‘Better Together’ update on the PlayStation 4, and this story’s probably going to rumble on until it changes its mind – or everyone gets tired of talking about it. The patch aims to unite communities across consoles, but as announced at E3 2017, the...
At least not while it's got the largest install base
Minecraft brings people together, and with a future update, it will bring consoles together. Mojang announced during Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference last night that it’s unifying the block buster across a variety of platforms: Xbox, Nintendo Switch, PC, and even phones. The update means...
Minecraft goes cross-console on everything but PS4
Microsoft is unifying pretty much all versions of Minecraft – except, of course, the PlayStation editions. While the Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PC, smartphone, and even virtual reality versions will all be updated to amalgamate the experience, it seems Sony has said no to such an endeavour –...
And it's technically a Microsoft game
Minecraft: PS Vita Edition has sold over one million units at retail in Japan according to tracking firm Media Create. This means that – despite the brand being owned by Microsoft – it's the first Sony published title since 2004 to hit seven digits. The last first-party release to achieve the target was...
Mind the ghouls
Wow, it's been a while since we wrote about Minecraft, but its newly announced Fallout skin pack looks too cool to ignore. We spotted a ton of locations from the open world titles in the trailer that we've embedded above, including a rather blocky replica of the Prydwen from Fallout 4. The DLC is coming to the console versions of...
But scores three additional episodes later in the year
Do you want the good news or the bad news? Okay, so the good news is that Telltale's dismal Minecraft spin-off will conclude next week, with Episode 5: Order Up due out from 29th March on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3. The bad news? The developer's decided to extend the season by three...
A fitting end, but not really
Telltale's fourth Minecraft release over the course of just a few months continues the breakneck launch schedule that the developer has suddenly become fond of. We've been weary of this rapid schedule from day one because it's in such stark contrast to their normally overly long, drawn out release time frame - and this...
Begin the rebuild
A short month and a half after Telltale's Minecraft: Story Mode premiered, we have already arrived at the third episode of the season. The first instalment wasn't exactly something that we were convinced by, but it left us interested. Unfortunately, Episode Two delivered one of the weakest episodic releases that we've seen in some...
We didn't axe for this
This is not what we've come to expect from Telltale. The developer is notorious for its drawn out release schedules, but it's crafted Minecraft: Story Mode – Episode 3: The Last Place You Look in no time at all. Ordinarily we'd be tossing the developer a hunk of meat and giving it a bop on the bonce, but we've been really...
Minecraft: Story Mode is Telltale Games' newest series. While it currently has two other releases with unfinished seasons – Game of Thrones and Tales from the Borderlands – at least we know that one of them will be wrapping up very soon. So, the time seems ripe to begin a new episodic adventure. Unfortunately, the studio seems to...
Minecraft: Story Mode has the potential to be the biggest thing since breaking bricks with your fists or a colossal flop – but whichever paved path it takes, we'll find out soon. Telltale Games has confirmed on the PlayStation Blog that the first episode, The Order of the Stone, will launch on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3...
The empire strikes block
Sony's billing the PlayStation 4 as the system for Star Wars, so it would be a bit embarrassing if it didn't get Luke Skywalker and crew into the PlayStation versions of Minecraft. Fortunately, through a collaboration with "Disney Interactive, LucasFilm, and Microsoft" – seriously, this is written on the PlayStation Blog...
We nether saw this coming
Joining the ranks of Telltale's The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and more recent Tales from the Borderlands releases is Minecraft: Story Mode, an episodic game series that will create new lore for Minecraft. The title was properly revealed earlier today at this year's Minecon convention. Instead of following the story...
Mmmm, pixelated blocks
Fans of The Simpsons may well be drooling like a starved Homer right about now, with the announcement that Minecraft's getting a rather large set of character skins based on the animated comedy. The DLC pack will be bringing its yellowy charm to PlayStation platforms this week, and it'll set you back £3.29. While the show...
Block to the future
Minecraft's getting two new DLC packs this week on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Vita. Alongside the not-that-interesting Pattern Texture Pack, which applies soft colours and knitted animals to your blocky world, you'll also be able to jet into space with the Mass Effect Mash-Up Pack. As its name suggests, this will coat...
New studio boss spills the beans
Ever since its announcement, we've been wondering just how Telltale Games can make a narrative-driven adaptation of Minecraft. It's easily one of the strangest gaming match ups of recent times, but thanks to Games Industy.biz, we now know how the partnership came into being. Interviewing the developer's new CEO...
You read that right
If you thought that Tales from the Borderlands was a strange fit for Telltale Games, then nothing will prepare you for this. As part of a bizarre collaboration with Mojang, the Californian company has announced its latest episodic project: Minecraft: Story Mode. The title will presumably deal with all of that deep subject...
Up there with the launch titles
Well, this is a surprise – and it makes the absence of a themed hardware bundle for the holidays all the more confusing. The physical version of Minecraft: PS Vita Edition has secured the third-biggest debut ever for the PlayStation Vita in the UK, with only launch titles Uncharted: Golden Abyss and
DLC pack is soaring onto Sony platforms
Ah, Skyrim. A setting full of glorious natural beauty, strange beasts, hardy people, plenty of mead, and more technical bugs than you can imagine. It's a virtual world that we're sure many readers will remember with fondness, but how would you like to explore those cold Northern reaches all over again on...
So, let’s get the obvious gag out of the way: Microsoft has a better PlayStation Vita lineup than Sony this year. Following the Redmond-based organisation’s somewhat unexpected acquisition of Mojang last month, it was touch and go for all of a few minutes whether Minecraft: PS Vita Edition would ever release at all. Fortunately, it...
Mine and yours
Prior to the Microsoft acquisition, there were a few concerns that it would never happen, but MineCraft: PS Vita Edition finally has a date – in Europe at least. 4J Studios – the team behind the portable port – revealed on Twitter overnight that the handheld house making simulator will deploy on
It was only a matter of time before a crafty fan remade Hideo Kojima's harrowing P.T. demo in Minecraft, and, as usual, the enterprising community has outdone itself. All of your favourite moments are represented here: the famous looping hallway, the embarrassingly dirty bathroom, and, of course, the lingering sense that downloading this...
The console war may be painted as a fierce battleground on the web, but in reality, that’s not the case at all. We already know that Xbox chief Phil Spencer has a good relationship with many of PlayStation’s more popular executives – and that mutual respect runs both ways. In fact, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei...
Business as usual
Microsoft may have built a $2.5 billion brick wall around the Minecraft franchise, but it seems that there are no changes to Sony’s plans, as it’s announced that a retail version of the game’s recently released PlayStation 4 Edition will deploy on 3rd October in Europe and 7th October in North America. The physical outing...
Redmond firm confirms $2.5 billion acquisition
The console war is about to get really weird, as Xbox chief Phil Spencer has pledged that Minecraft will continue to exist on PlayStation platforms – despite Microsoft purchasing maker Mojang for $2.5 billion today. “Gaming is the top activity across devices,” he
Minecraft’s future on PlayStation platforms may be uncertain now that Microsoft’s circling developer Mojang like a pack of wolves, but there’ll be no confusion over how to unlock the Platinum Trophy in Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition thanks to our awesome guide. As mentioned in
Good job they finished the PS4 version
Minecraft has already proven that it’s a pixelated license to print money, and Microsoft apparently wants the lucrative brand under its umbrella. A report on the Wall Street Journal states that the Redmond-based firm is in talks to purchase Mojang, the organisation behind the bricklaying game. According to...
Chip off the old block
Minecraft is quite simply one of those games that will go down in history as a truly revolutionary idea. Markus ‘Notch’ Persson’s block busting sandbox has rapidly transformed into a cultural phenomenon, sprouting memorabilia, fancy dress costumes, and, of course, console ports. This PlayStation 4 release is very much...
Our good friends over at Family Gamer TV have been kind enough to send over their videos of Minecraft running on the PlayStation 4 and Vita. The game finally released yesterday on Sony's newest console. If you've been wondering about how Mojang's mega popular title performs, take a look at the seven minute video that we've...
Build it higher
Minecraft may be one of the biggest video game properties of the last decade, but it certainly took its time in coming to PlayStation platforms. Today marks its release on the PlayStation 4, and with its arrival, questions have begun popping up all over the web as Sony-only gamers search for answers regarding the blocky adventure...
Well, the ordeal is finally over — Minecraft PlayStation 4 Edition is available right now on the European PlayStation Store, while it's promised for release on the North American store at some point today. As you may already know, yesterday's store update's apparent lack of Mojang's title had many in an uproar after it was all but...
Can you dig it
Rejoice, European block lovers, for today is finally the day that Minecraft digs its way onto the PlayStation 4. The title — barring another last minute delay — should emerge on the PlayStation Store after its usual weekly update. The good news comes via Twitter, where PlayStation France confirmed that develop
Second time lucky
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition unceremoniously failed certification the first time around, but 4J Studios will be hoping that everything’s alright on the night at its second attempt. The British developer – which has handled all of the popular title’s console ports – announced on Twitter overnight that the game
There and block again
Evergreen sandbox adventure Minecraft was expected to come out this month on the PlayStation 4, but earlier today, the studio in charge of porting the smash hit announced on Twitter that the game had failed quality testing. "Sony found some issues we have to fix in their final test of Minecraft PS4," 4J Studios wrote, before...
Sony didn’t announce the big Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition hardware bundle that we were expecting this week, but the game’s definitely looking rock solid on the handheld machine. The platform holder has deployed this fairly lengthy trailer showing off the portable release, which demonstrates that it’s an identical...
Search for sailors all over again
It’s funny how you can remember your way around familiar locations even if you haven’t been there for years. We spent so many hours in Shenmue’s eighties recreation of Yokosuka on the Dreamcast that we know every crevice of this incredible Minecraft replica. It’s been built using a modified edition of the PC...
Digging up something delightful
There’s a fair amount of chatter right now about Sony’s treatment of the PlayStation Vita, with numerous executives indicating that the firm’s slowing its support for the format. However, we get the sneaking suspicion that many are sleeping on Minecraft, which, with the right sort of marketing and bundles, could...
A lot like Minecraft
Sony may have gone another E3 without really explaining how it attempts to revive the fortunes of its failing handheld format, but there was a PlayStation Vita killer app at its booth – the company just forgot to tell everyone. Assuming that it handles the release properly, Minecraft: PS Vita Edition has the potential to be a...
Build me up, buttercup
There are more than a few familiar faces in this brand new trailer for Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition. The next-gen blockbuster – which is due out in August – shows Kratos, Ellie, Ratchet, and the Journeyer from, er, Journey buccaneering in Mojang’s blocky world, and uncovering a number of PlayStation themed...
Plus a load of details including cross-buy
Miners rejoice! Minecraft's arrival on the PlayStation 4 and Vita has been given a slightly less vague release date. Mojang has confirmed that the dig-'em-up will be tunnelling onto the two platforms in August, so you've only got a couple of months to wait before you're able to slaughter harmless sheep on...
Like putting on a pair of glasses
Mojang’s cube cuffing blockbuster Minecraft will boast a greater draw distance on the PlayStation 4, port house 4J Studios has revealed. The next-gen iteration of the outrageously popular indie release will allow you to see much further than its PlayStation 3 counterpart, making various vistas look fuller as a...
Present and correct
That sure looks like Minecraft, doesn’t it? In response to impatient fans overnight, professional port house 4J Studios has shared the first direct screenshot from the impending PlayStation Vita port of Mojang’s blockbuster – and it looks exactly like you’d expect it to. The image shows th
Sweet new textures coming to PS3
We already know that Minecraft’s basic building blocks are in place on the PlayStation 4 and Vita, after port house 4J Studios posted a picture of both versions of the game in action. However, the UK-based outfit – which works in conjunction with creator Mojang to convert the indie smash to consoles – has...
Build me up
Minecraft will punch away at the glossy walls of your PlayStation 4 and Vita within the next few months, Mojang has hinted. Writing on the PlayStation Blog, staffer Owen Hill explained that developer 4J Studios is aiming to complete work on the ports in “Q2/Q3” of this yea
Can you dig it?
Sony clearly understands the importance of Minecraft, as it’s confirmed that the PlayStation 4 and Vita editions of the build-‘em-up will also receive a physical release. Yesterday, the company attached a May deploy date to the boxed version of the popular
Money, money, money
Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson’s bank balance may already be fit to burst, but the Swedish programmer’s about to receive another injection of cash courtesy of the impending physical release of the construction simulation’s PlayStation 3 Edition. Set to tunnel into stores on 14th May in Europe and 16th May in...
Don't build up your hopes too much
Minecraft port house 4J Studios is known for being a little sneaky with its Twitter account, and the Scotland-based outfit has engaged in a spot of tomfoolery today. Posting about an Xbox Live Arcade sale featuring Perfect Dark – which it also worked on – the company wrote that it now has a “reason” to open...
Going deeper underground
MineCraft: PlayStation 3 Edition may look simple on the surface, but it’s one of the most imaginative games currently available for Sony’s ageing home console. It also happens to sport a fairly straightforward Platinum Trophy, so as big fans of this indie escapade, we’ve pulled together a guide helping you to score...
If last week's gigantic update for Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition wasn't enough, then you're totally going to dig this: a new PlayStation-themed skin pack is coming to the indie hit that should tickle your fancy. The pack includes a digital version of your favourite treasure hunter Nathan Drake from the Uncharted series. It also...
Still no date for PS4 edition, though
Digging its way onto the PlayStation 3 tomorrow, Minecraft's newest update adds in an utterly ridiculous amount of new content and fixes a whole load of block-based issues. Precious ores such as emerald and quartz can now be coaxed from the dirt, while a plethora of other items have been plopped into the game...
You didn’t think that Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition’s relatively late arrival on Sony’s ageing system would impede its commercial performance, did you? Good, because after around a month available on the PlayStation Network, the indie smash has already exceeded sales in the region of one million units. We’re convinced that...
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
What's mine is yours
Minecraft was a rather vague, strange game when it first launched on the PC. To learn about most of it, you had to jump onto the web and research a particular topic, especially when it came to creating tools and weapons. Thankfully for those new to the release, the super popular title is much more accessible now than it ever...
Don't be a square
Release date surprises are rare in the games industry these days, but this is a genuine shocker: Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition is launching on the PlayStation Network this week. Mojang’s indie smash hit has already sold over 30 million copies across various other platforms, and is set to add another line of zeroes to its...
Mojang Studios has announced that its indie-hit, Minecraft, will launch exclusively on Sony Ericsson's Xperia Play before any other Android-powered devices
Whoever's responsible for sealing that deal deserves a pay-raise. The Xperia Play version of the PC cult-indie hit will feature customised controls tailored for the Xperia Play's PlayStation controller layout. Mojang was also keen to stress that..
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