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
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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 people...
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
Sony announced all the way back at GamesCom that Minecraft would deploy on the PlayStation 4 within the system’s launch window, but that’s looking somewhat unlikely at this point in time. 4J Studios, the British-based developer responsible for porting the release, has