Minecraft Coming to the PlayStation Console Family



At Gamescom 2013 on August 20th, Sony officially announced that Minecraft would be released as a launch title for the PlayStation 4.  The popular sandbox game made by Mojang studios will also be released on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita as well.  Markus “Notch” Persson, the owner of Mojang, also confirmed this news on August 20th via two simple Twitter posts, which read, “Minecraft+Sony=true” and, “PS4, PS3 and Vita”.

Fans of both Mojang and Minecraft first learned of Minecraft’s possible release for PlayStation consoles through a discussion between Jens Bergensten and iGamer in March of 2013.  Bergensten, the lead developer of Minecraft and Minecraft: Pocket Edition, stated that,

Microsoft has an exclusivity deal for consoles. When it runs out we’ll consider Minecraft for PlayStation, but Wii U is very unlikely.

Needless to say, the game’s PS4 release officially confirms that Minecraft will no longer be a Microsoft-exclusive title as it was thought to be when released for the Xbox 360.  The game, however, will also be released for the Xbox One, ensuring that gamers who own either a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One will be able to enjoy Minecraft on a next-gen platform.

Furthermore, being that the game is a PlayStation 4 launch title, Minecraft will be released for the PS4 on November 15th. 

Would you purchase a PlayStation version of Minecraft?  What do you think about Minecraft becoming a non-exclusive title? 

About Russell Nay

Russell is an up-and-coming writer from Florida with a passion for video games and their latest developments. He is also interested in journalism and creative writing and plans to pursue a writing career in the future. He's played on many different platforms, and his favorite types of video games are both classic and modern RPGs and FPSs, like Shadow of the Colossus, Halo, and Final Fantasy. Besides video games, he also plays bass guitar and goes skateboarding in his free time.

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  • porksteak

    I would buy it as it is a great game and I have lots of friends who play minecraft it would be great to have it on PlayStation. Although PlayStation along with Xbox will never get the updates as fast as computer but regardless minecraft is one of a kind and is popular all over the world. I have read many forum post and spoke to lots of people and most PlayStation users think it unfair that Xbox have had it for ages and PlayStation gets left out
    So I think it is a great move I only wish it came out sooner