(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – After months of patiently awaiting, Minecraft: PSVita is finally available today from the PlayStation Store.
Mojang announced in May that the game would be hitting Sony’s handheld console in August, though it was delayed several months due to the developer focusing on the PS4 and Xbox One versions.
The PS Vita edition is a cross buy title for the PS3, meaning if you buy one then the other version is free.
Below is full details on the cross buy versions of Mojang’s smash hit:
- It will include all the features from the most recent Playstation 3 version, including online play on Vita.
- This means everyone who has bought Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition from PSN will get it on Vita for free. Those fluent in Sony-speak might refer to the deal as “Cross-buy.”
- We are working closely with Sony Computer Entertainment to look into ways to enable upgrade from the Blu-ray disc version of Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition to Minecraft: Playstation 3 and Vita. We’ll have more info on this closer to release.
- Minecraft: Playstation 3 + Vita Edition will cost $19.99.
- It doesn’t matter if you buy for PS3 or Vita first, you own the game for both platforms.
- Saves are transferrable between the Playstation 3 and Vita versions of Minecraft. You will be able to craft at home on your Playstation 3, then continue on the bus/toilet with your Playstation Vita.
- All of the DLC you’ve purchased for Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition will work on Playstation 3 + Vita Edition.