Posted 16 December
Minecraft is coming to PS3 this week
Season’s greetings! Owen from Mojang here. I have some exciting info that you might be interested in. It’s about Minecraft – a game that’s sold over 30 million copies to date.
Minecraft is a game about breaking and placing blocks. At first, you’ll probably build simple structures to protect against nocturnal monsters. Later on, you might work with your friends to create wonderful, imaginative things.
It can also be about adventuring or watching the sun rise over a blocky ocean. It’s pretty. Brave players battle terrible things in The Nether – which is more scary that pretty. You can also visit a land of mushrooms if that sounds more like your cup of tea.
Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition will be available to download from PlayStation Store from this Wednesday, 18th December. Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition and Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition are also being developed but we don’t have release dates yet. Expect more news in the New Year.
I’ve received a few questions concerning the PlayStation 3 edition over the past few months, so let’s clear them up before I get thrown off the blog…
Does Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition feature everything from the other versions of Minecraft?
Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition comes with everything present in other console versions. They’re pretty-much identical to play, and will be developed in tandem from now on.
Will Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition feature DLC texture packs and skins?
Downloadable skins and texture packs will be available from PlayStation Store soon after release.
Will there be Sony-specific content?
Sony-specific skins and texture packs would be cool! Fingers crossed, eh?
Will Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition feature Remote Play/compatibility with the Vita/PS4 editions?
We don’t know yet, sorry. We’ll let you know as soon as we do.
Does Herobrine feature in Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition?
That’s it for now! I’ll do my best to answer any more queries you have below!
Merry Christmas/Nadolig Llawen everyone!
Owen – @bopogamel.