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Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition gets a Blu-ray release next month

The DIY world-building smash hit arrives in stores on 14th May

Hello everyone! Owen from Mojang here. As at least 1.5 million of you already know, Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition has been available to download from PSN since the end of last year. Welcome to the Minecraft family, friends of Sony!

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Following on from the successful release we’re pleased to confirm that Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition will be available on disc from 14th May, 2014 in all PAL regions. That means you can go into a real-life store, buy it with your country’s currency of choice, then take it home in a little bag.

It comes with all the features you’d expect from the console versions of Minecraft, along with everything that came with update 14, including Emeralds, Ender Chests, potatoes and more.

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In other PlayStation-related news, 4J are working on bringing Minecraft to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. Sorry for the delay but making Minecraft happen is serious business.

I’ll do my best to answer any other questions you have below. Thanks for playing everyone!

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I know you guys are working super hard on the PS4/Vita Versions, but do you have an estimation of when we can expect it? Q2, Q3, Q4?

 

Hey there,

never played the console edition myself, sticking to Minecraft Pc whenever I can, but I was curious:
Do the console editions, or are there plans for it, support the uploaded, custom player skins? So, not store-bought stuff, but the skins we can upload to the Mojang website for quite some time already?

Thanks in advance, looking forward to the PS4 release for times I cannot access my PC.^^

     
    ScreenSplitter 16 April, 2014 @ 12:25 pm    

    So far, skins have been limited to pre-set ones they give you at the start (there’s a good range at the start), and subsequently DLC, usually themed around games like Skyrim and Mass Effect. No custom skins on console versions yet.

 
BrAdAZ360XD 16 April, 2014 @ 12:19 pm   3

Hows the Vita version looking right now ? Have TU14 on it? Framerate?

     
    ScreenSplitter 16 April, 2014 @ 1:28 pm    

    The retail boxart for the PSV/PS4 versions has bats in it, which are a feature of TU14.

    GaryH200 16 April, 2014 @ 6:22 pm    

    There are no bats in TU14 though on PS3/Xbox360. lol

    Owen Hill 22 April, 2014 @ 3:22 pm    

    The Vita version will be up-to-date with the console versions. I’ve not tested it myself, but I expect the framerate will be lovely and smooth. :)

 

Will the PS4 and psvita versions also get a retail release?

     
    Vashetti 16 April, 2014 @ 12:43 pm    

    I hope so. The Vita version would look adorable in the little blue case.

     

    Alright a PS4 and psvita retail release is confirmed on the playstation UK twitter!!!

 
ScreenSplitter 16 April, 2014 @ 12:21 pm   5

I know you can’t divulge release information for the PSV version, I appreciate that. But are there any tidbits of information you can release at all? Screenshots? Touch features? Whether or not it’ll have LAN/Wi-Fi multiplayer? Anything like that’d be great, it’s easily my most anticipated Vita title of the year!

Also, I imagine the answer to this will be “Nothing’s confirmed yet”, but I just want to say (for the benefit of both 4J and Sony) that Sony are crazy if they don’t release a Minecraft Vita bundle. I genuinely think it’s the one title that could move some serious Vita units.

how much will minecraft be on disc will it be the same as playstation store

 

Any words on the price? Am I correct in assuming it’ll be the same as the digital download? Thanks.

    Owen Hill 22 April, 2014 @ 3:25 pm    

    Yeah – expect a similar (if not identical) price to the digital version.

 
BrAdAZ360XD 16 April, 2014 @ 12:26 pm   8

I really want Minecraft on PS3 , but due to not knowing how long till PS4 and Vita versions and whether its cross buy with Vita , im scared of buying it and then the other superior versions coming out a few weeks later

    Owen Hill 22 April, 2014 @ 3:25 pm    

    We’ll have more news on cross-buy/upgrade options soon! I understand that the wait is frustrating, but we don’t want to make false promises. :)

 
animekai22 16 April, 2014 @ 12:28 pm   9

100mb in a 25gb bluray, what a waste of space

     
    Vashetti 16 April, 2014 @ 12:44 pm    

    The X360 version on DVD has sold a crapton and has never left the UK charts. PS3 games retail on Blu-ray discs, regardless of the size.

    That’s why this is being released.

 
Vashetti 16 April, 2014 @ 12:30 pm   10

Will cross-play work with PS4 and Vita? would be awesome for my friend to have the TV while I run around in the same world on the Vita.

Also, please please please consider releasing a themed-Vita bundle. A console-standard handheld Minecraft could move lots of Vitas if priced and marketed properly.

     

    This is my concern and I’d love for information on this soon. For me, a purchase decision depends on whether I can essentially carry my world around with me without compromise. I would love to be able to play on my big screen with my PS4, flick it to my Vita for journeys, and then be able to play on my Vita at my girlfriend’s house with her son on their PS3 in the same game. I know it’s wishful thinking but it’s something that would guarantee a purchase – if not, just having it on Vita may not be enough and we can stick with the 360 version we’ve already established a foothold in.

     
    ScreenSplitter 16 April, 2014 @ 12:43 pm    

    This would make an already attractive portable version of Minecraft a MUST BUY. And I’d like to think this is maybe why the PS4/PSV versions are taking a little longer.

     

    Doubt that since the PS4 Minecraft will have bigger worlds while Psvita version will have more like the PS3 version.

    Owen Hill 22 April, 2014 @ 3:27 pm    

    News on cross-buy coming soon! I also like the idea of a themed-Vita bundle. :)

 
residentSteve 16 April, 2014 @ 12:35 pm   11

Noooooooooooooooooooooo.

 
RusStarik 16 April, 2014 @ 12:44 pm   12

So… You put a “demo version” of a 25Mb game into a 25Gb disk… Tell me that the rest is filled with some kind of xxx-game and I’ll buy it, otherwise… PASS.

     
    ScreenSplitter 16 April, 2014 @ 12:47 pm    

    I can’t understand a word of what you’re saying. Do any PS3 games release on a DVD/CD? Do Sony even allow it? It wouldn’t bring the price of the game down in any way. So what, precisely, is the issue? The base size of the game is tiny, but why on earth does that effect how enjoyable or huge the game is?

     
    ScreenSplitter 16 April, 2014 @ 1:10 pm    

    Damn, that is a nice boxart for the Vita version. Genuinely conflicted whether to buy digital or physical now! Hopefully this means it won’t be too much longer after 15th May for the Vita/PS4 releases!

 
PanosApost07 16 April, 2014 @ 1:13 pm   14

Hey Guyz!

Does Minecraft:Playstation 4 Edition will be available for cross-buy (PS Vita)?

     
    ScreenSplitter 16 April, 2014 @ 1:15 pm    

    Most likely not, since the PS4 and PSVita world sizes are confirmed to be different in size. I.e. they’re not the same version.

     
    Vashetti 16 April, 2014 @ 1:16 pm    

    @ScreenSplitter

    Who’s to say the PS4 version won’t detect when someone is connecting from a Vita and adapts the world size to suit?

     
    PanosApost07 16 April, 2014 @ 1:25 pm    

    @Vashetti

    May they don’t leave us to remote Minecraft:Playstation 4 Edition.

     
    ScreenSplitter 16 April, 2014 @ 1:26 pm    

    @Vashetti

    Well… common-sense. Maybe it’ll be cross-play, it’s just usually when Cross-Buy is in play the versions of the games are identical.

     
    MaxDiehard 16 April, 2014 @ 4:06 pm    

    World size won’t affect the two versions. The only difference you’ll see on the Vita is a reduced draw distance.

 
PanosApost07 16 April, 2014 @ 1:19 pm   15

Oh!And one more question.

What is better?
Minecraft:Playstation 4 Edition or Minecraft:PlaystationVita Edition?

     
    ScreenSplitter 16 April, 2014 @ 1:27 pm    

    Well the PS4 will have better graphics and a bigger world size, so technically it’s the “better” one.

     
    MentalBeaver 16 April, 2014 @ 1:44 pm    

    As ScreenSplitter says, the PS4 version will look nicer and be bigger but Minecraft on the go with proper (albeit console) controls is a big draw for me.

     
    PanosApost07 17 April, 2014 @ 12:03 pm    

    Ok guys.Thank you.

    Owen Hill 22 April, 2014 @ 3:32 pm    

    They’re both gonna be awesome!

 
ZombieKillerHhh 16 April, 2014 @ 1:43 pm   16

Are we gonna be able to transfer our world from ps3 or ps4 to psv?

    Owen Hill 22 April, 2014 @ 3:31 pm    

    The plan is to enable users to transfer from PS3 to PS4. We’re still working out how it’ll work with the Vita version. :)

 
Cripshay 16 April, 2014 @ 1:45 pm   17

PAL/EU only? What about North-America/US?

 
The3DGalaxian 16 April, 2014 @ 1:52 pm   18

This must set a record for most space left unused on a blu ray. Still, if it sells more copies then great.

 
joshk565 16 April, 2014 @ 2:36 pm   19

i want it on ps4 i dont wanna buy it for my ps3 i will wait but ahh dont wanna be waiting to long :(

abood-mashal123 16 April, 2014 @ 2:55 pm   20

cool i did love minecraft on ps3 but ya i can git the cd thx

 
ten-bucks 16 April, 2014 @ 4:27 pm   21

I bought digital, nearly ready to fight the ender dragon. Any chance of discount on vita? Pllllleeaassee.

 
Vashetti 16 April, 2014 @ 4:46 pm   22

What happened to answering our questions? lol

 

it’s very annoying waiting it out for the ps4 version, but it’s good news that there will be a retail release coming, hopefully soon.

JamesID350 16 April, 2014 @ 5:54 pm   24

Looks like I might be spending a little more this week, Can’t wait until I pay for this for PS3, Already played it on PC, Hope it’s better on Console :)

 

If your pc is crappy as mine you will be very happy with the 720p and 60 fps that the console version has :D

 
K9-Canine 16 April, 2014 @ 9:31 pm   26

people who already bought the digital edition will they be able to trade it in for the disc version

     
    MaxDiehard 17 April, 2014 @ 6:56 pm    

    I’m laughing at your idiocy. How the hell are you meant to trade in a digital game for a physical one?

    Basically, the answer is no.

badboyiby2012 19 April, 2014 @ 6:58 pm   27

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

lovrobosnjak1234 21 April, 2014 @ 10:08 am   28

So I bought Minecraft PS3 Edition digitally, will I be able to digitally upgrade game when the PS4 comes out?

 
billybobjoy 24 April, 2014 @ 6:42 am   29

I got a ps4 and sold my ps3 and completely forgot about minecraft and I have loads of friends on the ps3 that I played minecraft with and they would be getting a ps4 for a while will I be able to play minecraft with them cross/play from ps3/ps4 for online worlds?

 
renaultmilton 25 April, 2014 @ 2:59 pm   30

Any news on PS Vita + Minecraft bundle, PS3 + Minecraft bundle and PS3 + Minecraft bundle?

 
YayItsDavid 26 April, 2014 @ 12:15 am   31

Infinte words? :)

 
D-HORTON-13 26 April, 2014 @ 8:04 am   32

Will the ps vita and ps4 have the last updates like 1.8 cos I have it on my iPad and it doesn’t have everything I want on it :-)

sharppness 27 April, 2014 @ 7:51 pm   33

This is good but what about the ps vita?

 
Techno-Boomer 27 April, 2014 @ 8:18 pm   34

Will ps4 be ready before July?

 
Techno-Boomer 27 April, 2014 @ 8:20 pm   35

Will minecraft ps4 also be a lot different to minecraft on the ps3?

LAPD_K-9_Unit 30 April, 2014 @ 10:41 pm   36

Hi i wanted to ask if there’s any New skins this month

lucianofederer23 1 May, 2014 @ 8:18 pm   37

Gracias a Dios que salio Minecraft en Blu Ray nunca lo tuviera muchas gracias SONY

xX_Sidrit_xX 15 May, 2014 @ 2:29 pm   38

OMG, MC on PS3 available on a disc?????????????????????? o.O! IT IS A DREAM CAME TRUE! Thank you mojang and sony, thank you, i dont know how much i should thank you, but i am sure you dont know Albania, but please add it on state field. Coz i am in Albania and i couldnt buy MC because my state didnt mach with the credit card’s state. Thats why thats a dream came true! I am happier than everybody can be ;D

xX_Sidrit_xX 15 May, 2014 @ 2:59 pm   39

And, Minecraft is the BEST GAME EVER!