- Mojang's Owen HIll
announced today via Sony's blog that Minecraft hits PS3 on December 17th, 2013 in North America.
To quote: Season's greetings! Owen from Mojang here. I have some exciting news 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 it sounds more like your cup of tea.
Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition will be available to download from PSN on December 17th in North America.
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition and Minecraft: PS Vita Edition are also being developed, but we don't have release dates yet. Expect them sometime next year.
I've received a few questions concerning the PS3 edition over the past few months, so let's clear them up before I get thrown off the blog...
Q: Does Minecraft: PS3 Edition feature everything from the other versions of Minecraft?
Minecraft: PS3 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.
Q: Will Minecraft: PS3 Edition feature DLC texture packs and skins?
Downloadable skins and texture packs will be available from PSN soon after release.
Q: Will there be PlayStation-specific content?
PlayStation-specific skins and texture packs would be cool! Fingers crossed, eh?
Q: Will Minecraft: PS3 Edition feature Remote Play or compatibility with the PS4 or PS Vita editions?
We don't know yet, sorry. We'll let you know as soon as we do.
Q: Does Herobrine feature in Minecraft: PS3 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