After giving us the European digital release date for Minecraft PS Vita Edition yesterday, Sony and 4J Studios announced today the release dates for the digital and retail versions in North America and Europe, while also detailing how the PS3 cross-buy will work.
First off, the digital version of Minecraft PS Vita Edition will be available on October 14 in North America and October 15 in Europe for $19.99/€18.99/£12.99.
Next up, the retail version of Minecraft PS Vita Edition is going to launch on November 11 in North America and November 19 in Europe (November 21 in the UK and Ireland), also for $19.99/€18.99/£12.99.
Including cross-buy and cross-save with the PlayStation 3 version of Minecraft, here’s what you need to know about buying Minecraft PS Vita Edition:
About to Purchase PS Vita Edition From the PlayStation Store
On your PS3 or PS Vita, purchase Minecraft PS Vita Edition for $19.99/€18.99/£12.99. Once you have made the purchase, you’ll be able to download the PS3 Edition for free and upgrade to PS4 Edition for $4.99/€3.99.
About to Purchase PS Vita Edition From Retail Stores
On your PS3 or PS Vita, enter the pack-in voucher code through PS Store and you’ll be able to download the PS Vita and PS3 Editions digitally, and upgrade to the PS4 Edition for $4.99/€3.99.
Existing PS3 Edition Owners (Disc or Digital)
On your PS3 or PS Vita, simply log into PlayStation Store and find Minecraft PS Vita Edition and you’ll be able to download it for free.
The FAQ goes on to add that the PS4 version of Minecraft isn’t eligible for cross-buy. Additionally, you can transfer your Minecraft worlds from PS3 and PS Vita to PS4, but not vice versa. Mojand addressed this previously by saying, “There are technical reasons for this; we can make worlds bigger without too much stress, but shrinking them causes all kinds of problems.”
Minecraft PS Vita Edition will be compatible with the PlayStation TV.
Are you planning on playing Minecraft PS Vita Edition next week?