UPDATE: Well that certainly escalated quickly. Hot on the heels of Microsoft’s confirmation of Minecraft‘s Xbox One release date, Sony now confirms that Mojang’s beloved survival/world-building game comes to PlayStation 4 on September 4. There’s still no word on the PS Vita release date, but it’ll presumably be soon.
Just like the Xbox One release, PS4 owners that already have Minecraft for PlayStation 3 will be able to purchase the new version of the game for $5. Otherwise, the game costs $20. For more details, check out the PlayStation Blog post revealing the news.
ORIGINAL POST: We’ve long known that Minecraft: Xbox One Edition was on the way, and Microsoft now confirms that the game comes to the latest Xbox console on Friday, September 5, 2014. That’s this Friday, for those not keeping score at home.
Mojang’s creativity-driven world-building survival game made the journey from PC to consoles in 2012, appearing first on Xbox 360. A PlayStation 3 release followed in late 2013. Both earlier console versions of the game capably transferred the PC experience to a new platform, especially in the way the console versions eased the multiplayer side of the game. Longtime fans took issue with the reduced size of the worlds, compared to the infinitely generating environments on PC, but overall it was a successful port from 4J Studios.
PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita versions of the game are also pegged for release in fall 2014, but there’s been no formal release date announced. The Xbox One release costs $20, though anyone that already owns the Xbox 360 version will be able to nab it for $5.
For more details, check out Microsoft’s latest Xbox Wire post.