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Minecraft Hits PS3 December 17th in North America

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Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition

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.

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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…

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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?
Probably not.

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

Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition

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peytomack said:

December 17th, 10:36 am

@bsholmes1993 Its getting annoying waiting for something they said we would have already!

sullivangamerz said:

December 17th, 10:39 am

You don’t really have to be a pompous prick.you dont have to read every single comment so what do you care if everyone asks the same question just let them be your not in the same room with them

CrimsonBullets15 said:

December 17th, 10:39 am

It’s been added for CST users! The price is confirmed at $19.99! Have fun!

bubbep said:

December 17th, 10:43 am

What time will Minecraft be coming out? I have searched the PSN and I cannot find it. I did find it on Sony Entertainment Network.

CrimsonBullets15 said:

December 17th, 10:44 am

Just go to the ‘Games’ section in the PSN Store and click ‘New this Week’ and scroll down!

x0Flying_Viper0x said:

December 17th, 10:44 am

What about GMT? Did it come out too?

CrimsonBullets15 said:

December 17th, 10:45 am

Its there as of this moment but I haven’t seen anyone buy it yet.

x0Flying_Viper0x said:

December 17th, 10:46 am

K i will brb

ARES405 said:

December 17th, 10:46 am

Again, I’ll just stick to my PC version, wasn’t a big fan of this game going console when it hit xbox, not a big fan of it hitting PS either. I mean, yeah, its cool and all, but I like having the control that the mouse and keyboard give you. That’s just imo though.

x0Flying_Viper0x said:

December 17th, 10:47 am

so do i just search minecraft?

blake1475 said:

December 17th, 10:48 am

I JUST WANT TO MINE BUTTER XD LMFAO

x0Flying_Viper0x said:

December 17th, 10:48 am

JUST GOT IT **** YEAH

bubbep said:

December 17th, 10:49 am

Sweet, thank you so much. Cannot wait to play it.

CrimsonBullets15 said:

December 17th, 10:50 am

They may be having problems with it because I saw that 2 people bought it then it went down to 0. Give it a few minutes and it should be back to normal.

CrimsonBullets15 said:

December 17th, 10:52 am

I just bought mine and I plan on downloading it after I clean my ps3 up some.

CrimsonBullets15 said:

December 17th, 10:53 am

By then, they should have it squared out and will be able to download without any problems.

CrimsonBullets15 said:

December 17th, 10:54 am

@310 Search it or go to ‘New this Week’ in the ‘Games’ Section. If it isn’t there yet, then it may not be available for your Time Zone at the moment.

NGTKU said:

December 17th, 10:55 am

How much will minecraft be?

Will there be a voice chat option for online players?

CrimsonBullets15 said:

December 17th, 10:58 am

@317 It’s $20 and it should have it, since the X-Box 360 enables Voice Chat.

bubbep said:

December 17th, 11:08 am

Finally downloaded it and try to create a world, all I get is a network error.

CrimsonBullets15 said:

December 17th, 11:22 am

Did you create offline or online? If it was Online, then the servers are probably not integrated or running at the moment.

jamesdpjosheden said:

December 17th, 11:22 am

Hey guys i am getting the game in the next hour does anyone want to play with me?

CrimsonBullets15 said:

December 17th, 11:24 am

Add me on PSN. I’ll have it downloaded and will be playing it after I get home from work in 2 hours.

bubbep said:

December 17th, 11:26 am

I tried Online, but now I am on Offline. I did not think about offline. Thank you. Now it works.

jamesdpjosheden said:

December 17th, 11:27 am

ok CrimsonBullets15 i will

Justyn_Thyme said:

December 17th, 11:30 am

NOW I know why Freedom Cry is being held up. Gotta make sure this goes smoothly. Totally understand. Just sucks.

CrimsonBullets15 said:

December 17th, 11:34 am

Freedom Cry is already out, it’s just that Sony has been pushing 4J Studios to make the game ‘Minecraft’ available to Playstation gamers due to extremely high demand. Don’t worry, it will be available soon, I just do not know when.

power_surger said:

December 17th, 11:34 am

@321
Add me on PSN. I will be downloading it shortly.

chefpitt85 said:

December 17th, 11:35 am

Where is it I can’t find it. Looking every where I can’t find where to download

CrimsonBullets15 said:

December 17th, 11:37 am

Go to the ‘Games’ Section and look for ‘New This Week’ or use this Search option to find it. If it isn’t there, then it isn’t available in your area at the moment.

CrimsonBullets15 said:

December 17th, 11:38 am

the Search*. Typing way to fast lol

noname92029 said:

December 17th, 11:45 am

geting this TODAY!

FrankPrime said:

December 17th, 11:50 am

Its on the store guys, download it now! Dont forget the festive pack with 24 skins :D

n0t-rdy-2-die said:

December 17th, 11:50 am

how do you do split screen…i cant figure it out :(

FrankPrime said:

December 17th, 11:53 am

Wow and it takes 1minute to download and install only

The_Dukenator said:

December 17th, 11:54 am

@334 It is 88MB.

nientiendo08 said:

December 17th, 11:56 am

I can not download minecraft! I does not appear in the store

MightyCloud99 said:

December 17th, 12:09 pm

How will we be able to add mods?

Sicha15 said:

December 17th, 12:34 pm

I thought it was supposed to come out this morning? can’t find it

The_Dukenator said:

December 17th, 12:44 pm

@337 Its not possible to add mods to the console version.

Nesl541 said:

December 17th, 1:27 pm

Will there be anyway that those who have bought minecraft for pc, be able to link their account to their ps3?

The_Dukenator said:

December 17th, 1:35 pm

@340 Not possible. PS3 version is completely different, same with 360. Plus they don’t use Mojang account system.

spk31 said:

December 17th, 1:40 pm

anyone know if say i buy the ps3 version of minecraft when i get my ps4 would i be able to redownload it there?

siggygiesbrecht said:

December 17th, 1:42 pm

anyone can tell me where I can download minecraft ps3 ? its the 17 of dec ?? What do i need to do?

The_Dukenator said:

December 17th, 1:43 pm

@342 Since PS4 version of Minecraft doesn’t exist..yet, you might as well wait for info on cross buy.

The_Dukenator said:

December 17th, 1:45 pm

@343 Go to PS store.

BodaMo3 said:

December 17th, 1:45 pm

Much better than Xbox 360 edition.

The_Dukenator said:

December 17th, 1:48 pm

@346 This is just the beginning.

danthi66 said:

December 17th, 2:35 pm

Ps Vita question: Will the map size be smaller? Or will it be the same size as the consoles?

Can it be cross buy with the PS4/PS3/Ps Vita?

danthi66 said:

December 17th, 2:36 pm

SKIN IDEA! SACKBOY!

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