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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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NolaJokerTyler said:

December 17th, 4:04 pm

Can you use the same login information from the PC version on the ps3, to be able to play with all of my stuff from the PC version?

Owen-GP said:

December 17th, 4:50 pm

its not there for australia

The_Dukenator said:

December 17th, 4:56 pm

@351 Never could. Its not cross platform compatible.

@352 Maybe in the future.

Amogh48 said:

December 17th, 5:19 pm

Really happy to see this, I’ve been waiting so long! There is a free trial, which I downloaded for free from PSN Store, so that’s awesome! Also, by the way, the full game is $19.99 for download! Thank you Mojang and Sony!

Dead-_Body-_ said:

December 17th, 5:25 pm

None of my friends have this game (crazy as that sounds) and I want to play online. Does anyone want to play Minecraft with me? if so send me a friend request.

Hero_579 said:

December 17th, 5:39 pm

will there be split screen in it?

peytomack said:

December 17th, 6:44 pm

@Owen-GP It comes out 18th, December for EU so it will most likely come out same time

The_Dukenator said:

December 17th, 6:59 pm

@356 Depends. Do you have a HDTV?

@355 You could play single in survival or creative mode.

Province4Struweg said:

December 17th, 10:29 pm

When is it coming to South Africa????????

callofdiamonds said:

December 18th, 9:33 am

When will you release minecraft ps3 edition on United Kingdom

purp_n_yellow said:

December 18th, 10:12 am

if someone already has the “on a rail” trophy, invite me so i can get it pleeeease

FoxRashel said:

December 18th, 11:17 am

I bought Minecraft for my boyfriend as well as myself… however… it is on pc. There isn’t any possible chance that Mojang is allowing those on pc to move it to other consoles right? :/ Otherwise there goes $40.00 on a game I already bought.

liams_the_name said:

December 18th, 12:26 pm

do you have any information or idea of when the psvita version will be released?

Whatafack_ said:

December 18th, 3:01 pm

There will be custom skins on Ps3 version?

OuroboricAnima1 said:

December 18th, 5:31 pm

would literally buy this right now if it were crossbuy… come on Mojang, no matter how good minecraft is, I am not being forced to buy it 2 more times. I’m gonna hold out for the ps4 version unless it is crossbuy. I’ve already spent a fortune on this one game.

SoUl_WaRRioR79 said:

December 18th, 5:56 pm

cant hear my friend

monkeyboogers said:

December 18th, 6:03 pm

If this is going to be a cross buy then I will for sure get it .

ProfessrPi said:

December 18th, 11:01 pm is a Temporary forum for players to meet each other until we can get a real forum made(I never made one before so go figure.). There is also a Facebook page for people who want to play online together via PS3 to keep in contact and meet

Feel free to add me on PSN if you’re up for a game sometime, My roomie and I are pretty laid back and only have a couple of rules when I run a game for people to join openly.

BadStrategy said:

December 19th, 4:35 pm

If I buy the PS3 edition of minecraft can I upgrade it to PS4 for free?
Will I get the PS4 edition for free, have to pay a discounted amount or have to pay full price?

I want Minecraft console now, but don’t want to pay again later.

itchytimmy4 said:

December 21st, 2:06 pm

Herobrine is real in Minecraft PlayStation®3 as when I was playing online with 2 other people, I was starting to get hit. I was on my own on a small island with the other 2 people building houses on a completely different island. I was climbing vines and I was hit, twice. I looked around to see if anyone was near me, I saw no-one. I climbed down and decided I took fall damage. I started to eat as my hunger was low when I got hit twice again. I was really creeped out and I looked around again. Still, no-one. Invisible killer? Only one possibility, Herobrine…

kha0sc0ntr0l said:

December 22nd, 9:41 am

Nice I have the Xbox 360 edition and I play it all the time on the pc now im just waiting for the PS4 edition.

army_of_two_fan0 said:

December 24th, 9:53 am

Just wanna know one thing. My ps3’s hard drive keeps my ps3 from starting up. So I’m hoping to open up a ps4 tomorrow. Will I be able to play ps3 edition on my ps4 with my friends that are still on ps3 servers? Or even at all?

cheeseforbmx1 said:

December 27th, 5:09 am

Yo guys add me and lets play!! id: cheeseforbmx

TeenAge11 said:

December 27th, 7:49 am

Will Minecraft be available for the PS VITA????

Wird Minecraft für die PSVita erhältlich sein??


December 29th, 3:02 pm

this was released on my birthday

aus_scarecrow321 said:

December 30th, 1:40 am

i have minecraft on pc i bought it will i have to buy it again for ps3?

medusaxcore said:

January 2nd, 8:23 pm

im just hoping we can cross play the vita system and ps3. D:

nghost60311 said:

January 9th, 8:51 am

You Know? It be really cool to see a Borderlands or Dead Space Texture Pack… Huh? Huh? n_n

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