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Minecraft coming to PS4, Xbox One and PS Vita in August

Mojang the developer behind the hugely popular Minecraft has confirmed that it will be released in august for next-gen consoles and PS Vita, there will be two separate prices as those of you who already own the game will only have to pay and upgrade fee.

Minecraft developer Mojang revealed that PS4, PS3, PS Vita and Xbox One versions of Minecraft, which have been in the works for some time, will all be available from their online stores in August. As you would expect from a higher spec console the PS4 and Xbox One versions will arrive with “significantly bigger worlds and a greater draw distance” than the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.

The PS4 and Xbox One editions will include all the features found in the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions and cost $20 each, or $5 if you already own a copy on another console (GBP prices weren’t out at time of writing this), this upgrade offer will only last a year. PS3 and Xbox 360 owners will also be able to import the worlds they’ve created on those platforms, but not vice versa. Cross-platform play will not be supported, and Mojang’s saying some (but not necessarily all) of any downloadable content purchased for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions will be transferable, pending licensing decisions.

Mincecraft will be free for those of you who already have a PS3 copy and want to add it to your vita library. Otherwise the PS3 + Vita Edition will cost $20 and saves are transferable between the PS3 and Vita edition, so you can play on the PS3, then if you have to go to the loo or go to work for the day you can pick up your Vita and play on the go.

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The cult like fanbase for Minecraft has helped this simple indie game become the third best-selling game in history, across all platforms it sits behind Tetris and Wii Sports. The game was originally released in 2009, it is most definitely the most popular indie game ever released.