Minecraft's Sony shift is starting tomorrow with the game's launch on PlayStation 3. Soon even the PlayStation crowd will be punching blocks and creating phallic statues in their off-time. That's December 17 for the North American crowd and December 18 in Europe. Sadly the PS Vita and PlayStation 4 versions of the game are still being developed and have no release date as of yet.
Once again it's 4J Studios developing the port, as they did for the Xbox 360 version of the game. What does that mean for console players of Minecraft? Well, unfortunately it means that console players are extremely outdated when compared to the current version of Minecraft available on PC. Where PC players are currently on patch 1.7.4, released just last week, console players are hovering somewhere around 1.2.3. Yikes.
Hopefully after 4J finishes their work on porting the game to other platforms, likely the PS Vita and PS4, they can refocus on content updates for the game. That does mean, however, that some things won't be available for the PS3 launch. That includes DLC texture packs and skins, sadly. Expect them soon after launch, however.
Other questions may include whether Minecraft on PlayStation 3 will feature Remote Play or other compatibility with the PS4 or Vita versions of the game. Who knows! Those details are still up in the air it seems, though I'm certain many gamers would love to have those features available.
Minecraft launches tomorrow, December 17, on PlayStation 3. Whatever the version, it's still one of the best games ever made and worth picking up on multiple platforms.