Minecraft, it's one of the most popular and most impactful releases of the past ten years, but who could believe it's not on every platform ever yet? This cannot stand and Minecraft's port developer 4J Studios agrees wholeheartedly. It's why they're hard at work on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PS Vita versions of the game. If anyone needed any further proof, 4J teased an image from PAX revealing that Minecraft on PS4 and PS Vita are running and perhaps being shown to the public.
This news is particularly interesting, because technically there are two very different versions of the game being shown in this picture. The PS Vita port is a version of the current Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 releases, while the PlayStation 4 verions is scaled up in a variety of different ways. To see both running at the same time, on two different screens, well... it must mean that a multiplatform launch is being planned for at least the PlayStation conesoles. Or, we could just be seeing PS4 remote play going on. Hmm...
As far as we know the versions of Minecraft on PlayStation 4, PS Vita, are still planned for "this holiday season" and there's no update on the other upcoming port on Xbox One. If the studio has the games up and running, however, it's likely that a release can't be too far. I say that knowing all too well that licensing and legal stuff can delay games by months. Hopefully something more official spins out after PAX East wraps up.
Drink one for us, 4J Studios! Congratulations on the progress -- and all that success, too.