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Minecraft: PS Vita Edition is the PlayStation Vita version of Minecraft in development by 4J Studios for and alongside Mojang. A teaser was hinted by 4J Studios on Twitter, and a screenshot published a month later. In a response to 4J, Jeb also informed that it is based on the PlayStation 3 Edition.
The PS3 Edition also has some level of connectivity with the PS Vita version; the game at the store incorporates Cross-Buy, and saved worlds are transferable between the consoles.
PlayStation Vita Edition Also uses AD-HOC for "On The Go" multiplayer and also online multiplayer, but instead of 8 players in one game it supports up to 4 players, because it would have caused framerate issues in multiplayer.
The PlayStation Vita Edition became available for purchase on the PlayStation Network on October 14 in North America and on October 15 in Europe. It had a retail release in stores on November 11 (NA), November 19 (Europe) and November 21 (UK and Ireland). If you already own Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition, then you can get Minecraft: PS Vita Edition for free.
- 4J Studios, Happy to confirm we're developing Minecraft PS3, PS4 & PS Vita Editions for Mojang, as well as Xbox 360 & Xbox One Editions!, Twitter, 2013-08-21.
- 4J Studios, Twitter, 2014-04-11.
- 4J Studios, We're working on it! Here's a screenshot. Twitter, 2014-05-12.
- Jeb, MC:Vita screenshot! (It's based on the PS3 Edition). Twitter, 2014-05-12.