Minecraft News: YouTubers Play Vita Edition As Release Date Closes In, PS3 World Save Transfer Update Handed To Sony

By Connor Sears , Updated Sep 12, 2014 01:01 PM EDT

Minecraft developer 4J Studios tweeted out a picture today of popular Minecraft YouTuber Stampy testing out the PS Vita version of the game, which hopefully means a release date isn't too far behind.

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The developer also tweeted on Wednesday that the Minecraft Vita version is "finishing up" at this point, meaning the final console port for the ultimate sandbox experience shouldn't be too far away.

4J Studios recently released two brand-new ports of the game, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 next-gen editions. Both of these games released late last week. Now, the PS Vita is the last confirmed console edition of Minecraft still in development.

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For other Sony users, 4J also announced over Twitter that the PlayStation 3 edition patch that will allow players to upload PS3 world saves onto the PlayStation 4 edition has been handed off to Sony. Depending on how quickly Sony's certification process takes, PS3 players could expect to see the patch go live anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks from now.

Both next-gen Minecraft editions were advertised as being able to download saves from last-gen consoles, making sure players who upgrade wouldn't have to lose all of their hard work. Though the Xbox One edition was able to upload previous saves shortly after launch, Sony users have lacked this capability. Though players are reporting that a button to download saves is present on their PS4 copies of the game, the ability to upload from PS3 still hasn't been implemented. Presumably, this upcoming patch, now in Sony's hands, would add that button in.

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