As many gamers are currently anticipating the upcoming release of the Playstation 4 and Xbox One versions of Minecraft, 4J Studios is also working on launching the block-building game on the PS Vita. To show off the progress that has been made on the Sony handheld version of the game, the developer released the first teaser image of Minecraft: PS Vita Edition on May 12.
4J Studios revealed the screenshot to show gamers that they are indeed presently working on the game to prove to fans that that the PS Vita edition of Minecraft isn’t being neglected in favor of the upcoming new-gen ports and continued efforts to introduce new content on the existing versions of the game for the Xbox 360 and PS3. Despite running in an early build on a handheld device, the screen reveals that Minecraft on PS Vita will offer a surprisingly similar experience to the other currently available console editions.
Over 50 million copies of Minecraft have now been sold across all platforms. With future versions of the game currently in development for three new systems, those sales numbers will likely continue to see increased growth. The Playstation 3 edition of Minecraft is also scheduled to receive a physical retail disc release this Friday which will also help move even more units.
Minecraft first came to home consoles with the release of the Xbox 360 version of the sandbox title. This past December, the game also finally launched on the Playstation 3. 4J Studios is also expected to release version of Minecraft on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PS Vita later this year. This will make the game available to play on any current platform expect for Nintendo-based consoles. Fans will also be able to transfer their existing game saves from last gen systems to their upcoming counterparts in order to continue playing the same worlds on Xbox One and PS4.