Developer 4J Studios is responsible for bringing the popular PC hit, Minecraft, to home consoles. While the Xbox 360 version of the game has now seen many DLC releases, the PS3 edition of Minecraft has yet to receive any add-on content such as skin or texture packs. However, that may soon change after the developer announced on March 6 that they are currently in talks with Sony regarding the release of DLC for Minecraft: PS3 Edition.
The Xbox 360 version of Minecraft has three primary forms of purchasable add-on content that includes additional character skins, new in-game textures, and complete game overhauls that incorporate other licensed franchises in the title thanks to the Mass Effect and Skyrim mash-up packs. Assuring fans via their official Twitter account on Thursday, 4J Studios did confirm that they also plan to release similar content on the Playstation 3.
We're working with Sony & Mojang to bring texture packs and skin packs to Minecraft PS3.
It’s important to note that Minecraft on Xbox 360 was released more than a year before the game would later launch on the PS3 at the end of 2013, making it obvious why the Xbox 360 version has more content. In an attempt to alleviate this, 4J Studios has previously admitted to speaking to individual developers to secure permission to use various characters from Sony-exclusive titles for a possible future skin pack release on the PS3.
Minecraft: PS3 Edition is available now as a digital-only download from the PS Store. Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 version of the game is set to receive the City Texture Pack this Friday. 4J Studios is also now working on title Update 14 for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition as well as next-gen versions of Minecraft for the PS4 and Xbox One.