Minecraft Creeps Onto The PlayStation 3 On December 17th

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Mojang announced today that development on the PlayStation 3 version of Minecraft has been completed, and the game will be available for purchase/download when the PS Store updates on December 17, 2013 (tomorrow). The cost for the PS3 edition was not confirmed, but it is reasonable to expect that it will be similar to the Xbox 360 version’s $20 price tag.

As for what fans can expect to see in the PS3 version of Minecraft, Mojang noted that it will contain “everything present in other console versions,” and it is “pretty much identical to play.” Unsurprisingly, there will also be additional skins and texture packs available for purchase “soon after” the game is released.

More importantly, Mojang also revealed that from here on out both the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of Minecraft will be developed and updated “in tandem.”

With the PS3 version of Minecraft out the door, Mojang confirmed that 4J Studios (the developer responsible for the port) is now focused on the PlayStation 4 and Vita editions of the game. There is still no word on exactly when those will launch, but they are currently scheduled to be released “sometime next year.” We will keep an eye out for any additional details on that front and let you know as soon as anything is announced.