Despite the IP’s purchase by Microsoft, it will still be available on Sony’s handheld.
The acquisition of Minecraft and Mojang along with the departure of creator/founder Markus Persson is one of the bigger stories of the year, especially considering that Microsoft now owns one of the most popular franchises in the entire world. Given that Microsoft owns the Xbox One, it was assumed that would make Minecraft exclusive to the console.
Even if it does, 4J Studios is still bringing Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition to Sony’s handheld. It revealed in a recent tweet that, “We’ve handed Minecraft: PlayStation®Vita Edition over to Sony for final test!”
It could be that the handheld version doesn’t come under the new agreement since Minecraft on the PS Vita was in development before the IP was acquired. Whatever the particulars of the deal may be, Vita fans will be able to experience Minecraft on their handhelds fairly soon.
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