Mojang is aiming for a quarter two/quarter three (April-September) release for Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition and Minecraft: PlayStation Vita Edition, according to Mojang’s Owen Hill.
When asked about a potential release window for the games on the PlayStation Blog, Hill replied: “Sorry for the late response! We’re aiming for Q2/Q3.”
“Yes — we are planning to release on PS4 and Vita at around Q2-Q3 this year,” Hill later told Polygon. “We’re not able to share more specific dates yet though, sorry. We’d rather be vague than disappoint people! They probably won’t be released simultaneously. We’re going to release on each format as soon as it’s ready.”
When questioned on the possibility of it being cross-buy, Hill stated that plans still hadn’t been finalized. “We’ll have more news on cross-buy/upgrade options soon! I understand that the wait is frustrating, but we don’t want to make false promises,” he said.
Finally, in terms of save file transfer, Hill stated that players will be able to transfer worlds from PS3 to PS4, but the team still isn’t sure how it will work with Vita.