Minecraft for Vita still go for launch

As Microsoft splurges the cash for the game's publisher, Mojang, the team tries to assure everyone that it is business as usual for the firm's stand-out title. Minecraft will appear on the Vita, will continue to be supported. But as for any notion of a Minecraft 2, I think that's pretty much a Microsoft play thing now.

As for Notch, he can do pretty much whatever he likes once he leaves, hopefully he'll keep the Vita (which he mentioned he rather liked) in his thoughts for whatever comes next from Mr. Persson. Notch's personal statement says the deal is about preserving his sanity.

From the company's post:

What about the other editions of Minecraft? Will they stop being developed? 

There’s no reason for the development, sales, and support of the PC/Mac, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, Vita, iOS, and Android versions of Minecraft to stop. Of course, Microsoft can’t make decisions for other companies or predict the choices that they might make in the future.

UPDATE: The game now has a US ESRB age rating, which suggests it has finally passed Sony testing, which just leaves the final hurdles to getting the cards printed for the boxed copy and content on PSN for (probably next week's) update. I think we can safely ignore Amazon US's December release date.