Minecraft Xbox One, PS4, PS Vita Update: Release Date for Xbox One Could Come Out this September

Minecraft for the PlayStation 4 has been finished by 4J, with Sony now testing the game out.

However, the Xbox One version is still being worked on.

4J issued a few tweets this week about its progress. “We’ve handed Minecraft: PlayStation®4 Edition over to Sony for final test!” it said.

In another one, it added: “We’re still bug fixing #MinecraftXbox1 and #MinecraftPSVita. We’ll give you news when we have it.”

When 4J and Mojang announced Minecraft for the next-gen consoles, they targeted an August release date. The PlayStation 4 version might end up being released by the end of the month, according to GameSpot.

4J also released a new trailer for Minecraft on the PS4.

For both the PS4 and Xbox One versions, Minecraft will reportedly be about 36 times larger than the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions.

 

Here’s the full specs for the next-gen editions, per Mojang:

 

“Xbox One: 

-Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be released on Xbox Live Marketplace in August. It brings significantly bigger worlds and a greater draw distance than Xbox 360 Edition.
-It will include all the features from the most recent Xbox 360 title update.
-Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will cost $19.99.
-If you’ve bought Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition from Xbox Live Marketplace, or played online with the disc version, you will be able to upgrade to Xbox One Edition for $4.99.
You will be able to upgrade for a minimum of a year after the release date.
-Players with Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition saves will be able to import their worlds to Xbox One. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to transfer saves from Xbox One to Xbox 360. We can make worlds bigger without too much stress, but shrinking them causes all kinds of problems.
-Cross platform play will not be possible between Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
-Many, but not all, of the DLC skins and texture packs you’ve purchased for Xbox 360 Edition will be available for use in Xbox One Edition. We’d like to say all your DLC would transfer, but some of the items are trapped in licensing deals that are too boring to get into here. We’ll have more on this soon.

PS3 / PS Vita:

-Minecraft: Playstation 3 + Vita Edition will be available on the PSN in August.
It will include all the features from the most recent Playstation 3 version, including online play on Vita.
-This means everyone who has bought Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition from PSN will get it on Vita for free. Those fluent in Sony-speak might refer to the deal as “Cross-buy.”
-We are working closely with Sony Computer Entertainment to look into ways to enable upgrade from the Blu-ray disc version of Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition to Minecraft: Playstation 3 and Vita. We’ll have more info on this closer to release.
-Minecraft: Playstation 3 + Vita Edition will cost $19.99.
-It doesn’t matter if you buy for PS3 or Vita first, you own the game for both platforms.
-Saves are transferrable between the Playstation 3 and Vita versions of Minecraft. You will be able to craft at home on your Playstation 3, then continue on the bus/toilet with your Playstation Vita.
-All of the DLC you’ve purchased for Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition will work on Playstation 3 + Vita Edition.

PS4:

-Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition will be released on the PSN in August. It brings significantly bigger worlds and a greater draw distance than Playstation 3 + Vita Edition.
-It will include all the features from the most recent Playstation 3 version.
-Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition will cost $19.99.
-If you’ve bought Playstation 3 Edition from the Playstation Network you will be able to upgrade for $4.99.
-You will be able to upgrade for a minimum of a year after the release date.
-We are working closely with Sony Computer Entertainment to look into ways to enable upgrade from the Blu-ray disc version of Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition to Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition. We’ll have more info on this closer to release.
-Players with Playstation 3 Edition or Playstation 3 + Vita Edition saves will be able to import their worlds to Playstation 4. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to transfer your saves from —- -Playstation 4 to Playstation 3/Vita. There are technical reasons for this; we can make worlds bigger without too much stress, but shrinking them causes all kinds of problems.
-Cross-platform play will not be possible between Playstation 3 + Vita Edition and Playstation 4 Edition.
-Many, but not all, of the DLC skins and texture packs you’ve purchased for Playstation 3 Edition will be available for use in Playstation 4 Edition. We’d like to say all your DLC would transfer but some of the items are trapped in licensing deals that are too boring to get into here. We’ll have more on this soon.

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