Minecraft Xbox One, PS4, PS Vita Update: Out in September Now? 4J Tweets that it’s Still ‘Bug Fixing’

July 30, 2014 Updated: August 1, 2014    

Minecraft for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PS Vita might have been delayed, according to a report this week.

It was announced a few weeks ago that the popular game would come to those platforms sometime in August.

But according to NowGamer, “there is now evidence to suggest that the release date for the PS4, Xbox One and PS Vita versions of Minecraft may have been delayed into September.”

A TV ad for the PS Vita says the game will be “out in September” and shows Minecraft on the Vita. However, it’s unclear if that applies for the PS4 and Xbox One editions.

On Tuesday, 4J Studios tweeted about the game’s progress.

“We’re still bug fixing #MinecraftXbox1, #MinecraftPS4 and #MinecraftPSVita. Thanks for you patience!” the firm wrote. “Taking a break from bug fixing to watch the Red Arrows performing over East Linton!” the company also said a few days prior to that.

In the next-gen versions of Minecraft, the game world is said to be about 36 times larger. 4J also announced that Xbox One users won’t have to start entirely new games if they also own the Xbox 360 version.

 

Here’s the full details for the next-gen and PS Vita version, per 4J and 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.