A release date for Minecraft for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 may have been revealed, according to a report.
Mojang and 4J, the companies behind the game, previously said the game would be out sometime in August.
NowGamer.com reported that a Minecraft forum user posted a picture of a printout of Xbox One game release dates that were handed out by GameStop. On the printout, the Minecraft release date for the Xbox One is Aug. 19.
It’s still unclear if Minecraft for the PS4 and Xbox One will come out at the same time, but it seems likely.
However, there were reports last week that said Minecraft’s release date for the Xbox One and PS4 would be pushed back to September.
For its part, 4J tweeted a few days ago that “we”re still fixing #MinecraftXbox1, #MinecraftPS4 and #MinecraftPSVita bugs. We’ll let you know when we hand over to the Cert testing teams!”
And later, it wrote that it’s not “stopping making updates for X360,” meaning the Xbox 360., because of work on the next-gen versions.
Mojang previously said this about the Xbox One version:
-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.