A rumor going around is that the Minecraft Xbox One version–and even the PlayStation 4 version to a lesser extent–will be released soon because a title update for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions is almost done.
4J studios, which develops the console ports of the game, announced the news last week.
Players will have access to a number of new features through the update, including new items, new blocks, and new potions. Another big addition is the ability to trade with villagers.
It’s worth noting that there’s no official word on the Xbox One and PS4 release dates or whether the title update completion will spur more work on them.
The theory goes that after the title update is done developers can focus more on the upcoming versions of the games for the next-gen consoles.
The blog Fuse Joplin explains that “The chances of Xbox One updates are indeed boosted by the launch of the revised TU14. It has been said that the X86 algorithms is being used on the console. This is the same design and functionality platform used on Windows computer systems. The implication is that porting the game has been made much easier.”
It also noted that the company usually releases on the Microsoft platform ahead of the PlayStation platform.
Though there’s no word on even an estimated release date, some rumors peg this summer for the release.