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Minecraft for Xbox One & PS4 will release in August

by William Schwartz

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Minecraft on the Xbox One and PS4 will release in August, Mojang has confirmed in an apologetic statement on its website.  The bad news is that you’ll have to wait a few more months to get hands on with these bigger and better versions of the game.  The good news?  Those who already own the games will be able to upgrade for a “small fee”.

Minecraft Xbox One Edition will cost $19.99, if you played either the digital version or the disc-based version on Xbox 360, it’ll cost you $4.99 to upgrade.  Owners of the game on Xbox 360 will have one year to upgrade, after the August release date.

Xbox 360 saves will carry over to the Xbox One, however Xbox One saves will not be able to transfer back to the Xbox 360.  “We can make worlds bigger without too much stress, but shrinking them causes all kinds of problems, ” reads the post.

Cross Platform play will not be available between Xbox 360 and Xbox One.  The company also says that “many, but not all,” of the downloadable content you’ve purchased on the Xbox 360 (like skins and texture packs) will be available for use in the Xbox One edition.

As for the PlayStation 4, the features are very similar, though there are caveats.  Mojang announced that PlayStation 3 Minecraft players who purchased digitally will definitely be able to upgrade for $4.99, but they are still looking into an upgrade system for those who own the Blu-ray disc version.

Mojang says that a PlayStation 3/PS Vita version of the game will arrive in August alongside.  Though it sounds like the game won’t be very compatible with the PS4 version, like it will with the Vita.  Good thing there’s remote play.

 

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