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Minecraft coming to Xbox One, PS4, and Vita August, upgrade discount available

Posted on May 22, 2014 AT 08:50am

Mojang has announced that Minecraft will finally be coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and Xbox One this August, with the option to upgrade from the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions at a discount.

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will feature bigger worlds and a larger draw distance, according to Mojang, and will contain all of the features in the most current Xbox 360 update. On its own the game will cost $19.99, but if you’ve bought Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition from the Marketplace or played the disc version online you can upgrade for $4.99—available for one year after the Xbox One launch. Xbox 360 saves can be transferred to Xbox One, but it won’t work the other way round due to increased world size.

Cross-platform play will not be possible between Xbox 360 and Xbox One, but most purchased DLC and texture packs will carry over.

The Vita version will be bundled with Minecraft: PlayStation 3 Edition for $19.99 on the PSN. If you already own the PSN PlayStation 3 version you can upgrade for free, but Mojang is still working with Sony to offer the same deal to owners of the disc version. Saves are transferable between the PS3 and Vita Edition, and all PS3 DLC will work with Vita.

Finally, the PlayStation 4 version also features bigger worlds and a greater draw distance, and like the Xbox One version will include all the content in the most recent PS3 update. It will cost $19.99, or is available at a discounted $4.99 if you own the digital PS3 Edition. As with Xbox, PS3 and Vita worlds can be transferred to PS4, but not the other way around. Cross-platform play between PS3/Vita and PS4 is not possible, but most purchased PS3 DLC is compatible with PS4.

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