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PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft fails Sony certification

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Posted on August 20, 2014 AT 11:39am

If you’ve been waiting patiently (or impatiently) for the PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft, I’ve got some bad news—your wait just got longer.

4J Studios—the development team behind the console and handheld ports of Mojang’s unbelievably popular world-building game Minecraft—announced on Twitter that the PS4 version failed Sony’s certification process:

Sony found some issues we have to fix in their final test of #MinecraftPS4 :(
We’re fixing, but we need to go through the process again.

Now, this isn’t the end of the world, as many games fail the certification process when first submitted. Hopefully the issue is a small one, and it’ll only be a short delay in getting the game into the hands of eager players.

While Minecraft is already available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the reason the PS4 (and Xbox One) versions are so anticipated is that they’ll have far larger world sizes—as opposed to the incredibly small worlds in the previous console versions. Even with this delay, hopefully the PS4 version of Minecraft will still hit in either late August or early September.

What about the Xbox One and Vita versions of the game? They’re still definitely coming—but 4J Studios has given no clear indication as of yet on when exactly that’ll be happening.

Eric L. Patterson, Executive Editor
Eric L. Patterson got his start via self-publishing game-related fanzines in junior high, and now has one goal in life: making sure EGM has as much coverage of niche Japanese games as he can convince them to fit in. Eric’s also active in the gaming community on a personal level, being an outspoken voice on topics such as equality in gaming and consumer rights. Stalk him on Twitter: @pikoeri. Meet the rest of the crew.

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