Minecraft is supposed to come on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in August 2014.
Mojang confirmed that Minecraft will be available for download in this summer, at the price of $19.99, but if you already own this game on your Xbox 360 or PS3, you can upgrade the license to an Xbox One or PlayStation 3 for the price of only $4.99. You will also be able to import the saved worlds from Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to your new-generation consoles.
As for the worlds, the new-generation consoles will have 36 larger worlds than the currently ones from Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Even if the base code is unified across the machines, 4J Studios is looking to support some of the unique features that each of the new-generation consoles has.
Paddy Burns, the 4J Studio’s CTO, said that “We will be looking to take advantage of each platform, where it makes sense for the game”.
For example PlayStation 4 uses DualShock touch pad for browsing menus, as well as in-game Creative Menu. Since PS Vita has a touchscreen, we think that 4J Studios is thinking to add it on the Minecraft game.
According to Burns, Minecraft will have a 1.3.2 version on the new-generation consoles, “plus a few features brought forward from later PC versions”.
Burns said that 4J Studios will continue to add new features across all platforms after they release Minecraft for Xbox One, PS4 and PS Vita.
Do you think 4J Studios could add more features on Minecraft for the new-generation consoles?
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