Minecraft was a real success for the various platforms on which it has been released. It had a real success for the Windows PC and on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles and now, Minecraft is coming to the next-generation consoles Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and for PlayStation Vita also.
Minecraft for PC was able to bring all this game’s features, while the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 had a few limited features such as the PlayStation controller. On the other hand, the Minecraft for iPad version got a creative mode and control system which was compatible with its touchscreen.
Mojang is currently working with 4J Studios to bring their game to the next-generation consoles and they already tweeted that they “can see the light at the end of the tunnel”. They also confirmed that the game will come not only for the next-generation consoles Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but also for the PlayStation Vita. The release date for the new versions of Minecraft will be released in August 2014.
Microsoft gave us a few hints about the new version of Minecraft on their next-generation console, saying that it will support up to 8 players in multiplayer mode. However, they also added that in the upcoming patches, the number of total players supported on multiplayer mode will be increased.
4J Studios said that Minecraft on the next-generation consoles will support 36 times bigger worlds and they will come with improved graphics. They also added that the Minecraft players from Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will be able to import their saved worlds to the next-generation consoles. In addition, the owners of Minecraft on Xbox One and PlayStation 3 will have the opportunity to buy the Minecraft on the next-generation consoles for only 4.99 dollars, while the new players will have to pay 19.99 dollars to purchase it.
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