Minecraft fans are waiting for their favorite game to be released for the next-generation consoles Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. It is supposed to come in August, but a few rumors are indicating that the release date will be delayed until September.
However, a fan obtained a list from GameStop about the upcoming Xbox One releases. He goes by the name of RoosterRider80 on Minecraft Forum and after checking his local GameStop, today he was able to get a print of the upcoming Xbox One releases after talking with some guy from the store.
In that list he found that Minecraft: Xbox One version is going to be released on August 19. RoosterRider80 also said that the guy from the store told him that the retail release will happen in the same day.
4J Studios’ latest status update was related to the bug fixes for the Minecraft: Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita editions. All three versions must go through some certification with Sony and Microsoft before they can be released to their consoles. The process usually doesn’t take more than two weeks, which makes August 19 to be a solid date in case 4J Studios managed to send the versions to Sony and Microsoft before 5 August.
The next-generation console versions of Minecraft will be able to support 36 bigger worlds than they are currently on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions. In addition, the gamers that already play Minecraft on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 will be able to save their worlds and import them to the Minecraft: Xbox One and PlayStation 4. However, they will not be able to save worlds on the next-generation consoles and import them to their predecessors.
If you already own Minecraft on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3, you will be able to upgrade it to the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 versions for only 4.99 dollars. The new Minecraft players will have to pay 19.99 dollars for the Minecraft on the next-generation consoles.
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