New-gen owners may be among the latest to lose some beauty sleep. Minecraft developer Mojang’s now detailed its upcoming ports for the famously addictive indie title to PlayStation 4, Vita and Xbox One to arrive later this August.
All available for download, the PS4 and Xbox One versions will both cost you a straight up $19.99 (about £12) and discounted at a mere $4.99 (roughly £3) for owners of the the corresponding last-gen console version. Players may also upgrade and buy the game cheaper for at least a year according to the latest word from Mojang.
As promised, you’ll be able to import worlds from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, and from PS3 to PS4, but alas, not backwards from new to old consoles. The PS4 and Xbox One Minecrafts will be “significantly” bigger and offer a rather fine draw distance.
Most (though not all) DLC skins and packs will apparently migrate from one generation to the next, and meanwhile some content is purportedly trapped in the limbo of licensing deals at the present. Last but not least, Minecraft’s PlayStation Vita version, a Cross-Save, Cross-Buy title comparable to the game’s PS3 port. All PS3 version owners will be upgraded in a jiffy to a new PS3 + Vita Edition, with all current PS3 DLC transferrable.
Mojang’s Owen Hill wrote this to fans, both apologizing for the delay and inviting players of the crafty sort into the wonderful world that awaits them:
“Apologies for the delay, but putting Minecraft on new consoles is a serious business. People have been using phrases like ‘logistically-speaking,’ ‘infinite terrain’, and ‘platform parity’ for months now. We’ve decided that letting current players upgrade for a small fee is the best way to show our appreciation. If you’re a new crafter who’s looking to pick up Minecraft in the next few months – welcome!”