Minecraft coming to Xbox One, PS4 in August with a $5 upgrade deal

Plus, if you own the Xbox 360/PS3 version, your saves will carry forward.

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[UPDATE] Mojang announced today that Minecraft is also coming to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in August. If you already bought the PS3 version, you can upgrade for $5, just like on Xbox One. You're also able to import your saves from PS3 to PS4, but not from PS4 to PS3 due to technical reasons. The PS Vita version of Minecraft will also go on sale in August through a special $20 Minecraft: PS3 + Vita Edition. "This means everyone who has bought Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition from PSN will get it on Vita for free. Those fluent in Sony-speak might refer to the deal as 'Cross-buy,'" Mojang said. Saves are transferrable between the PS3 and PS Vita versions of Minecraft. Plus, all of the DLC you've purchased for Minecraft PS3 will work on PS Vita.

For a detailed breakdown of the Xbox One, PS4, and PS Vita versions of Minecraft, head to Mojang's website.

The original story is below.

Microsoft announced today that Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will launch through the Xbox Live Marketplace in August. It will be available for $20, but if you already own Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, you'll be able to upgrade for $5. This offer will be good through August 2015.

There's no word yet on a specific release date for Minecraft: Xbox One Edition or any details about a possible disc-based version. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition originally launched as a digital game, before later being made available on a disc.

If you already own Microsoft: Xbox 360 Edition, you'll have the option to import your saved game data to the Xbox One version, meaning you won't have to start from scratch if you don't want to. Microsoft says most, but not all, of your downloadable skins and texture packs will also carry forward to the Xbox One version, but it's not clear which are not making the jump.

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has sold 12 million copies to date. Assuming a $20 price point, that means the game has driven some $240 million in revenue so far. Minecraft is also coming to the PlayStation 4, but Sony has not yet announced when it will be available.

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Discussion

27 comments
evasiiivesj
evasiiivesj

is theres like cross play with psvita and ps3?

steveuk666
steveuk666

does this mean if i borrow the game for my 360 then get it on xb1 it will only cost 5quid, even though i just borrowed the game

Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Only hear good things about it. Maybe I'll give it try. 

MVan86
MVan86

I'd like to know what the situation is for the PS4 - ie will crossbuy be available for PS4 and Vita?

howiex89
howiex89

is this 1080p 60fps cause thats all that matters

Defender1978
Defender1978

Already bought this on XBLA for 360.  The lack of reverse compatiblity is why I didn't buy a next gen console.  My PC plays every game I have ever bought for it for the last 20 years.  I love my 360, but I have no incentive to upgrade.  

Whitescarver
Whitescarver

Gah, fiiiiine, I'll buy a fourth and fifth copy of the game, maybe sixth. 

_williamwallace
_williamwallace

So the vita finally has a game worth playing. .....nice

maxpowr3
maxpowr3

I actually prefer Terraria to Minecraft 

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

How does crappy Minecraft make so much money??  It's akin to the Pet Rock, they sold like crazy at one point and made the guy a millionaire, but eventually people realized it's just a rock in a box.

Evamorgana
Evamorgana

@steveuk666


Sounds like it. I guess if it's linked to your account that qualifies as 'owned'. Most people own digital copies so I can't imagine they'll request a 'barcode' or anything because there isn't one. Mojang isn't pedantic like that. 

metallinatus
metallinatus

You mean that after Watch_Dogs owned every console it doesn't matter anymore?

OuroborosChoked
OuroborosChoked

@_williamwallace You mean unlike Lone Survivor, Gravity Rush, Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward, Terraria, Wipeout 2048, Jet Set Radio, Stealth, Inc, the Corpse Party games, Hotline Miami, and Retro City Rampage?


Yup.  No games at all already.

Evamorgana
Evamorgana

@spacecadet25


because some people enjoy engaging their imaginations. With a pet rock and a box anything is possible! 

ruairionline
ruairionline

@spacecadet25 Because my generation grew up being gamers and now we have young kids. Minecraft is a great game for kids and adults to play together. It helps develop their imagination and creativity and like all good games, it's easy to pickup but difficult to master.

legamurfacexd
legamurfacexd

@spacecadet25 Because it appeals to a very easy to market to demographic. What do most kids you've had the misfortune to have contact with have in common when it comes to interest in games or gaming media? Call of duty, minecraftXDXDXD, pewdiepie!!!!!XDXDXD. You get the pattern? I actually have a hard time finding someone who likes just one of those things and not all. Maybe throw in dark souls for all those "hardcore gamer nerds XD" and that super complicated RPG skyrim.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@spacecadet25  maybe because the game isn't crappy at all it is pixelated heaven. For me it gives me back my childhood memories of building forts and defending your fort from invaders. My friend is a very artistic person and likes the creative freedom in it he designed the batcave for his lair. This game has appeal due to it's sandbox build anything your heart desires. Look at some of the professional stuff people have made mount Rushmore in this game. Even people like me that aren't crafty or artistic can have fun building stuff in that world.

rasterror
rasterror

Because its a great game that sparks creativity. You sound like you were hit in the head with a pet rock when you were young.

greaterdivinity
greaterdivinity

@spacecadet25  Because shockingly, gameplay > graphics.

Having a giant sandbox that lets you create what you want can be pretty compelling.

Also, hype. Success breeds more success.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@spacecadet25 How does crappy [insert title] make so much money? I don't know, but it's probably because people like it.

blackace
blackace

@spacecadet25 It has a huge following. Almost like Pokemon. I don't care for either game to be honest because they are both very time consuming. This is still a pretty good deal for gamers wanting to play it on their XB1. I don't know if it's really worth it though. Especially since all of your add-on content may now make it to the XB1. If you have friends playing on XBox 360 version, why make the jump?

evasiiivesj
evasiiivesj

whats a pc? ppl still use that old junk