Minecraft PS4 Fails Sony Certification

"Issues" discovered during final testing period mean 4J Studios will need to fix them and re-submit.

The PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft failed Sony's certification test, and as a result, developer 4J Studios will need to take some extra time to fix bugs and submit the game all over again. The studio announced the news on Twitter today.

"Sony found some issues we have to fix in their final test of Minecraft PS4," 4J Studios said with a sad face attached. "We're fixing, but we need to go through the process again."

4J Studios submitted the PS4 version of Minecraft to Sony for certification on August 12. The game is expected to launch this month, though the need to re-submit would appear to put that release date in question. A PlayStation Vita version of Minecraft is also in development and is scheduled to launch this month. That version is undergoing bug testing right now, 4J says.

As for the Xbox One version of Minecraft, it, too, is projected to launch in August, with 4J Studios now spending time fixing bugs before sending the game off to Microsoft for final certification.

If you already own the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 version of Minecraft, you can get the game on Xbox One or PS4 for $5, and your saves will carry forward. When it's released, the PS Vita version of Minecraft will be available as a cross-buy game with the PS3 iteration.

Minecraft, an open-ended sandbox game, has been an incredible success since its full release on PC in 2011. The game has since sold around 54 million copies across all platforms, and it's even possible that it could come to Nintendo platforms like the Wii U or 3DS someday.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Must be a horrible state if I look at games that actually got released

KahnArtizt
KahnArtizt

And Silent Hill HD Collection did pass certification? They shoulda sent that one back for sure.

GamerYnoX
GamerYnoX

DayZ will fail Sony certification over and over.

Gankstar_VX84
Gankstar_VX84

wow, how fail do you have to be to.. fail at porting MINECRAFT of all things? people pay for anything I guess..

Zenwork21
Zenwork21

Quality first, stop releasing bugged game

vadagar1
vadagar1

the only standard SONY understands is money


Notch just needs to shell out some "gift" money for the high ups in SONY


god these Europeans think everyone is a Borg drone like them .... we work we get payed we make order we have rules wak wak wak... robot European follow rules... wak wak wak 

NEWS FLASH Mojang, the gaming industry is no different from the drug industry it just has less guns

darthvandersag
darthvandersag

You know which Star Wars game I want? KOTOR3.

I'm raising awareness for the cause of KOTOR3. If you want KOTOR3 say,

"GIVE ME SOME KOTOR, GIVE ME KOTOR 3"

darthvandersag
darthvandersag

You know what I hope gets ps4 certification? KOTOR3.

I'm raising awareness for the cause of KOTOR3. If you want KOTOR3 say,

"GIVE ME SOME KOTOR, GIVE ME KOTOR 3"

sandman338
sandman338

Why isn't Sony holding the 'indie' developers hand on this? 

saltlife225
saltlife225

Minecraft buggy? Oh, no, no, no. PS4 buggy.

skipper847
skipper847

hahaha this is just another ploy to get you thinking they take care in quality control. lol

mrdouglas99
mrdouglas99

Meanwhile, the mobile/pocket/tablet version offers infinite worlds to play in...

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

So that's why many games get delayed a month...

REDDSouljah420
REDDSouljah420

What exactly will be better than the version that came out on PS3?

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

Who's the second from the left? A generic NHL player?

Metalnoid
Metalnoid

Good! i like this. This is not XB1 where you can bring games at 720p, This is PS4 the players...

chippiez
chippiez

Bunch of amateurs.  The minecraft codebase is *not* very complex at all.  It should be pretty well understood by these guys by now.  Id love to see the fail report and see what it failed on.  My guess would be the console specific interrupt bits.

daikkenaurora12
daikkenaurora12

If it has bugs then they should fix it.  Its no big deal.  They should have known about the issue before hand and solved them though.

Slagar
Slagar

This used to be a news website.

Slagar
Slagar

ohmy gods this is big news. obama call a presidents speech, I think this was prophecised in the bible, just before jesus returned. must be ww3 or somethin, who will save us from this tragic event that has enlightened our lives

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

This must be to stop Indies plaguing the store. Steam could do with something like this. It has become a joke these past months. Can barely find a game any more without wading through endless amounts of Indies that are 9/10 complete tosh.

qewretrytuyiuoi
qewretrytuyiuoi

Minecraft is the second best selling game of all time, the first being Wii Sports.  However if you include phones and tablets into the list then the number one slot goes to Tetris then Wii Sports, Minecraft etc.

athasin
athasin

@GamerYnoX By the time DayZ comes to Sony the finished PC version will be considered an old game.

st3ve_pr1tchard
st3ve_pr1tchard

News flash! All Microsoft cares about is money as well. Even just as much as sony IMO. Only gamespot can turn a story like this into a flame bait article. All this crap means nothing . Sony got a bugged out version of minecraft and sent it back to get the kinks worked out . A version hasn't been sent to Microsoft yet. And I'm sure if the game isn't up to par. Microsoft will make them delay as well. People on these gaming sites . Get they're panties in a wad over some of the dumbest articles. " oh no they're delaying a game for bad quality" it's the end of the world . Xbox for the win lol! Silly fanboys! If the delay makes the game better then that's a good thing right? Who's to say Microsoft doesn't delay as well. Nice job Eddie ! Turn a run of the mill article into more flame war.

GingerGSM
GingerGSM

@vadagar1 Because only Sony is out to make money in this business. Microsoft and Valve do it for the good of humanity.

Keitha313
Keitha313

@vadagar1 Is that why they didn't allow them to release the game and make a profit...

st3ve_pr1tchard
st3ve_pr1tchard

Minecraft is more popular on the xbox console. They have plenty of they're own indie developers . No need to sweat minecraft . Never cared for the game myself. So this means nothing to me . They just need to hurry up with planetside 2.

xeidog69
xeidog69

@skipper847  But its the developer commenting on it.....hmmm. not exactly under sonys control if you know what im saying.

st3ve_pr1tchard
st3ve_pr1tchard

I highly doubt it. Last of us remastered is far more technically advanced to minecraft. It runs at 1080p with no problem. They're just having a hard time porting it over to next gen. For all we know xbox one could have same issues. Being that a version hasn't been sent to them yet for testing .

ps4_and_x1
ps4_and_x1

@chippiez  More than likely its not the code for the game, rather its the TRANSFER of game saves from previous generation into next-gen that are causing issues.


When people transfer their saves from previous-gen to next-gen, it needs to be a solid transfer.


That's not an easy thing to code for and test, and its probably been tricky while the virtually limitless possibilities with Minecraft worlds.


If it was just plain old Minecraft, no save transfers, this Java-based game would have been finished months ago.

nomadsalt
nomadsalt

@Slagar 

news def.. newly received or noteworthy information, especially about recent or important events.

Minecraft is a game and this is newly recieved, recent information. Return to your cave.

iambattlecry
iambattlecry

@sonicblast19 Dude not calling you out but that can be said about every Tech Company ever known to man lol.

Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

@sonicblast19 Precisely. They didn't bother checking other games, before putting them in the Store.

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

You "diot" they wanted to release it in that state and Sony rejected them

sonicblast19
sonicblast19

@iambattlecry Yeah,but with Sony's promises of being the best place to experience content,the framerate issues of CoD Ghosts on PS4 and the almost broken Borderlands 2 on Vita makes the Sony platform not so good for gaming.