Minecraft PS4 Release Date Confirmed For Thursday

Those who own the PS3 version can upgrade to next-gen for $5 (£3).

The PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft launches on Thursday, September 4 and will cost $20 (£12.99) to download, Sony has announced.

Mirroring a similar deal for Xbox One owners, those who have the game on PS3 can purchase the next-gen version for $5 (£3.69).

Meanwhile, all DLC purchased on the PS3 version can be accessed for free on PS4, and all saved content can be carried over too.

Sony claims that Minecraft: PS4 Edition allows players to generate worlds as much as 36 times larger than the PS3 version. Offline multiplayer can support up to four players.

The journey the the PS4 release has not been free of complications. In August, the studio porting the game to PlayStation 4, 4J Studios, said the build had failed Sony's certification test.

Minecraft was a breakthrough hit for its developer Markus Persson. Total downloads of the game now exceed 54 million.

A PS Vita version of the sandbox world-builder is also in development.

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yubin_hydin
yubin_hydin

PS4 Version has anyone noticed the MAP isn't correct, I reached the end of the map and character stops at the map edge, Map extends  well passed the edge of the map.


kezza_c_
kezza_c_

can you go online with the game and join other servers cause it would be plain boring i believe 360 has online

dementedseptin
dementedseptin

The real question is, what is the player limit? is there a dedicated server list? How big are the maps? Is there any mod support for online? (via world edit, towny, world guard, multi worlds)

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

What about the retail copy ? O wait Destiny is out Tuesday who cares anymore ?

tripold
tripold

hmm. what version it may be for PS4? something tell's me It's not 1.8 as the recent update for PC.

Renoo27
Renoo27

Man do I feel gutted. Have it on the 360, not PS3. :\ Wonder if it's still worth the full price. 

sandman338
sandman338

That's amazing!  The day after MS announced the Minecraft was ready Sony finally approved certification and fast tracked the game to come out immediately.  This just proves that competition is important.

metallinatus
metallinatus

Still waiting for the news on the Minecraft Ultimate GOTY Director's Cut Edition announcement for Wii U....

If Minecraft don't be too mature for us, of course.

chrisbritt45
chrisbritt45

going to get this as soon as this comes out


kaliskonig
kaliskonig

Great! now hopefully we can get some worthwhile DLC like Adventure mode and such.

Lostat
Lostat

The UK Minecraft PS4 version costs £12.99 (not £16 as GameSpot seem to wrongly believe).

illage2
illage2

Errr your price is wrong.  The actual price if you own the PS3 version is £3.69 so rounding that up would be about £4.

Proof: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BwrQVaCCUAATmLV.jpg:large


Oh and you should also be aware than unlike the Xbox One version DLC will NOT carry over if you upgrade you have to buy them again when they are released.  (This inlcudes texture packs and skin packs)  Well they didn't carry over for me at least despite owning it on PS3.

_termahnator_
_termahnator_

Lol Sony really wanting this one out first....

AstartesLegion
AstartesLegion

Haha, you can tell that Sony and Microsoft are battling to be the first one to get this out the door.

Sony pulled out ahead at the last second.

kezza_c_
kezza_c_

@tripold well 1.8 is pc not ps so its obviously not, it tends to be a different update on different devices like apple version is way behind on 0.9.5 the pc version has been out longer meaning its at a different version but the ps is meant to have the same things in inventory 

chrisbritt45
chrisbritt45

@margevich thats why its the highest selling console right now. hmmm did sony lie to us. is it just a ploy to get all the adoring video game fans to bow to the power that is sony. did all my friends and people that i work with buy the console just to say they did. do i play on it everyday just because they told me to. is it all just a lie. oh god no the ps4 is dead oh god no. lol

BigBossWato
BigBossWato

Right "dead", well I'll believe it when I'm no longer using it as my main gaming source, but until then I have much to play and plenty to look forward to playing.

crossleyrob
crossleyrob staff

@illage2 Oh blimey, I got that mixed up with the Xbox One prices. Thanks for the clarification bro 

xboxonly1
xboxonly1

@illage2  So don't you have a download list you can get it from? if not that sucks because you paid for it.

xboxonly1
xboxonly1

@AstartesLegion  1 day is nothing it makes me believe the game isn't ready and judging by some of the twitter fans they cant get there DLC they already paid for  free. 

lrdfancypants
lrdfancypants

Yea it's funny to watch. MS got the PR news on release out to the media first though.

sonyonly4
sonyonly4

@xboxonly1 @illage2 Hey what is up with that name buddy > : ( That is my work you are using don't make me pull a Capcom on you.

illage2
illage2

@xboxonly1 @illage2 Yeah when I select the texture packs in the game its keep saying its a trial even though I already paid for them on PS3. 

homelessgamer
homelessgamer

Same here, semi excite about football season. Lol

homey_d_clown
homey_d_clown

@homelessgamer Who's your team?

I'm a Skins fan.