Xbox One Minecraft Is Nearly Ready

Developer 4J Studios hands game off to Microsoft for final certification.

The Xbox One version of Minecraft, Mojang's open-ended sandbox game, is nearly ready to be released. Developer 4J Studios writes on Twitter that the game has been handed over to Microsoft for final certification testing. If the game passes, you can expect it to be released soon.

Mincraft for Xbox One is already late, as it was originally expected to launch on Microsoft's new console in August.

4J Studios sent the PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft to Sony for certification last month, but the game failed Sony's testing. The developer has since re-submitted the game.

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 has been an incredible success since its full release on PC in 2011. The game has 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.

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ajsalim123
ajsalim123

This is Xb1 latest system seller.........a 3 year old game, on multiple systems......IKR

Jasper_73
Jasper_73

Played all day yesterday time just disappeared. Its been a couple of years since my last play through, and there have been lots of additions since then. The size of the game is huge compared to 360 version, however it would have been nice to have a deeper terrain.

simsumre
simsumre

Why do you even need this game on a console? You don't need a serious gaming computer to run MC, a toaster could run this game. And you get the real experience on a PC. Honestly, if you have MC on console you're doing it wrong.

vadagar1
vadagar1

if u get this game for the MP experiance 


ur gonna have a BAD TIME

Jock9
Jock9

It'll be good once both the PS4 and Xbox One versions are released, it's only £20.00 for the PS4 version here in the UK so I'm definitely looking forward to playing it.

psxp-one
psxp-one

I think Microsoft is hoping this would be the console seller so it makes sense to them to get it out first...

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Where's the new releases? It's Tuesday and there's a few good games out. Sims 4, Dance Central Spotlight, and the Titanfall 8v8 pilot mode is out.

StHapns247
StHapns247

Arriving Friday on Xbox One.

I'm better at news than Eddie.

DrKill09
DrKill09

This turd is an insult to retro games.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Oh God, I wonder how many kids are going to re-buy this game again since it's now on yet another platform? 

Gencic
Gencic

Yawn. Give us some real games. Not dying indie dropouts.

hailtotheking21
hailtotheking21

Wow look at all these kids arguing about PC vs console. Really it all boils down to a matter of preference. If you like a console the go be jolly on a console. If you like PC then go tweak out with your coding skills and mods. I personally play all consoles and have a badass PC. Why? Because I can. Though there are those that can't. And frankly I feel sorry for them. But wether you're a console gamer or a PC gamer. You're all forgetting what it's really about. The game. Doesn't matter how you play it. So long as you play it.

And just to add some flavor. With the xbox capabilities. It will be up to speed with the PC soon and will include mod support.

Martyr77
Martyr77

This may be pushing the X bone's graphics but at least they get it.

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

The funny thing about this is that MS boasted the heck out of this game at their E3 reveal as the headliner for their "indie love". Now it looks like it will be on PS4 first. It was seen on the store as 'buy now' which means it is ready to go.



xboxlegacy
xboxlegacy

Cool, another game to my growing Xbox One library! (26 and growing fast) Be getting that for 5 dollars too, good deal.

gajbutler
gajbutler

Just play the PC version, it's cheaper and better.

neowarrior793
neowarrior793

see this news can be spun in so many ways for MS or mojang to have egg on their faces. if theres a bug on the xbox one version then MS have terrible testing and its there problem, if it dosnt pass then mojang aren't trying enough. if it does pass then mojang purposely gave the ps4 a buggy version.  (im just sayin) 

Jasper_73
Jasper_73

@simsumre I have played both and and really enjoy split screen co op. Also I have a reasonable pc but it doesn't run that well graphics can be glichy and framerate isn't that good. I dont know why this is I can only think it is not optimised that well for my configuration. However it is immensely fun on console. And getting better all the time. 

Jasper_73
Jasper_73

@Jock9 If you have already bought it on last gen its only £3.99 on current platforms.

ima_flyguy
ima_flyguy

It's came out on ps4 in the UK on the 2/9/14 and it's £12.99 I played it all last night with friends was a lot of fun.

ima_flyguy
ima_flyguy

It came out in the UK on ps4 already I played it all night and people streaming it on twitch. 2nd September release on ps4:)

ima_flyguy
ima_flyguy

Ps4 version is already in the store in some EU countries so bad luck. France already have it on ps4.

Gen007
Gen007

@psxp-one It was supposed to be out first on the ps4 first but it failed certification sounds like sony tried to rush them so...

Burriscold
Burriscold

I was just about to post that as well. X1 for the win once again. Keep it up M$!

TroyTrojanGamer
TroyTrojanGamer

@spacecadet25 Not only kids.  I'm buying it also because it's a fun game.  But your free to only buy games with metro asians like Final Fantasy if that's your idea of being grown.  

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

@spacecadet25 Plenty, I am sure. I imagine plenty are willing to sell or be rid of theoir 360s and PS3s and the more games that can be transferred over. . the better. I mean, why not?

Gbullet
Gbullet

@Gencic I know right ? Minecraft on the Xbox One ... what the hell.

Burriscold
Burriscold

Thats a negative, the PSduh cant get ANYTHING right. Maybe next year or 2016, but not this year. And minecraft for XB1 will be released this friday. There goes your theory

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

@WingChopMasta Not at this rate. It failed the first round of certification. I wouldn't doubt that they both come out at the same time.

bobbetybob
bobbetybob

@gajbutler  The PC version is an absolute pain to play with friends without renting a server.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

I saw that. Didn't look too exciting.

ima_flyguy
ima_flyguy

It's already out in Europe on ps4 it's in the playstation store for digital download.

RedDragonGecko
RedDragonGecko

@bobbetybob @gajbutler Really? I must be doing it wrong than. I've been hosting private servers(@home) for my friends for years now and all it takes is about 5 minutes to forward ports.

I've also played on a dozen or so public servers with friends. Wish I'd known this whole time that I was supposed to be having a bad time.

Lazerith91
Lazerith91

He does have a point. This is going to turn into negative news for someone. Or everyone will just claim sony has higher standards.

Bazongaman502
Bazongaman502

@Sevenizz First time playing it, not that bad. Also I guess the chat is cross plat. Been talking (typing) to PS4 players for a while

xboxonly1
xboxonly1

@Gencic @Gbullet  I haven't brought it for consoles but I will tell you its not really an indie, if you think mine craft is an indie game then you don't know what an indie game is. maybe you don't like mine craft but there are plenty of other games coming. 

Lazerith91
Lazerith91

Congratualations you learned how to host minecraft servers. Want a cookie? I too hosted servers on minecraft. It didn't make the process any less of a pain in the ass.

sgtpepper1806
sgtpepper1806

@Lazerith91 How so? BOTH versions have been (re)submitted. If anything it shows that the devs favored PS4 because they tried to release on there first.

Lazerith91
Lazerith91

Because bad news is good news on the internet. It's all about starting up console wars and ripping on companies these days.

Lazerith91
Lazerith91

I honestly pity you. How you handle situations such as this one speaks heavily on the type of life you have. You need to act out online to make up for the lack of self worth the real world has left you with. You'll acquire that self esteem some day. I believe in you.

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

@Lazerith91 . . Or the Xbox One and the PS4 have the same standards and what was not ready for the One was clearly not ready for the PS4 and that it not passing certification really isn't news.

Lazerith91
Lazerith91

Periods dude. Periods....or at least some commas.

Lazerith91
Lazerith91

I gave up after I accidentally tied my fingers to my shoes. Velcro is also a no go. The sound gives me nightmares. Now I wear safe, protective slippers.