Minecraft not launching with PlayStation 4

4J Studios confirms upcoming sandbox game will not be available for PlayStation 4 at launch.

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The PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft will not be available when the system launches on Friday, developer 4J Studios said today on Twitter.

"No, it won't be a launch title," the developer said.

At Sony's Gamescom 2013 media briefing in August, the company announced that Minecraft for PlayStation 4 would be available at launch for the PS4. No reason for the delay was provided.

Minecraft is also in development for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita. 4J Studios said today that "We're hard at work getting Minecraft: PS3 Edition ready for testing just now," though no release date has been set.

Minecraft is currently an exclusive to Xbox on consoles, with the Xbox 360 version having sold over 8 million copies. The game is also coming to Xbox One. Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson recently appeared on The Late Late Show, where he ate chocolate and discussed Mario Kart with host Craig Ferguson.

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If you follow the Mojang dev twitter feeds you'll see that they do more running-around-the-world-as-community-darlings than development. Minecraft PE hasn't seen a release for 6 months now. It'd be a great gig as a developer, but as a company they need to buckle down and get some software released.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> MCPE was recently updated THREE months ago, they are working on snapshots, and Notch is also working on 0x10c! So I think they are doing just fine!

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This is great news for all those soon-to-be PlayStation 4 owners who didn't have any other devices that were capable of playing Minecraft. And they'll be able to play it in glorious 1080p which XBOX users are stuck with lowly 720p. Ha ha ha!

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@theKSMM If you really think that higher resolution makes the game better then I feel bad for you, because that means you've sorely mistaken the purpose of Minecraft.

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Just add in cross-save and it's fine.

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Normally I would be bummed but between the plus games, amazon B2G1 deal and gamefly, I am good for a spell.

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I wonder if all those delays has something to do with M$ ? I find it hard to believe that all developer are so lacking in skills that they aren't able to bring single game on time.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> They aren't working on one game. They have to work on scrolls and an xbox, xbox one, ps3, ps4, pc, and mobile version

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Weak! How long does it take to port minecraft??! Seriously?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Well considering they are making PS4, PS3, PSVita, Xbox One and still updating the Xbox 360 version it's going to take some time to get it completely finished it's not like they can snap their fingers and boom it's done. Takes time man but it will come just gotta be patient

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This game is highly shall I say "time taking." Got this on 360 way back when. PS buyers beware, prepare to spend way to many hours playing this when it comes your way. It is the funnest game that looks like an old 8 bit game you will probably play for a long time. I am just curious how the next gen versions will look in comparision to the current gen.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> owww god look at the 4K highdef pixels

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<< LINK REMOVED >> It's a brilliantly addictive game. As far as how it will look, probably not much better since the PC version does not look much different from the 360 version and they aren't going to be improving the graphics of a game they didn't make if that makes sense. Either way I'm gunna be picking this up for PS4

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Thank goodness. My bro might actually be able to play his for awhile before his Minecraft-addicted kid takes it over.

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I honestly can not understand the appeal of this game. It's truly one of the ugliest game ever made in the last 20 years. Even the original Doom and Wolfenstein looks better. It's far more fun playing with a Crysis SDK or portal level editor. South Park got it right. This game is completely pointless.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I don't know if your trolling or if you truly think graphics are the only thing that matters in games.

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Can you read? I said the game is completely pointless just like the South Park episode made fun of. It's more fun to mess with a level editor for Crysis, Portal, Doom 3, Halo, etc. Not only that but the game is truly the ugliest POS game and it's almost insulting to put it on next gen consoles.

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Can you explain what so pointless about it? Every game is pointless if you take the time to break them down. You based an opinion off of a tv show made for retarded kids, as well you keep voing back to graphics. Something about the game has to be good or 8 miilion xbox owners wouldnt have it and over 12 million pc owners wouldnt have it with those numbers growing everyday.

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because it haver to be aout on the Xbox One first thats why

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Sony isn't the one to blame. Sony doesn't go up to a developer and tell them to delay it. It is completely up to the developer whether or not they want more time for their product

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Uhhh how am I bragging? Because I said Sony isn't the one telling developers to delay their games? Do you even know the definition of bragging? And I never said anything about other features that are not supported so why bring that up? I know Sony has made mistakes I'm not stupid. Like I personally think it's stupid how the PS4 won't support PS3 Bluetooth headsets or external hard drives.

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minecraft on anything but PC sucks, YOU CAN'T DOWNLOAD MODS SUCKERS ! on the other hand we can't play gta v, shame ...

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Sony should have just launched the PS4 late 2014 or 2015... and spared themselves such a humiliating launch lineup...

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@NoAngle Theres hardly a killer launch game on Xbone either...Ryse...pass. Forza...done that. Dead Rising 3....meh. Oh Killer Instinct with 1 character,lol....and COD in 720p...lol. Have fun with that.

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Sony should have just had someone in house port minecraft over. Leaving this to 4J seems silly since they're probably busy with the xboxone port, and of course they are going to prioritize microsoft for the moneys. But as it's been stated, who doesn't already have minecraft on one system or another already?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I dont have it on any other system

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Um....who cares?

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I can't imagine there is literally ANYONE out there who is getting the PS4 for Minecraft.

Whether they be a console gamer, a PC gamer, or a complete non-gamer, given the number of other platforms upon which you can play Minecraft, it being missing on the PS4 at launch is essentially a non-issue.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I am someone who wants it for PS4. I want it on consoles, but I don't want the 360 or X1 version.

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Not getting a Ps4 till the spring anyway, and I shall be playing Space Engineers until then, if not beyond.

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Minecraft is a PC game. Any PC on the planet can run it. Why would you ever get it for a console?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> So I can play it on a large tv while sitting on a comfy chair.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Steam Big Picture mode, hello?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> So you can buy one thing but another thing is just too much. Lazy ass.

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@Thanatos2k Cheap cable and wireless controllers are all additional things you have to buy that just comes with a console the person is most likely already getting.

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The guy is obviously living in 1998.

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@Meta-Gnostic @Thanatos2k So you're too lazy to run a cheap cable like you probably already do with cable TV or internet. Got it. Also there are things called wireless controllers, and they work with PCs.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Don't have anywhere to put PC next to TV, not going to buy and run 15 foot HDMI cable, not going to buy wireless mouse and keyboard, not going to try and use mouse and keyboard on lap.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> install couple of mods then it hogs up to 4gb of memory !!!!!!!!!!! love this game, Oh man...

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<< LINK REMOVED >> 'Any PC on the planet can run it,' this statement is error.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Well I suppose if you have a 10 year old E-machine or something....

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