‘Minecraft’ PS4 And Xbox One Dev Working The Weekend; Will Game Miss August Release?

The Inquisitr previously reported on a GameStop listing showing that Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be released on August 19. That date is rapidly approaching and 4J Studios haven’t announced that it’s been sent to Playstation or Xbox certification. In fact, the developer is working through the weekend trying to fix bugs.

This wouldn’t be the first time that 4J Studios has crunched through the weekend, but it has now missed the window to get the game out by August 19 and is in danger of missing the month of August altogether. The certification process for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PS Vita is no more than two weeks. Updates typically take less time, but a new game release can take the full certification time, possibly more, if it sent back to the developer with more to fix.

Knowing this, the release date will likely be August 26 if 4J Studios submits Minecraft to be certified for the PS4, Xbox One, or PS Vita by Tuesday, August 12. However, the releases of the game will likely slip to September if they miss that submitting any of the platforms to certification by Tuesday. This is after Sony, Microsoft, and Mojang all announced an August release for the game.

Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition and Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will support worlds that are 36 times larger than the PS3 Edition and Xbox 360 Edition. They will also support transferring worlds to the new editions. Increased multiplayer size and the ability to increase transferred world sizes will have to wait for an update, however.

Existing Xbox 360 and PS3 owners of Minecraft can upgrade to the next-gen console version for $5. If you have already purchased or plan to purchase Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition, you will receive Minecraft: PS Vita Edition for free. Minecraft creator Mojang also recently teased the possibility of custom servers so console players can run persistent worlds even when they are not playing.

Updates for the Minecraft will continue for all platforms once the PS4 Edition, Xbox One Edition, and PS Vita Editions are released starting with update TU 17 / 1.07. Horses, Wither bosses, and Hoppers have all been teased for future updates, we just don’t know which one yet.

Will you be upset if Minecraft slips to a September release for the PS4, Xbox One, or PS Vita? Or, would you rather 4J Studios release the game as bug free as they can? Sound off in the comments below.