‘Minecraft: PS4 Edition’ Now In Certification; ‘Xbox One Edition’ Still Buggy

Minecraft may just make it to next-gen consoles by the end of August. At least, the Playstation 4 Edition should. Developer 4J Studios just announced that they’ve submitted the open-world sandbox game to Sony for certification.

The announcement has been long-awaited by PS4 owners hoping to play Minecraft on their shiny new console with new features. If 4J Studios had any hope of getting the game out by the end of August, it needed to happen today. As The Inquisitr previously report, the certification process for both Microsoft and Sony is two weeks. Sometimes it is less and sometimes it is more, depending on the game.

A two-week certification process means that there’s a strong chance that Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition could be part of the weekly Playstation Store update on Tuesday, August 26.

4J Studios also tweeted out the following concerning the status of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and PS Vita Edition.

This status update puts both the Xbox One release and the PS Vita release of Minecraft at risk of slipping to September. Wednesday is the typical release date for Xbox One digital download games, however. There’s still a shot that the 4J Studios could have it submitted to Microsoft tomorrow and make a Wednesday, August 27 release.

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.

Existing skin packs and texture packs will carry over to Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition, Minecraft: PS Vita Edition, and Minecraft: Xbox One Edition. The exception is the Marvel skin packs due to licensing rights.

Updates for the Minecraft will continue for all platforms once the PS4 Edition, Xbox One Edition, and PS Vita Edition 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.

Do you think Minecraft will make the end of August for the PS4, Xbox One, and PS Vita? Let us know in the comments below.

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