After a prolonged break for the holidays, the team at 4J Studios is back in the office this week and has once again begun working to improve the console editions of Minecraft. The developer confirmed on their official Twitter account that they are now busy trying to get the latest Minecraft title update released on the Playstation 4 since the patch is now available on every platform except Sony’s newest console.
“Happy New Year! We’re back and working on bug fixes. We’re hoping to hear from Sony America today about the PS4 update in North America.”
The title update for Minecraft will add several new mechanics to the Playstation 4 version of the voxel-based game. The most prominent new feature gives fans the ability to tame their own horses and donkeys to ride within Minecraft‘s blocky worlds.
The patch initially became available last month on the Xbox One and Xbox 360 editions of Minecraft. As the Inquisitr previously reported, the Minecraft update was then released on the PS3 and PS Vita one week later on Christmas Day. At the time, 4J Studios revealed that they were still dealing with issues with Sony’s certification process that prevented the most recent Minecraft patch from being deployed on the Playstation 4 in North America.
Unfortunately, the developer also announced at the time that they were then starting their holiday vacation, which would leave the entire Minecraft team out of the office until the start of the new year. As of Monday, 4J Studios confirmed that they have now returned to work and have already started fixing bugs and are continuing to work with Sony to release the newest update for Minecraft on the Playstation 4 in North America. The patch is now already available on all other platforms and was previously even released on the PS4 edition of Minecraft in Europe.
Among the bugs that are currently being investigated within the console versions of Minecraft, as Microsoft Studios’ Roger Carpenter revealed over the weekend, is that some users are currently experiencing issues when trying to transfer their existing Minecraft saves from the Xbox 360 over to the Xbox One. Carpenter, who has served as producer on both of Minecraft‘s Xbox editions, confirmed that the bug is now being looked at.
4J Studios popular console ports of Minecraft first released for the Xbox 360 in 2012. The game later launched on the Playstation 3 the following year. The developer quickly spread the sandbox title to an even larger selection of consoles this past summer by releasing new versions of Minecraft for the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PS Vita.
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