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Next-Gen Minecraft gets Release Date and Price

Finally! Mojang has been updating and teasing the release of the new Minecraft editions for Xbox One, PS4, and Vita for months now but today, fans finally have some substantial information regarding the games following a new press release:

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

  • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be released on Xbox Live Marketplace in August including all the features from the most recent Xbox 360 title update
  • Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will cost $19.99.
  • If you’ve bought a digital or retail copy of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition you will be able to upgrade to Xbox One Edition for $4.99 for a minimum of a year after the release date.
  • Players with Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition saves will be able to import their worlds to Xbox One (but not the other way around). Cross platform play will not be available.
  • Many of the DLC skins and texture packs you’ve purchased for Xbox 360 Edition will be available for use in Xbox One Edition.

Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition

  • Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition will be released on the PSN in August including all the features from the most recent Playstation 3 version.
  • Minecraft: Playstation 4 Edition will cost $19.99.
  • If you’ve bought a digital copy of Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition you will be able to upgrade to Playstation 4 Edition for $4.99 for a minimum of a year after the release date. Mojang is working with Sony regarding upgrading a retail copy of Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition to Playstation 4 Edition.
  • Players with Playstation 3 Edition or Playstation 3 + Vita Edition saves will be able to import their worlds to Playstation 4 (not the other way around). Cross-platform play will not available.
  • Many of the DLC skins and texture packs you’ve purchased for Playstation 3 Edition will be available for use in Playstation 4 Edition.

Minecraft: PS3 and Vita Edition

  • Minecraft: Playstation 3 + Vita Edition will be available on the PSN in August including all the features from the most recent Playstation 3 version, including online play on Vita.
  • Minecraft: Playstation 3 + Vita Edition will cost $19.99.
  • Everyone who has bought the digital copy of Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition from PSN will get it on Vita for free (and vice-versa).
  • Mojang is working with Sony into upgrading from the retail version of Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition to Minecraft: Playstation 3 and Vita.
  • Saves are transferrable between the Playstation 3 and Vita versions of Minecraft.
  • All of the DLC you’ve purchased for Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition will work on Playstation 3 + Vita Edition.

Are you excited for this August?


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