While the PS4 date is unknown, Mojang's Daniel Kaplan tweeted that "Sony friends" can expect a "Minecraft surprise soon... or maybe sooner?!" That tease followed a PlayStation France tweet that claimed the PS4 version will release today, though as yet no other Sony channels have confirmed that. As soon as someone digs up a concrete release date for the PS4 version, we'll let you know.
Update: The PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft appears to have launched in the EU. There's still no word on when the game will reach North America or other territories.
The new versions of Minecraft feature worlds up to 36 times larger than their last-generation originals, along with greater draw distances. Also, PS3 and Xbox 360 owners can import their worlds into the PS4 and Xbox One versions respectively.
The news comes in the same week Mojang released Minecraft 1.8 on PC, the update that's been in development the longest at the Swedish studio, coming in at 300 days. So it's no surprise it's a bit of a biggie, adding a whole host of changes you can browse through here. Highlights include new Guardian and Endermite mobs balanced by the introduction of - 'd'awww - rabbits. Oh, and killer bunnies who are less d'awww but still somewhat d'awww.
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
- Drive capacity 500 GB
- Controller type Wired, Wireless
- Motion controls Accelerometer, Gyroscopic, Camera / optical
- Video outputs HDMI
- Weight 6.17 lb
- Released 2013-11-15
Microsoft Xbox One