Minecraft PS4 fails certification as August creeps to a close

It's looking unlikely Minecraft will meets its August release window on PS4 after it failed Sony's certification tests. So it's back to the fixing board for 4J Studios, and the team will have to re-submit the game for certification before it can be released.

4J's been busy fixing issues and squishing bugs throughout the month, and not just in the PS4 version but in the upcoming Xbox One and Vita releases too. We've reached out to the studio to confirm a delay, and whether that'll affect just the PS4 version or other platforms too. All three ports are currently due for release this month.

When they do hit, the Xbox One and PS4 versions of Mojang's somewhat popular game will be priced at $20 on digital storefronts. Owners of downloaded Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will be able to upgrade to Xbox One and PS4 respectively for $5 - that offer will be valid for at least a year past release date. As for what's new in the new ports, expect larger worlds and greater draw distance than in the previous console releases.

As for the Vita version, it's cross-buy with PS3 meaning users who bought Minecraft on the console get the handheld port for free, while new buyers will unlock the game on both PS3 and Vita. Like the other ports, the asking price to grind your pickaxe on Vita is $20.

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