The first of the new generation of consoles is getting its Minecraft fix in August. While no specific date was given by Mojang, the creators of Minecraft, the news of its impending release has to be good news for those who want bigger worlds that play on consoles. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will cost $19.99 but it was also announced that those who already own the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft will only have to pay a $4.99 for the upgrade. You will also be able to bring saves from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One along with some skin and texture packs.
PlayStation gamers won’t be left out this summer. An upgraded version of the game will be coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita as a free upgrade for anyone who has purchased digitally on PS3 already. An upgrade from the retail version is not yet guaranteed. For new customers, the price will be $19.99. A single purchase on either PS3 or Vita gives you access to play on both platforms. All of the existing DLC on the PS3 version will work on both, also.
PlayStation 4 owners will be offered the same pricing options as Xbox One owners. $19.99 gets you a new PS4 version, and $4.99 will allow you to upgrade your digital copy. Again, Mojang and Sony are currently exploring how they will manage upgrades from retail PS3 copies. The same skins and texture issues are present here, though much of the content will make the leap. Neither next-gen platform will support cross-play with other platforms, and you won’t be able to move your saves from new-gen hardware to older consoles.