Jonesing to build all the things on your latest generation console and have been impatiently waiting for Minecraft’s release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4? Well, players won’t have too wait too much longer; Mojang has announced that the incredibly popular title will launch this August!

To make this announcement even sweeter, users who all ready own the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions will be able to upgrade their versions for just $5.00 per system up until August, 2015; with newcomers being to get in on the fun for $19.99. Below is a few of the important details on the Xbox One, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation 4 versions of Minecraft. For the full breakdown, visit Mojang’s website.

Xbox One Edition:

  • It will include all the features from the most recent Xbox 360 title update.
  • Players with Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition saves will be able to import their worlds to Xbox One. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to transfer saves from Xbox One to Xbox 360. We can make worlds bigger without too much stress, but shrinking them causes all kinds of problems.
  • Cross platform play will not be possible between Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
  • Many, but not all, of the DLC skins and texture packs you’ve purchased for Xbox 360 Edition will be available for use in Xbox One Edition. We’d like to say all your DLC would transfer, but some of the items are trapped in licensing deals that are too boring to get into here. We’ll have more on this soon.

PlayStation 3 and Vita Editions:

  • This means everyone who has bought Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition from PSN will get it on Vita for free. Those fluent in Sony-speak might refer to the deal as “Cross-buy.”
  • It doesn’t matter if you buy for PS3 or Vita first, you own the game for both platforms.
  • Saves are transferrable between the Playstation 3 and Vita versions of Minecraft. You will be able to craft at home on your Playstation 3, then continue on the bus/toilet with your Playstation Vita.
  • All of the DLC you’ve purchased for Minecraft: Playstation 3 Edition will work on Playstation 3 + Vita Edition.

PlayStation 4 Edition:

  • You will be able to upgrade for a minimum of a year after the release date.
  • Players with Playstation 3 Edition or Playstation 3 + Vita Edition saves will be able to import their worlds to Playstation 4. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to transfer your saves from Playstation 4 to Playstation 3/Vita. There are technical reasons for this; we can make worlds bigger without too much stress, but shrinking them causes all kinds of problems.
  • Cross-platform play will not be possible between Playstation 3 + Vita Edition and Playstation 4 Edition.
  • Many, but not all, of the DLC skins and texture packs you’ve purchased for Playstation 3 Edition will be available for use in Playstation 4 Edition. We’d like to say all your DLC would transfer but some of the items are trapped in licensing deals that are too boring to get into here. We’ll have more on this soon.

Are you planning on picking up Minecraft on either your Xbox One or PlayStation systems when it releases? Let us know in the comments!

Source: Gamespot

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