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Minecraft PS4 Edition Coming to Retail October 7th

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Brian Silva's Avatar Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 // Developer Relations, SCEA

Hello everyone! As many of you already know, Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition has been available from PlayStation Store since the beginning of the month. Following the successful launch, we are pleased to announce the retail disc version will be available starting on October 7th.

For those looking for the ultimate Minecraft experience, the PS4 Edition features worlds 36 times bigger than the ones you might be used to on the PS3 system. Existing players are able to import PS3 saves to the PS4 Edition, allowing them to continue work on their immense structure or delve even deeper towards the Nether.

Also, to ensure you have the best Minecraft experience possible on the PS4, be on the lookout for a day 1 patch available on October 7th.

In other Minecraft related news, for those waiting for the PS Vita Edition, we’ll have more information on this in a few weeks and will include all the proper info on how the cross-buy works between the PS3 and PS Vita Editions.

Thanks for reading and see you in the world of Minecraft PS4!

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32 Comments

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+ rafael_martines on September 18th, 2014 at 7:32 am said:

Would be funny if Microsoft Studios Logo Shows Up when you load the game lolololol


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+ KidCommando on September 18th, 2014 at 7:32 am said:

Never got into Minecraft, but cool for those looking forward to it!


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+ bedatguy on September 18th, 2014 at 7:34 am said:

Assuming that its a full $20. No discount for people have it on PS3 for retail or digital?


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+ BLITZ2278 on September 18th, 2014 at 7:35 am said:

The only reason why you would or should buy retail on this is if you didn’t own the ps3 version already.

Also my spacecraft in minecraft, which is a remake of the spacecraft from dead space is almost done, just have to replay a certain part sense I can’t remember how big the main chamber is.


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+ Hitokiri_03 on September 18th, 2014 at 7:35 am said:

Thanks Microsoft :P


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+ TimeSkipLuffyUS on September 18th, 2014 at 7:55 am said:

Are we going to get updates now that Microsoft owns the IP?


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+ xClayMeow on September 18th, 2014 at 7:59 am said:

Nice to see we’ll be getting a Vita update soon.

For those asking about MS…both MS and Mojang confirmed that other platforms will not be affected and the game will still be updated/supported as it would have always been.


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+ KenzoYukiso on September 18th, 2014 at 8:01 am said:

WHO CARES.. I WANT MY F@#$*!G 4K VIDEO OUTPUT.


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+ kitler53 on September 18th, 2014 at 8:10 am said:

ms should put more of their 1st party on playstation. xD

well,.. not their bad franchises. so just halo i guess.


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+ elchorno on September 18th, 2014 at 8:14 am said:

It sure would be nice if the PS Store team could fix the accounts that are unable to upgrade to the PS4 digital version from the Retail disc version of the PS3 game for $4.99. It’s been almost a week since I contacted support and I’m still unable to upgrade for the discounted price.


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+ fRaNcZ_ on September 18th, 2014 at 8:29 am said:

they keep on insisting for receipt of the game to enable the $4.99 promo upgrade even though that was not the case for everyone. my son got it as gift so basically there’s no receipt for it and even telling this to PS Support they still insists on that policy thus they cannot provide the discount.


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+ ElektroDragon on September 18th, 2014 at 9:22 am said:

@11: That’s a horrible policy from Sony. On Xbox One I was able to buy it for $5 just because I had played the physical Minecraft on my account as a Gamefly rental. Challenge Sony on why they have this policy when Xbox One customers get the game for $5 just for Minecraft for 360 having popped on your purchasing account in any form! Have you played the PS3 version on the account you’re trying to buy with? That’s ALL Sony should need. If it was good enough for MS, it should be good enough for Sony.


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+ Kasperazzi-US on September 18th, 2014 at 9:30 am said:

I was able to buy the PS4 edition for just $5.00 at the day 1 and I had a PS3 disc edition. All I needed to do was to send the “saves” to the “cloud storage” from the PS3.


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+ TeamGreen615 on September 18th, 2014 at 9:37 am said:

What we really want to know is when will we (if ever) see the Vita version?


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+ TeamGreen615 on September 18th, 2014 at 9:39 am said:

Ok I will be eating crow tonight because I didn’t read the last paragraph. Looking forward to your future announcement.


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+ oversevethousand on September 18th, 2014 at 10:39 am said:

The Vita version will have “info” in a few weeks? Really guys?

Can you please just get your ducks in a row for once and not have the Vita version of something so blatantly ignored and put off? If it’s not PS Now, it’s Oddworld or that LBP DLC or Disney Infinity this. If something is coming out on both consoles, you shouldn’t drop one and then leave the other hanging for ages. Fine, one is a priority, but if one gets done first, just hold it until you have the other ready. So blatantly showing off how little you care about one of your consumer bases again and again and again, from ripping their few exclusives out from under them to this behavior, is the reason why the Vita is where it is. You, Sony, are why the Vita is where it is. It’s not because AAA gaming doesn’t work for the Vita, it’s because YOU don’t work for the Vita.


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+ Remmy8199 on September 18th, 2014 at 10:44 am said:

I already had the digital version and deleted it when I heard they sold out to M$. After the whole drm thing at E3 last year, I don’t trust that company at all. I definitely won’t be buying the retail version anytime soon.


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+ elchorno on September 18th, 2014 at 11:00 am said:

@13 Cloud storage as in PS+ Online Saves? Sony never mentioned that a PS+ subscription was required. I was under the impression that while playing Minecraft, the game automatically saved your data on their servers.


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+ Kasperazzi-US on September 18th, 2014 at 11:18 am said:

@18 Yeah, first I look at the store, was $19.99. Than, I login at PS3 and uploaded the saves to the online cloud. So, when I login at the PS4 again it was just $4.99. I don’t know if it works with the minecraft servers, just played at Local LAN. As I see at your avatar, you’re a Plus user, try this.


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+ Elvick_ on September 18th, 2014 at 11:25 am said:

@16: Um, the company making the ports isn’t big enough to push them all out at the same time. Getting Minecraft on Vita is harder than getting it on PS4.

If you have no patience, then sucks for you. There’s no easy button to push to get the game running on Vita.


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+ iREVOLTER on September 18th, 2014 at 11:29 am said:

Microsoft save the Vita please! Bring Mincraft Vita Bundle and you’r going to have a ton of cash!


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+ HippeusOmega on September 18th, 2014 at 1:05 pm said:

May finally get this to see what all the fuss is about. What better time then a retail disc for my PS4!


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+ fRaNcZ_ on September 18th, 2014 at 2:26 pm said:

@12 my son have played the PS3 disc version on my US account (he loves it!). game is also region 1, where the save game indicates (BLUSXXXXX) so I’m pretty sure its region 1. I’m not keeping my hopes up on this issue as their policy on this is very pathetic. trying to implement a promotion that they don’t really follow to the dot. when did they ever say that a receipt was needed to upgrade your PS3 version to PS4.

i have PS+ subscription for a year now and have 2 years PS+ codes left to use so I don’t think this is an issue.

@13, already tried that upload save thing to no avail. numerous times actually


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+ smaki43 on September 18th, 2014 at 2:33 pm said:

3 weeks ago they said minecraft vita ready in a few weeks. Now they tell me new info on vita in a few weeks. Be honest, it isn’t going to happen


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+ DelicaGunz on September 18th, 2014 at 3:09 pm said:

Sadly this game lost all its excitement with the previous news cycle. No thanks I’ll stick to Playstation only games.


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+ elchorno on September 18th, 2014 at 3:46 pm said:

@19 I tried, I have had my save uploaded to the “Cloud” for over a week (when I bought the game).


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+ Dark_Lord_22 on September 18th, 2014 at 6:33 pm said:

First Microsoft game on PS4 XD, Halo coming next :P


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+ taios87 on September 19th, 2014 at 7:34 pm said:

galacticraft DLC. DO IT!! we need to go into space already!!


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+ rinkerson on September 25th, 2014 at 4:57 pm said:

Never having played Minecraft before, I was so happy with the game when I first got it on my PS4. SOOOOO much fun, especially playing Survival Mode with a couple of friends.

HOWEVER, I DO NOT RECOMMEND buying this product at this time. There are numerous bugs, at least on of which is game breaking in my opinion. My friends and I lost the entire contents of MULTIPLE chests full of diamonds, emeralds, iron, etc. etc. due to a bug that is in the current build of the PS4 version (not sure about other console or the PC versions). We always have auto-save on, and we always exit the game properly for a final save, so we know it had nothing to do with that. Survival Mode is basically unplayable if you cannot reliably use chests. PLEASE FIX THIS, and then I will be whole-heartedly recommending this to everyone I know :)


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+ Darrelllk5 on September 30th, 2014 at 1:58 pm said:

How do we import our save data over from the ps3 to the ps4?


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+ GamesterStephen on October 11th, 2014 at 10:17 am said:

My 10 yr old son is the one who wanted Minecraft since he watches funny videos on YouTube of guys playing the game. We pre-ordered the game to coincide with his birthday. Now he wants to know when he can start buying mods/skins on the Playstation Store. Does anyone know if the spider-mod etc will be items he can earn or buy on the Playstation Store?


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+ Megasuperkid on October 11th, 2014 at 11:20 am said:

:( Can you download modifications if yes – :) if no – :(


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