(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Mojang is just days away from releasing the next gen versions of its smash hit, Minecraft, as the developer announced the game is set to hit shelves sometime in August.
With the Xbox One and PS4’s release, players can expect to see “significantly bigger worlds and a greater draw distance,” with the new versions world 36 times bigger than those found in the Xbox 360 and PS3, says the developer via blog post.
Both editions will be priced at $19.99, with the option of upgrading to the next gen versions for only $4.99, with the option of upgrading for a minimum of a year after the release.
Additionally, players will be able to transfer their saves from the older consoles to the newer ones, with the ability to cross play between the Xbox One and Xbox 360.
For those who purchased DLCs on the Xbox 360 and PS3, most will be available on the new version, though not all skin and texture packs will transfer due to “items trapped in licensing deals.”
More information can be found here.