(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Only two more months until Minecraft fans will be able to play the next-gen versions of Mojang’s wildly popular block building game.
Late last month Minecraft’s developers announced that the Xbox One, PS4, and PS Vita versions would be released sometime in August, with all three versions priced at $19.99.
According to Mojang, those who previously purchased the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions will be able to upgrade to the next-gen versions for only $4.99, with the option of upgrading for a minimum of a year after the release.
Players will be able to transfer their saves from the older consoles to the newer ones, though it will not be possible to save from the newer consoles to the older ones.
“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,” says the developer.
For those who purchased DLCs on the PS3 and Xbox 360, most will be available on the new versions, though not all skin and texture packs will transfer due to “items trapped in licensing deals.”
More information can be found here.