Cruising through the initial hiccups, Mojang and 4JStudios have finally released Minecraft PlayStation 4 Edition on PlayStation Network (PSN).
Minecraft PlayStation 4 Edition will be adding "worlds 36 times bigger" than the ones available in PlayStation 3. Similar to Minecraft Xbox One Edition, players will be able to import PlayStation 3 saves to the PlayStation 4 version. Also owner of Minecraft PlayStation 3 Edition will be able to upgrade it to the PlayStation 4 Edition for a discounted price of $4.99. Others have to download it for $19.99.
Also the Minecraft PlayStation 4 Edition will be "taking advantage of the Dualshock 4′s unique features," said Mojang in a PlayStation blog post. Players will be able to go through the menus by making use of the touchpad and they will also be able to share and stream their experiences using the PlayStation 4's built-in social options.
PlayStation 4 players can also expect to earn large number of Trophies for hunters and it also confirmed of the "bunch of Sony-specific DLC" that will be released some time soon. It also said that Minecraft PlayStation 4 Edition will be able to support up to 8 players online and 4 will be able to log in through one PlayStation 4.
Previously, the Minecraft PlayStation 4 Edition reportedly missed its targeted August release window due to failing to pass the final tests of Sony. It had to be sent back again and the problems were later fixed.
Minecraft PlayStation 4 Edition is now available on PSN Store.
Good morning! Minecraft PS4 has been rolled out in Europe while I was sleeping and Americans should have it soon too!
— Daniel Kaplan (@Kappische) September 4, 2014
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Minecraft PlayStation Vita Edition - When will it be out?
Mojang has said in a post that the Minecraft PlayStation Vita Edition "should be with us in a few weeks." It further added that as soon as a date has been finalized, it will be announced, further apolozing for the delay.
Minecraft 1.8 Update Released
Mojang released the Minecraft 1.8 update (also known as The Bountiful Update) on 2 September, 2014. The Minecraft 1.8 update brings some fixes and tweaks. Below are the update notes (Mojang):
- Added Granite, Andesite, and Diorite stone blocks, with smooth versions
- Added Slime Block
- Added Iron Trapdoor
- Added Prismarine and Sea Lantern blocks
- Added the Ocean Monument
- Added Red Sandstone
- Added Banners
- Added Armor Stands
- Added Coarse Dirt (dirt where grass won't grow)
- Added Guardian mobs, with item drops
- Added Endermite mob
- Added Rabbits, with item drops
- Added Mutton and Cooked Mutton
- Villagers will harvest crops and plant new ones
- Mossy Cobblestone and Mossy Stone Bricks are now craftable
- Chiseled Stone Bricks are now craftable
- Doors and fences now come in all wood type variants
- Sponge block has regained its water-absorbing ability and becomes wet
- Added a spectator game mode (game mode 3)
- Added one new achievement
- Added "Customized" world type
- Added hidden "Debug Mode" world type
- Worlds can now have a world barrier
- Added @e target selector for Command Blocks
- Added /blockdata command
- Added /clone command
- Added /execute command
- Added /fill command
- Added /particle command
- Added /testforblocks command
- Added /title command
- Added /trigger command
- Added /worldborder command
- Added /stats command
- Containers can be locked in custom maps by using the "Lock" data tag
- Added logAdminCommands, showDeathMessages, reducedDebugInfo, sendCommandFeedback, and randomTickSpeed game rules
- Added three new statistics
- Player skins can now have double layers across the whole model, and left/right arms/legs can be edited independently
- Added a new player model with smaller arms, and a new player skin called Alex?
- Added options for configuring what pieces of the skin that are visible
- Blocks can now have custom visual variations in the resource packs
- Minecraft Realms now has an activity chart, so you can see who has been online
- Minecraft Realms now lets you upload your maps
- Difficulty setting is saved per world, and can be locked if wanted
- Enchanting has been redone, now costs lapis lazuli in addition to enchantment levels
- Villager trading has been rebalanced
- Anvil repairing has been rebalanced
- Considerable faster client-side performance
- Max render distance has been increased to 32 chunks (512 blocks)
- Adventure mode now prevents you from destroying blocks, unless your items have the CanDestroy data tag
- Resource packs can now also define the shape of blocks and items, and not just their textures
- Scoreboards have been given a lot of new features
- Tweaked the F3 debug screen
- Block ID numbers (such as 1 for stone), are being replaced by ID names (such as minecraft:stone)
- Server list has been improved
- A few minor changes to village and temple generation
- Mob heads for players now show both skin layers
- Buttons can now be placed on the ceiling
- Removed Herobrine