4J Studios has revealed the complete Changelog for its upcoming title update for Minecraft (PlayStation 3 version) and has stated it would be released "before next week."
"We hope to release it before next week, but it depends how it does in Sony test," the company said in a tweet. The new patch will introduce numerous fixes to the game and solve the issues that troubled the players of this addictive indie game.
The game was released for PlayStation 3 on 17 December 2013.
Below are the fixes the studio aims to bring in with the next patch. It contains the full Changelog for Patch 1.03 (Minecraft Forum):
- Fix for issue in multiplayer/splitscreen which could cause save file corruption.
- Fix for memory issue causing random game freezes and exits to XMB.
- Fix for being unable to join games at times ("The host has exited the game" message incorrectly being displayed).
- Fix for splitscreen crash on adding a player when language is Russian.
- Fix for issue which can prevent leaderboard updates and some trophy awards.
- Fix for issue causing "No DLC offers available" message when converting trial to full version.
- Fix for game render glitch when a new streaming music track starts up.
- Fix for a lighting issue on a network client.
- Fix for the block damage decal being incorrectly offset
- Fix for selected item text not fading off screen if a menu is opened when it's visible.
- Fix for "Where are we now" music disc
- Fix for issue with Ghasts firing at certain angles
- A few rendering performance improvements
Patch for Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Back in Development
After releasing the details of the patch for Minecraft PlayStation 3 Edition, 4J Studios has started working on developing a similar patch for Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition.
The team has reportedly stopped works on the Xbox patch in 2013 since it had to focus on the release of PlayStation 3 Edition. Now that the game and patch details for PS3 have been released, the studio is back to work on the Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition patch, iDigitalTimes reported.
Demand for Minecraft on PlayStation Vita and Windows Phone
Sony had revealed at Gamescom 2013 that Minecraft for PlayStation Vita will be released in 2014. However, 4J Studios had earlier clarified that the work for other platforms will only begin after bugs on the existing platforms have been fixed. Now, Product Reviews has reported that there are slim chances of seeing Minecraft on Windows Phone in 2014 than on PlayStation Vita.
"Currently the problem is that Windows Phone uses a different API for rendering (DirectX vs OpenGL), and the Minecraft code has bad separation between the game logic and rendering. We are not saying 'no', but it's currently not being worked on, as it's a big project to fix, " said Jens Bergernsten of Mojang.