In the summer of 2019, the first assumptions appeared that a full version of Minecraft could be released on the PlayStation 4. Rumors received more and more evidence, and today it was officially announced. Sony’s console will no longer have a separate version of the game, it has been replaced by Bedrock Edition with all the usual features and cross-play.
Minecraft Bedrock Edition will appear on the PSN online store on December 10, gradually replacing the PlayStation®4 Edition in all regions. It is important for players to know the following facts:
- PS4 Edition owners do not have to buy a new game, their version will be updated automatically;
- PlayStation®4 Edition will no longer be available in the store, but if you purchased it earlier, you can select and launch it in a special menu;
- Crossplay will initially work in the game, that is, players on the PS4 will be able to play with users of Xbox, smartphones and other devices;
- для кроссплатформенной игры необходимо иметь аккаунт Microsoft;
- онлайн игра доступна только при наличии подписки PS Plus, но режим разделенного экрана останется доступным без подписки;
- old worlds from the PlayStation®4 Edition can be converted to play on the new version, while restrictions on the size of the world will be lifted, new chunks will be generated to expand the territory.
It is worth noting that immediately after the release on PlaysStation 4, the Buzzy Bees update will be available, which will be released soon.