With 4J Studios currently working on getting the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PS Vita editions of Minecraft ready to release later this summer, the developer is now focusing solely on these upcoming versions of the block-based creation title. Offering fans insight into their current priorities, 4J Studios confirmed on Friday that players shouldn’t expect to see Title Update 17 or any other content to be released for the existing Xbox 360 or PS3 editions of Minecraft until after the new versions of the game launch on the new platforms this August.
Now that the launch of Minecraft’s Xbox One, PS4, and PS Vita editions is scheduled to take place next month, the developer has shifted their entire focus off of the game’s last-gen versions in order to make sure that the additional platform ports are ready to be released. As a result, players shouldn’t expect any new Minecraft content to be made available on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 until after the title lands on the new systems later this summer.
All of the upcoming editions of Minecraft will include all content that has been added to the console versions of the game to date. In addition to their approaching launch schedule, 4J Studios is also likely waiting to develop new content for the currently released console-based Minecraft games so that they can work on Title Update 17 across all platforms at the same time.
It is unknown at this time exactly what will eventually be added to the Xbox and Playstation editions of Minecraft with the new title update, but the developer did recently confirm that horses will be coming to home consoles. However, they did not specify if they will be added in TU17 or another future update.
Minecraft is currently expected to release on the Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PS Vita in August. Those who already own the game on last-gen consoles will be able to digitally upgrade their copies to the new platforms for only $5.