Minecraft is expanding its world building operations to the PS4, PS3, PS Vita and Xbox One this fall and 4J Studios, the current developer for the Xbox 360 port, will be in charge of releasing updates to each. The studio assured fans of the game that its goal is to release updates to all platforms at the same time.
"Yes, we'll be releasing updates in the future across Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and PS Vita," 4J Studios wrote on Twitter in response to a fan question.
It then expanded on the explanation by saying, "The aim is to have updates submitted to Cert testing across all platforms at the same time. Might not happen that way though."
4J Studios previously announced that the version of Minecraft that will be released to the PS4, PS3, PS Vita and Xbox One will be based on the Title Update 13 (TU13) release that was deployed to the Xbox 360 at the beginning of October.
TU13 was a bug fix release for TU12 which added several new features to the console version of Minecraft including support for texture packs, mobs such as ocelots and iron golems, plus jungle biomes, an all new tutorial world and Mash-Up Packs - downloadable packs that include textures, sounds, skins and UI based around certain themes.
Minecraft is expected to be a launch title for the Playstation 4 with the PS3 and PS Vita versions coming later. The Xbox One will receive the game in its "launch window." The port work to four new platforms is obviously quite intense as 4J Studios also announced today that it would not attend the Minecon convention that is taking place in Orlando, Florida this weekend.
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