Minecraft is headed to the Playstation 4, Playstation 3, PS Vita and Xbox One this year after being exclusive to the Xbox 360 on consoles since its release in May 2012. 4J Studios is currently working on porting the game to the platforms and confirmed Tuesday which version of the popular open-world sandbox title they will start with.
According to a Twitter post from 4J Studios, "The underlying [Minecraft] code will be the same version across all consoles, so at least Xbox 360's TU13 equivalent."
Title Update 13 (TU13) is a bug update that is currently in certification with Microsoft so that it can be deployed to the Xbox 360 via Xbox LIVE. The release prior to it, TU12, brought 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.
The first Mash-Up Pack released was based on Mass Effect with more planned around Skyrim, Star Wars, Halo, Call of Duty and Borderlands 2 if the proper legal agreements are reached. Texture packs for the console are currently in work as well.
The PS4 version of Minecraft will be released alongside the console on Nov. 15. There's been no official word on a release date for the PS3 and PS Vita versions but the Xbox One version should launch alongside the console on Nov. 22.
The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Minecraft will support larger worlds and more multiplayer features but to what extent has yet to be revealed.
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