Owen Hill has provided some details in regards to the upcoming “Minecraft: PS4 Edition.” According to a report from Playstation Lifestyle on Dec. 19, the representative from Mojang was asked if the recently-released “Minecraft: PS3 Edition” would support cross-platform play with the PS4 port.
He responded by saying that the feature is unlikely as the two video games will be different, adding that the world sizes won’t be the same on the next-generation version when compared to the current-generation iteration. You can find some screenshots from “Minecraft: PS3 Edition” and “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” in the slideshow to the left of this article. The comment from Owen Hill is located below:
They will be different games, with different world sizes so this is unlikely, sorry.
The representative from Mojang was also asked about the possibility of cross-buy for “Minecraft” on Playstation platforms. This purchasing method allows players to purchase the same game on multiple platforms at one price. Owen Hill replied by saying that a decision has not yet been made. You can find his statement below:
We don’t know about Cross Buy etc. yet, sorry.
“Minecraft: PS3 Edition” was made available through the Playstation Store on Dec. 17 while “Minecraft: PS4 Edition” currently does not have an official release date. The two ports are based off of “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.” 4J Studios handled the development of the console versions of “Minecraft” with additional support from Mojang, the studio responsible for the original PC video game.