Roger Carpenter has commented on the impact "Minecraft PS4 Edition" and "Minecraft Xbox One Edition" could have on the Xbox 360 version. According to a report from Gameranx on Aug. 7, the lead producer of the open-world sandbox game on Xbox platforms reassured fans that the development team won't stop supporting the title on Microsoft's current-generation console. As a result, new title update patches are still being developed.
"Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition" was first released in the middle of 2012. At last reported, the first console port of the popular title sold 12 million units so far. Furthermore, it has not stopped selling as it keeps appearing in best-selling charts for digital and physical releases. The development team has been providing a steady stream of DLC packs in addition to title updates. However, the new content launches have slowed down recently.
This is potentially due to the upcoming launches of "Minecraft Vita Edition" as well as the aforementioned "Minecraft PS4 Edition" and "Minecraft Xbox One Edition." The same studio that has been keeping the Xbox 360 version updated, 4J Studios, is also working on the three new ports at the same time. The company revealed in the past that all console releases of the open-world action-adventure game should be updated with new patches at around the same time.
The updates for "Minecraft PS3 Edition" have also slowed down. 4J Studios previously mentioned that a new patch will have to be applied to the title on Sony Computer Entertainment's current-generation console before more DLC packs could be added. However, the project has been put on the backburner as the development team is trying to release the PS4, Vita and Xbox One iterations first.
"Minecraft PS4 Edition," "Minecraft Vita Edition" and "Minecraft Xbox One Edition" are expected to be released by the end of this month. The new titles are going to be available on the digital stores for each system with a potential physical release coming later. You can find a screen from the PS4 version of the open-world sandbox title on the top side of this article (via the Twitter page of the aforesaid 4J Studios development team).