4J Studios provided a new update regarding the release date situations of "Minecraft PS4 Edition," "Minecraft Xbox One Edition" and "Minecraft Vita Edition." According to a report from Inquisitr on Aug. 9, the development team revealed that the bug testing process in still going on. The company issued nearly the name update at the end of July. As a result, it appears that fans could end up waiting for a little bit longer before they could finally play the new ports.
4J Studios went on to state that they are going to post another update as soon as the finalized codes are handed off to Microsoft Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment. The two console manufacturers will then test the open-world sandbox title to see if there are any additional big glitches that need to be addressed before launch. If no additional issues came up during the certification testing procedure, then the three new ports should be released soon after.
"Minecraft PS4 Edition," "Minecraft Xbox One Edition" and "Minecraft Vita Edition" are not straight ports of the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions, which may have resulted in the longer-than-expected development. For the next-generation console versions, the game world has been expanded exponentially while the graphics got improved with a native 1080p resolution and longer draw distances. The handheld game also provided touch-screen controls.
The development team is also adding cross-compatibility features. The first of which is the ability to transfer saves from the PS3 to the PS4 and from the Xbox 360 to Xbox One although the same procedure can' t be done backwards. Players can also transfer the saves in between the PS3 and Vita. A majority of the DLC should be imported between the different console iterations as well.
"Minecraft PS4 Edition," "Minecraft Xbox One Edition" and "Minecraft Vita Edition" were previously announced to be coming out later this month. However, a recent advertisement for the handheld game showed a Sept. release. You can find a screen from the Vita version near the top side of this article (courtesy of the official 4J Studios Twitter website).