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‘Minecraft’ release date and testing updates posted for PS4, Xbox One and more

Photo courtesy of Sony Computer Entertainment, used with permission

A member from 4J Studios has updated fans on the progress being made for “Minecraft PS4 Edition” and “Minecraft Xbox One Edition.” According to a report by Here is the City on Aug. 27, the spokesperson first confirmed that the game code for the PS4 version has been sent back to Sony Computer Entertainment for certification testing. The previous code failed the certification testing procedure, forcing 4J Studios to fix the glitches before returning it back to Sony.

A few members on the team are keeping their fingers cross, hoping that “Minecraft PS4 Edition” would pass certification on the second go-around. If it does, the port could be released in the near future on Sony’s next-generation system. However, there is a chance that the code may be sent back for additional debugging as well if something major is found.

The studio is also getting ready to send “Minecraft Xbox One Edition” to Microsoft Studios for certification. The development team is working on a few more bugs before the code is ready for final testing. The current timeline for the handover is scheduled for sometime in the next couple of days.

The other upcoming port is “Minecraft Vita Edition.” However, no update has been posted for the handheld game, suggesting that it may be further behind than the two next-generation console iterations. A recent ad showed that the Vita game won’t be coming out until sometime during the month on Sept.

4J Studios appeared to be focusing on launching “Minecraft PS4 Edition” and “Minecraft Xbox One Edition” first before completing the development of the handheld game. The two next-generation console ports have upgraded visuals along with bigger playgrounds. As a result, a lot of fans are looking forward to the two versions more than “Minecraft Vita Edition.” You can find a screen showcasing the PS4 version of the open-world sandbox title near the top of the article (courtesy of the studio’s official Twitter page).