While 4J Studios has kept busy working on multiple title update releases for the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions of Minecraft, The team is still making progress on the next-gen versions of the popular sandbox creation title. In a Twitter post from April 11, the developer posted a new image which contained purposefully placed teasers of Minecraft running on the PS4 and Xbox One.
The act of tweeting staged pictures which contain hidden early looks to upcoming game content isn’t a new tactic of 4J Studios. The developer has used the method many times in the past to show off numerous title updates as well as DLC add-ons. Friday’s image continued the trend as it featured a screen in the background of the image which makes references to the game running on the Playstation 4. Additionally, both a DualShock 4 and Xbox One controllers can be seen in the image.
Using the teaser image as an opportunity to reveal another feature that will be coming to the Playstation 4, a PS Vita is also shown to using the Remote Play function to use the handheld in conjunction with the PS4. 4J Studios has previously not discussed Remote Play capabilities so this is the first time that the developer has shown that the feature working.
Versions of Minecraft on Xbox One and PS4 were originally intended to release as launch titles when the new consoles came out last year. However, the developer decided to delay the next-gen editions in order to focus on releasing the game on the PS3. At the time, the Xbox 360 was the only console which the game had been released. Minecraft: PS3 Edition finally launched on the PS Store this past December. Since the start of 2014, 4J Studios has kept busy releasing multiple title updates for Minecraft as well as the first DLC packs for the Playstation 3.
The developer has told fans that they have still continued development of Xbox One and PS4 editions of Minecraft alongside the release of new content for the existing versions of the game. The most recent teaser image that the developer released proves that work has indeed continued as the game is shown running on next-gen consoles.