While the Playstation 4 version of Minecraft was handed over to Sony earlier this week to begin the final certification test before release, 4J Studios is still hard at work on the upcoming Xbox One and PS Vita editions of the game. The developer confirmed on Aug. 12 that they are still working on removing bugs from the two remaining versions before they too can join the PS4 edition in certification testing.
All three new Minecraft console ports are scheduled to release later this month. With the PS4 edition of the block-filled title now in its final testing stages, it is right on track to launch on time. Despite the fact that 4J Studios is still actively working on Minecraft’s Xbox One and PS Vita versions, it is expected that the game will still launch on all three platforms in August after the developer announced that the remaining titles will likely join the PS4 edition in certification shortly.
4J Studios has not yet revealed their plans for release now that the Playstation 4 version of the popular sandbox creation game is getting a head start on the Xbox One and PS Vita editions. It is unkown if the game will simply launch on the PS4 ahead of the other two ports or if its release will be delayed so that all three games can be made available at the same time.
Like the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions before them, all upcoming console ports of Minecraft are being developed by 4J Studios. Moving forward, the developer plans to update each edition at the same time in order to keep the content as similar as possible across all platforms. With the help of both last-gen Minecraft editions, the game has now sold over 50 million copies. This month’s launch, which will bring the title to three additional systems, will only further strengthen those numbers.
Update: Providing some evidence that the remaining two new versions of Minecraft are getting closer to joining the PS4 edition in certification testing, 4J Studios posted the first trailer for Minecraft: PS Vita Edition on Aug. 14. This could be a hint that the developer expects to still be on track to release the Xbox One and PS Vita versions of the block-filled title later this month.