Not only did Sony beat Microsoft to the punch, in managing to get their digital release of Minecraft up and available for sale on PlayStation 4 one day sooner than it will be available on Xbox One, but there is more good news as existing players will have a great upgrade deal option on the table if they want to take their building exploits into the next-generation.
The full Playstation 4 version of Minecraft will cost £17.99 / €18.99 / $19.99, but current owners of the PS3 version of the game can choose to buy an upgrade to the PS4 version for a reduced price of £2.99 / €3.99 / $4.99. The title is currently only available as a digital download on PSN, but a boxed retail release will follow sometime soon. Strangely though, the Xbox One version of the game – which launches tomorrow – will only cost £15.99, and will also feature a similar upgrade option.
All data and worlds created on the PS3 version will carry over into the new PS4 one, which also allows for game worlds around 36 times the size of those previously supported. That thankfully means that all of those hours that players invested into digging and erecting buildings won’t go to waste.