New information suggests that Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and Minecraft: PS4 Edition could see release sooner than expected thanks to the upcoming release of TU14 for Xbox 360 and PS3. According to a report by TheEpochTimes March 23, there is a rumor circulating which suggests that Minecraft for Xbox One and PS4 may be released soon, though that the Xbox One version may release before the PS4 edition.
With work on Minecraft TU14 now complete, 4J Studios is simply waiting on the patch to be approved by Microsoft and Sony for release. TU14 will bring about a number of new and exciting game additions, like trading with villagers and Adventure Mode, along with numerous game fixes and other content.
The basis of the belief that Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and Minecraft: PS4 Edition will release soon appears to be based on the principle idea that with 4J Studios’ work complete on TU14, the development team will now focus their resources to the Xbox One and PS4 versions. Furthermore, it is speculated that because the X86 algorithm from the PC version is being used on the home console, the port job will be much easier. Find the full explanation from Fuse Joplin below:
The chances of Xbox One updates are indeed boosted by the launch of the revised TU14. It has been said that the X86 algorithms is being used on the console. This is the same design and functionality platform used on Windows computer systems. The implication is that porting the game has been made much easier.
The site continues to make mention that Minecraft was released on Xbox 360 ahead of the PS3 version.
Roger Carpenter, lead producer of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, recently gave a brief status update on the game sharing work continues to be done and that it’ll be worth the wait. Find his full comment below:
Still working on #minecraftxbox1, we’ll share news when there’s news to tell. It’ll be worth the wait!
4J Studios has not commented on a possible release date for Minecraft on next-gen consoles, but rumor and speculation believes the PS4 and Xbox One edition of Minecraft will be released during the summer months.
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