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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The extensive console exclusivity period Microsoft enjoyed with Minecaft on Xbox 360 is coming to a close, as the first-person world-building game digs in on PlayStation 3 tomorrow. Like its 360 brethren, Minecraft on PS3 is limited by the console’s minuscule RAM — the procedurally-generated worlds you’ll explore are just a wee bit smaller than what’s possible on a computer.
Of course, PlayStation 3 isn’t the last stop for the Minecraft train: Vita, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One versions are all expected at some point in 2014. It’s unclear whether the PlayStation version of Minecraft will experience the same flood of add-on, PlayStation-specific content as DLC post-launch, but developer Mojang says that, “would be cool!” We can’t help but agree. As far as price is concerned, Mojang and Sony aren’t saying; we’re gonna take a wild guess that it’ll be about the same as on 360, where it’s $20.
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Minecraft Xbox 360 developer 4J Studios has confirmed that update 9 is in certification at Microsoft now, and has released its full patch notes.
OXM reports that the update is with Microsoft for approval as you read this and has posted the official patch notes. Here they are:
– Added ‘The End’, with new layout, and new Enderdragon behaviour.
– Added Climbable Vines.
– Added Fire Charge, Wooden Button, Item Frames, Spawn Eggs, Sandstone Stairs, Spruce Stairs, – Birch Stairs, Nether Bricks, Spruce Planks, Birch Planks, Nether Brick Slab, Spruce Slab and Birch Slab.
– Added new music for The End and The Nether from C418
– Made buckets and signs stackable.
– Sheep now re-grow their wool after shearing.
– New gravel texture.
– Can now smelt Netherrack into a Nether Brick in a Furnace.
– Blacksmith buildings in Villages now hold chests with loot of the same type as found in Strongholds.
– Crafting recipe change – Sign recipe gives three Signs.
– Crafting recipe change – Half Slab recipes give six Half Slabs.
– Crafting recipe change – Stone Button now requires one block of stone instead of two.
– Added smoother color transitions between biomes.
– Added beaches to terrain generation.
– Fence Gates can now be opened and closed with Redstone.
– Changed Nether Fortress to make Nether Wart rooms more likely.
– Made Nether Wart spawn randomly wherever Soul Sand is generated in the Nether.
– Nether Wart will now grow in the Overworld.
– Made Dispenser dispense mobs from Spawn Eggs, rather than the egg itself.
– Dispenser will dispense lava/water from a Bucket of Lava/Water.
– Dispenser will shoot Fire Charges.
– Trapdoors can be placed on half slabs and stairs
– Allow players to block with a sword when the ‘Can Build And Mine’ option is unchecked by the host.
– Moved six of the twelve music disc quests in the Tutorial World
– Changed the Tutorial world to add climbable Vines, and some of the new items, and removed/reduced the items in the Brewing, Farming and Breeding chests.
– Don’t show the achievements warning when loading a creative map that has already been saved in creative mode.
– Reduced the volume of the Ghast sound effects.
– Increased the distance jukeboxes can be heard from.
– Improved lighting code performance.
– Improved the loading/saving time.
– Changed the display order in the Minecraft Store to show newest DLC first.
– Added How To Play for The End and Farming Animals
– Added HUD size options for both splitscreen and full screen modes.
– Added Reset Nether option to force regeneration of The Nether. This is helpful for older saves that didn’t have a Nether Fortress.
– Added a toggle for Death Messages.
– Added a toggle to hide or display the animated character in the User Interface.
– Allow individual splitscreen users to have their own settings for HUD.
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More than 5 million people have been playing with virtual building blocks in Minecraft. This summer, they’ll get the opportunity to manually assemble 480 physical pieces with LEGO Minecraft Micro World. The $34.99 toy set comes with four customizable vignettes of Minecraft-themed LEGO pieces and two adorable figures, game character Steve and a Creeper (this monster’s tendency to spontaneously explode remains limited to the computer game).
Danish toy company LEGO published new details and images of its collaboration with Swedish Minecraft developer Mojang. The project started in December 2011 with a pitch to LEGO CUUSOO, a community platform where fans submit ideas for new LEGO sets. Minecraft quickly gained the required 10,000 supporters and became the first CUUSOO submission to pass the review to become a LEGO product.
LEGO Minecraft Micro World can be pre-ordered at the Jinx online store. The idea owner of each realized LEGO CUUSOO project will receive 1% of the total net sales of the product. Mojang has already announced that it will donate its proceeds to charity.
Originally envisioned for the larger 2×2 LEGO brick scale, the final set will be using 1×1 plates with a tile on top for each Minecraft building block. The result is not a perfect cube like in the game, but “the best approximation at the chosen scale”, according to LEGO. Model designer Bjarne Panduro Tveskov added “[it] packs the most Minecraft DNA into the model per LEGO brick.”
Real-world merchandise based on computer game IPs is nothing new and can generate substantial revenues. A whole series of action figures is based on Microsoft’s Halo franchise, and Angry Birds publisher Rovio has been particularly aggressive with marketing toys and related products based on its popular game. LEGO and Minecraft seem to be a particularly good fit, as they both have creation and building at their core.
LEGO’s own forays into the computer game market have seen mixed results. The company just shut down its massively multiplayer online (MMO) game LEGO Universe but has seen success with action-adventures based on other IPs. The LEGO group just extended its deal with Lucasfilm to produce LEGO Star Wars computer games for another 10 years.
Original story from Venture Beat