In addition to the touchpad, which can be used for crafting and menu navigation, Minecraft will feature worlds "36 times bigger than the ones you might be used to on PlayStation 3," Mojang said on the PlayStation Blog. The game will fully support all the social sharing options of the PlayStation 4 as well.
For those who bought Minecraft's PlayStation 3 edition, they will be able to upgrade to the PS4 version "for a small fee." Right now, this applies to those who bought it digitally and who transfer their PSN account to the PS4. "Our intention is to make this work for the disc version of Minecraft too, but it's proving a bit trickier to set up," Mojang added. "We'll post more info on this as soon as possible."
Minecraft's PS4 edition will coincide with the arrival of versions for the PS Vita and Xbox One. Those who purchased the PS3 edition will be able to download the version for PS Vita for free. The Xbox One version will be upgradeable for $4.99 for those who bought 2012's Minecraft: Xbox 360 edition. The standard price for all three versions is $19.99.
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