For those of you mining and crafting away on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions won’t have to worry about starting again if you plan to upgrade to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions both Mojang and Microsoft confirmed yesterday.
Minecraft for Xbox One is still set to have a release date but is hopefully going to launch at some point later this year. As for the PlayStation 4 and PS Vita versions, they’re expected to launch in Q2/Q3 of this year.
The news for the cross-platform world transfers came first from Mojang’s Owen Hill who confirmed the news in a the comments of a recent post on the PlayStation Blog. “The plan is to enable users to transfer from PS3 to PS4,” he wrote. “We’re still working out how it’ll work with the Vita version.”
As for Xbox One, Microsoft boss Phil Spencer also confirmed that game saves from the Xbox 360 Edition will also be transferable to the upcoming Xbox One version. “After months of teaming up with Mojang, we can confirm that Minecraft X360 Edition will save transfer to the Xbox One Edition…more news soon!” he wrote on Twitter.
The Xbox 360 Edition is available to both download via the Xbox Marketplace and purchase via brick and mortar stores right now, the PlayStation 3 Edition is available to download from the PSN Store and will be available to purchase physically on May 14.