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Minecraft PS4 - Same Code Across All Consoles

4J Studios confirms that Minecraft PS4 edition will be the same as the Xbox 360 version.

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malokevi1036d ago

Really unexpected. Why would they shortchange the PS4 version? Obviously the PS4 has the processing power to keep up with the PC/XB1 version. 8gb of ram seems like plenty for infinite worlds and MMO-style multiplayer.

The link doesn't even go anywhere.

Would like an explanation on this one? Money? Exclusivity? Minecraft is a massive draw for a lot of young people. I can see this factoring into some peoples decision making process when buying a console.

Emilio_Estevez1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

Says it will be the same across all consoles dude. Not sure why the next-gen versions wouldn't be at least a little closer to PC though.

Guys, there is this thing called reading, I would look into it.

malokevi1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

"Minecraft PS4 Edition Same as Xbox 360"

Says where? The link goes nowhere.

Already, the Xbox360 version is different from the PC version, and the PC version will be the same as [or at least very nearly similar to] the X1 version... so I don't know where you are getting your information.

"The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Minecraft will support larger worlds and more multiplayer features but to what extent has yet to be revealed."

http://www.examiner.com/art...

Conflicting information highlights the need for clarification. But if the PS4 version is the same as the 360 version, than the PS4 version is a dwarfed version. Might explain why the XB1 version doesn't have a launch date yet, and the PS4 version does.

Just connecting the dots, here... not trying to hate on your favorite machine.

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Eonjay1036d ago

"The underlying game code will be the same version across all consoles"

UltimateMaster1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

Minecraft is pretty much the same version on any platform.
PC, Smart phone, console.
It's not the most graphically demanding game.
A dual core XP can run it.

Did anyone actually tough it was going to be different?
Has anyone of you played Minecraft before?

You could potentially make bigger worlds, but unless they release Minecraft 2 with better graphics, it won't be graphically superior. Is what I mean.

malokevi1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

@UltimateMaster

I have played it for many tens of hours on my Xbox360. I've also been keeping up with how it will be different on the Xbox One & PS4. Judging by your comment, I find it hard to believe that "YOU" have ever played it, or even regarded it with anything more than a cursory glance.

@eonjay

Yes, they say that in a few articles, right before they say "but the multiplayer will be different..."

Of course the underlying code is the same. This is minecraft. It's so brilliantly simple that there will never be any need to alter the underlying code. Doesn't mean all versions are identical.

KrisButtar1036d ago

4Jstudios

"The underlying game code will be the same version across all consoles, so at least Xbox 360's TU13 equivalent."

from the link you cant open,, its just posted from twitter

malokevi1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

christ... this place is impossible.

Same article, as I posted and quoted from above... shortly after your quoted text...

"The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Minecraft will support larger worlds and more multiplayer features but to what extent has yet to be revealed."

THEY WILL NOT BE THE SAME!

"underlying code" is just that... UNDERLYING CODE!

The title of this article LITERALLY SAYS, AND I QUOTE:

"Minecraft PS4 Edition Same as Xbox 360"

IF THATS THE CASE, THEN THIS SENTANCE (I REPEAT)

"The PS4 and Xbox One versions of Minecraft will support larger worlds and more multiplayer features but to what extent has yet to be revealed."

IS A DIRECT CONTRADICTION! XBOX 360 DOES NOT FEATURE INFINITE WORLDS OR THE OFT-ELUDED TO "OTHER MP FEATURES".

SO WHICH IS IT? EXPLAIN THAT! OR YOU CAN SIMPLY CONTINUE TO INTERPRET THIS AS AN ATTACK ON YOUR MANHOOD.

FANBOYS! I'm getting a PS4 and an XB1, both day 1 editions, so try your hardest (I know, its impossible) to see this as an impartial inquiry into conflicting facts from a person who is genuinely interested in minecraft.

EVERYTHING DOESNT HAVE TO BE A FANBOY PISSING CONTEXT, YOU VS. THE WORLD!

please just think.... think.... think about this contradiction and roll it around in your head before you respond. I'm actually interested to see if anyone else understands where I'm coming from... I will not think less of the PS4 if it does happen to have an inferior version of Minecraft (hell, I'm not even sure I should have used the word "inferior" for fear of inciting outrage among PS4 buyers.)

Army_of_Darkness1036d ago

This game looks like crap on every platform already so I wouldn't even consider buying it on the ps4.

Enemy1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

Minecraft is old news.

Swiftcricket1036d ago

@Army_of_Darkness

Oh Minecraft can have HD textures, but it would crash even next-gen consoles if the map was a respectable size. I tried using some really high resolution textures once and crashed my PC that's not far off from next-gen specs. Minecraft can be more physically demanding than people realize and that's why it looks the way it does.

SilentNegotiator1035d ago

Guys, it's Minecraft. If they made it the least optimized port on the planet, it would still run fine.

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3-4-51036d ago

seriously, update the look of this game.

It was cool for a while and I loved playing it, but the pixel box thing is OVER and not as fun or "cool" anymore.

They have the tech to make the same game but with 100X better graphics/ art style, yet they don't.

Just keep on milkin i guess.

sorane1036d ago

Looks amazing with mods :)

HeyImBen111036d ago

After 3 years someone is still complaing about the pixel look, that makes this game unique and suitable for this gameplaystyle? Wow.

Tctczach1036d ago

@Malokevi
Chill man. Everything will be ok.

malokevi1036d ago

Whatever bud. Its obvious that I'm right. If I need to capitalize and emphasize just to get an obvious and apparent point across to a bunch of raving fanboys, then that's what I'll do.

But I really appreciate the constructive criticism.

Mr Pumblechook1036d ago (Edited 1036d ago )

4J Studios are talking in that slimey PR talk where they don't directly answer a question because they have something to hide.

They say 'the underlying game code is the same across all versions' which is logical. But he doesn't confirm or deny that the PS4 version will be the equivalent of the new better featured XBOne edition. Which leaves us to infer that the PS4 version is indeed gimped.

A developer should make a game for any format they support to the best of their ability - not hold back on features because of a big payment.

IaMs121036d ago

You all realize that MineCraft is not a next-gen type of game. I'm not sure what you expect to have more on the PS4 version, can't really upgrade the visuals, defeats the purpose of minecraft.

If anything hope they add the PC updates on it, thats the only difference.

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AceBlazer131036d ago

Uh uh. That's not gonna work. might as well get it on my tablet

UltimateMaster1036d ago

"@mewhy32"
"Well that bites."
You mean: Well that bytes.
It's only a bunch of bytes.

SlapHappyJesus1036d ago

No reason for that.
While I did play it a fair bit on the 360 back when that was still my main gaming platform, I will admit it was a rather limited version of the game.

bumnut1036d ago

Minecraft looks like crap on any platform, part of its appeal is that it can be played on many different devices.

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