Minecraft will be available on the Playstation 4 on Thursday, September 4, 2014 and on the Xbox One on Friday, September 5, 2014. 

Both consoles are offering the game at $19.99 for a full game download or as a $4.99 upgrade for players who previously owned either a disc or digital copy on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.


Additionally, both consoles include similar features. Worlds are up to 36 times larger than the previous console generation and save data from the previous console generartion can be transferred. Playtime can be solo, two or four player split screen co-op or up to eight players online. A Playstation Plus or an Xbox Live Gold membership is required for online play.

Accessibility Angle:

With no backwards compatibility for the Playstation 4 and Xbox One the Minecraft release bridges the console generation gap well. The minimal upgrade fee and the transfer of all previously purchased DLC gives disabled gamers an affordable opportunity to maintain their previous progress in Minecraft, especially while disabled gamers continue assessing video game accessibility in the current console generation.

 

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