The Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Vita versions of Minecraft are due to launch in August for $20, developer Mojang announced today
On Xbox One and PS4, the game will be available for $5 to those who already own Minecraft on Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3. The Vita edition is a Cross-Buy title, meaning if you already own Minecraft on PlayStation 3, you get it on Vita for free. All PlayStation 3 DLC will work with the Vita version, though not all skins and texture packs will work on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One versions, due to licensing deals.
Minecraft: Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions include bigger worlds than current-gen versions, and they both allow users to import save data from Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 plus Vita games, respectively. However, saves don't transfer from next-gen to current-gen systems.
"There are technical reasons for this; we can make worlds bigger without too much stress, but shrinking them causes all kinds of problems," Mojang says. The $5 upgrade program will be live for at least a year after the August launches.