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Cross Platform Play Between Minecraft: PS3 Edition and PS4 Edition “Is Unlikely”

December 19, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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First off, let’s start with the good news: 4J Studios has already put patch 1.02 for Minecraft: PS3 Edition in test, which is expected to fix some of the issues experienced so far (including when group chat audio drops after one person leaves).

Also, if you’re having trouble using split-screen in Minecraft, here’s a helpful video:

For the potentially bad news, Owen Hill of Mojang was asked, “I’m going to be buying this as my [nephew's] Christmas present, but… once the PS4 version comes out and I buy it for myself, will I be able to play in the same game as him or is the online single platform?” Here’s his response:

They will be different games, with different world sizes so this is unlikely, sorry.

While that seems to have effectively wiped out any notion of Cross Play happening, Owen later said, “We don’t know about Cross Buy etc. yet, sorry,” so we’ll just have to wait before finding out if Cross Buy is happening in any capacity. We may not be waiting for long though, as Hill did say of the PS4 Edition’s release date, “No word on the PS4 version yet. You’ll hear more about it early next year.”

If you did buy Minecraft: PS3 Edition, the Festive Skin Pack is now available in the PlayStation Store for $.99.

What do you think of Minecraft so far on the PS3? Let us know in the comments below.