PlayStation 4 Edition
Digital - PSN
This edition is the only version of Legacy Console Edition that is still updated. It matched the now discontinued Xbox One Edition in available content, such as large size and amplified world options.
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition was announced at Sony's exhibit at Gamescom 2013. Like almost all other games that will be released on the PS4, PS4 Edition can be played on the PlayStation Vita through Remote Play. It was released on September 4, 2014.
Online Split screen does not require all users to have an active PS Plus Membership, although it seems to. Select cancel on every on-screen prompt to skip the log in process.
At the time of Bedrock Edition's release, Sony disallowed cross-play for PlayStation. In 2018, Sony allowed cross-play for a couple of games, but Minecraft is not yet one of them, though partial code exists in Bedrock Edition for PlayStation support.
The game is similar to PlayStation 3 Edition, but supports the enhancements offered by the PlayStation 4 (increased view distance, Small, Medium and Large worlds and DualShock 4 touchpad support). Worlds made on the PlayStation 3 or the PlayStation Vita editions can also be transferred onto this edition. This allows players to expand the world size of a classic sized world (one map).
- 4J Studios, "Happy to confirm we're developing Minecraft PS3, PS4 & PS Vita Editions for Mojang, as well as Xbox 360 & Xbox One Editions!", Twitter, 2013-08-21.
- Dinnerbone, "Minecraft was just announced for Playstation 3 & 4!…", Twitter, 2013-08-20.