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'Minecraft' Is Coming To The New Xbox And Playstation

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Great news "Minecraft" fans, you can finally play the game you love on your next-generation gaming console.

Mojang, the studio behind “Minecraft," said Thursday that fans can expect the game on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita in August. The upgraded game promises significantly bigger worlds and a greater draw distance than the previous version. Users who have already downloaded "Minecraft" will be able to upgrade to the new version for a slightly smaller fee than new users.

"Apologies for the delay, but putting 'Minecraft' on new consoles is a serious business," a statement on Mojang's website read, in part.

"Minecraft" for Xbox One will hit the Xbox Live Marketplace for $19.99 sometime in August. If you’ve already bought "Minecraft" for Xbox 360 from the Marketplace, or have played online with a hard disc copy, an upgrade will be $4.99.

The same rules apply for upgrades from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4 once the game hits the PlayStation Network in August. Those who wish to purchase the game for the PlayStation 3 or PlayStation Vita will be charged $19.99. However, if you already own the game for PS3, a Vita copy will be available for free. The Vita version will not be upgraded but will offer the most up-to-date PlayStation 3 version.

If you’re worried about losing all your fantastic progress from your previous console version, you’re in luck. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 players will be able to import their saved progress. Many, but not all, of the DLC skins and texture packs from the previous-gen version will transfer over. Unfortunately, Mojang says several are locked in licensing deals, and there’s no word yet on whether or not they’ll be brought over at any point.

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