Minecraft Bedrock Version Coming to PS4

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Minecraft Bedrock Version Coming to PS4

The newest version of Minecraft comes to PS4 tomorrow.

Bedrock is coming to PlayStation 4 tomorrow! “Kelsey,” you gasp in horror, “you’ve given away the whole article in the first sentence.” Don’t worry, beloved reader of PlayStation Blog, there is always more!

“So how is this different from the version of Minecraft I can already play on my PS4?” The difference is that the Bedrock version of Minecraft is the unified version of the game that offers the same experience across all consoles. All that glorious, unified code means that you’ll be playing the same game as your pals on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10, and mobile!* So, yes – that means you get cross-play between those different consoles. Not just that, PS4 players now also have access to the Minecraft Marketplace — a source for worlds, skins, mini-games, and mash up packs! So you’re going to have not just a better Minecraft experience than ever before, but more Minecraft than ever.

“What if I already own Minecraft on PS4, do I need to buy the game again to get the Bedrock version?” Short answer: No! The next time you start Minecraft, the new update will install automatically and free of charge. This update will never expire, and all game purchases after today for PS4 will always be for this new version.

We call this update ‘Buzzy Bees’ (or 1.14) and it’ll be arriving on PS4 tomorrow at 8am PST. Hope to see you in the Overworld soon!

*Cross-Play requires other platforms of Minecraft to be running update 1.14, including PS4 systems.

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    1) Seeing how this upgrade to Bedrock is called an “automatic update”, does that mean this will replace the existing PS4 edition?

    2) Will I be able to transfer my creations to Bedrock along with all my skins / DLC purchases? And if yes, will these purchases merge with my existing Microsoft account?

    3) I know someone who lost their disc copy of the game but the game is in fact installed. Will they still be eligible for the upgrade?

    • 1. I’m not sure, it depends on how the PS4 handles updates. On the Xbox One if you had the old edition it exists as a separate game.
      2. Yes, some content may not carry over due to license issues and some content can’t be used in crossplay. For example on the Switch you can’t use anything from the Super Mario Mashup pack unless you’re only playing with other Switch users. If you go into a crossplay world you’ll have to change your skin.
      3. Idk

    • More on #1. Since she mentions it prompting you to “update” when you open the game instead of just automatically updating I’m going to guess it’s a separate game meaning both can exist side by side.

    • Hi Sean! To answer your questions…
      1. For existing game owners, the update is optional. If you wanted to continue playing PS4 Edition, you can! But starting today the Bedrock version will be the only purchasable option on PS4.
      2. Worlds from PS4 Edition will transfer through the “sync old worlds” option. Purchases specific to mini games or tied to a platform won’t purchase, but most other content should.
      3. I’m not sure – it’d be best for them to contact Minecraft support: help.minecraft.net

    • 3 yes the game can be update, but need disc to play

    • The bigger question is will game chat work because I don’t wanna have to be on a phone call and also it’s not like I can join an XBOX party on my PS4.

    • Just wait til later

    • (Question) do you need ps+ to play with other people still like the other version or like all other versions you can just play online without ps+?

    • Whith the new update came servers but there not out yet so is there any infomation on whe they are going to come out and what they will be like. Will they be like pc, so i can join pc servers?

    • I am not to happy with Sony.. Yes, we finally get this edition.. But it is not like Xbox or Switch! PlayStation just has to have “their” currency! On Xbox and Switch the currency you buy carries over! I can buy whatever I want and play it on both systems! I was so excited to see this come to PlayStation, till I seen how PlayStation had to do it. Currency is not the same! And “all” of your items can not be downloaded. Instead you have to re purchase them?! That is ridiculous on Sony’s part. They just couldn’t let it be the true crossplay that I enjoy on Xbox and Switch. I was looking forward to playing on my main console. But apparently I will not. Since they are not letting me have the true Minecraft store that allows me access to all of my content! Because honestly, why should I have to buy it again? When it crosses over between Xbox and Switch? But not PlayStation?? They just have to be greedy. No wonder it took Microsoft so long to get it on here. Because PlayStation just had to have it their way. And for those of us that actually cross play across all consoles, it is kinda crappy.. All in my opinion of course. Won’t effect those that only play on one system. But I know the difference and ain’t to thrilled about how they just had to change it. I own a ton of stuff, guess I’ll still only primarily play on Xbox and Switch. Only use PS4 for the servers to mess around, whenever those are up…..

    • To answer your questions (previous answers are incorrect):

      #1: Yes, the new Bedrock Version replaces the PS4 Edition. No, you cannot have both “side by side”. Either you update to Bedrock or you stay on the outdated PS4 Edition.

      #2: You keep all purchased Skins / DLC from the PlayStation Store. These will also be merged with your Microsoft Account (if you choose to login / make one) since your PSN will be permanently connected with the Microsoft Account (and thus also your purchases).

      3#: If he can start / play the game without the disc, yes, they will also get the Update. Why wouldn’t they? It’s “only” an update. If they can actually start up and play the game without a disc, I don’t know – highly doubt so if it’s disc based.

    • To #2… I am not able to use my Nightmare Before Christmas pack with this new update even though I am only playing myself. Not sure if it’s a licensing issue or if the game still needs to update more to get all packs allowed for single player use.

    • for all u got the answers but for 3, you wont be eligible for purchase incase of trying to get a ree copy of minecraf, if you have proof of buying minecraft as a hard copy than u can possibly appeal for an upgrade. otherwise i believe u wont be eligible for this bedrock update

  • Question, What price will the new version be for people who haven’t bought the original PS4 edition?

  • Will this also include PSVITA version of Minecraft

  • This is so great! Thank you for the wonderful update!

  • will the bedrock ps4 version support psvr at some point, seeing as minecraft bedrock pc supports vr?

  • Thank you so much for this I love minecraft now I’m going to love it even more❤❤

  • So making a big deal out of cross play we should have had a long time ago and the mincraft store.? Whoopee who cares

  • Do you need plus to play multiplayer for bedrock?

  • Hopefully we won’t have to sign in to Xbox Live.

  • What if you have a disc version of the game? will it still update the same day or do we have to do something else to get the bedrock version?

    • It won’t make a difference! You will still get the update, on the same time, the same way, just like everyone else!

  • Do i need to make a new game?

  • Will the severs be added to Minecraft bedrock ps4 edition?

  • Will my maps still be there

  • Question 1: Well We Get A Update Automatically So Were Already on Bedrock?

    • Minecraft Bedrock is a different game from the PS4 edition. It is unified across all platforms as Minecraft. The will be no PS4 Edition in its title.

  • I wonder if we’ll lose all the old achievements/trophies

  • Two questions:
    1) Will “realms” / paid servers be available as they are on other platforms?

    2) Will the graphics be updated to allow for greater than 1080p on PS4 pro?

    • Sorry I don’t see PRO getting a better version they never got around to bringing out the Xbox One X update out.
      Realms might not be day 1 but it’s a huge version update so need to update realms to 1.15 as well

    • The 4k mega graphics pack for the game got scrapped so it will only be available in 1080p.

    • I also wonder if we are getting hypixel and other servers

  • Question: Will Mouse and Keyboard be supported with this new version?

  • Maybe a stupid question but will the cross play include java edition too? My kid plays PS4 and Java (which is super slow on our old computer) but his friend only plays java. Hoping he can play on his PS4 with his friend who plays java

    • Java is completely different programming language developed for IOS (Apple) and LINUX, and is not compatible with this version of Minecraft that has cross play (Bedrock Edition/PE). Minecraft (Bedrock is written in C++ where Java Edition is titled after the programming language used.. they can not communicate effectively together, not to mention different playability game mechanic issues. Also, the PS4 Edition Legacy Console version dies tomorrow morning at 8 AM with the availability of Minecraft (Bedrock)..

    • Oh ok, thank you

    • What I meant by Die on the Legacy Console Edition, Bedrock will have an Editions button to play the old PS4 Edition Legacy version, however 1) Legacy Console PS4 Edition will not receive any updates to it’s game code. Do what you have now, will remain the same forever. Only the Bedrock version will receive updates… 2) if you transfer a world from Legacy Console PS4 Edition to Bedrock, you can not transfer the world back. The move is one way only… And 3) if you transfer a world and are using redstone builds, be prepared for the builds to be broken, PS4 Legacy Edition redstone works much differently than Bedrock Edition.

    • Oh come on…

      The notion that one being developed in Java and the other being developed in C++ is the root of incompatibility is total garbage.

      Especially since they wouldn’t communicate directly with each other but would relay all of their communications through a server.

      It’s more likely that there are technical design differences underlying the two versions that are too far apart to reconcile.

  • Thank you guys!

  • My question is, does the Digital Download contain the 4 bonus packs (City Pack, Greek Mythology. Etc..) and 700 Minecoins (Tokens) that the in store Disk version offers?

    • There shouldn’t be any difference between retail vs. digital purchases.

      -Minecraft PR

    • The Digital Download is missing the Starter Pack, but you said there should be no difference between the retail and Download version.

      5here seems to be a huge difference, 4 DLC items and 700 tokens are not in the Download Version that is offered on the Retail version, which is exactly what I asked above.

      Since you said they’re is no difference, when should we, who downloaded the Bedrock Version from PlayStation Store, expect to get the Starter Pack the retail version offers?

  • When is the time its gonna get launched

  • Best NOT be an automatic update. I paid for ps4 edition. NOT bedrock edition. Im a advanced redstone player and BE is useless to me. This better be a typo or i want a full refund.

    • It I am auto update, but game launch screen has “Editions” button to let you play the Legacy Console PS4 Edition. Just keep in mind, Legacy PS4 Edition us in final State. It will never receive an update again, only Bedrock portion of the game will be updated from tomorrow on.

    • It is an auto update. Like a game patch.. just to clarify my previous post.

    • If this happens the same as it did on the XBox (and that’s a big “IF”), you will end up with two versions of Minecraft installed – the “Console” edition with “PS4” probably in the name, and the “Bedrock” edition which will just be plain “Minecraft.”

  • Been waiting for this for to long!
    Can’t wait to join in on realms and servers!
    Also the version number is wrong you need to change that to 1.15 is the Bee update.

    • 1.15 is the update number for Java, 1.14 is the update number for Bedrock so they are correct as they are referring to the Bedrock update.

  • Will this new update for PS4 bring infinite world sizes to the PS4 Edition now or will they keep the same sizes that they have now? Very intrigued..

  • Does this mean there is going to be servers in minecraft, so anyone can join at anytime instead of relying on the host to be online?

  • It us good to see cross-play happening for more and more games. There is one thing I want to point out though, is Buzzy Bees update launches on Wednesday December 11th not tomorrow. As for a lot of questions regarding the upgrade.

    1). Minecraft Bed Rock is different the PS4 edition. It will be launching as a different game leaving the PS4 obsolete. Minecraft PS4 edition like the Switch, Xbox, and Java editions will no longer be available in the marketplaces of respected platforms. Also those who already have PS4 edition get the newer minecraft for free like previous platforms.

    2). Anything you have on PS4 edition (Worlds, skins, etc.) Carry over with exceptions to Mass Effect, Doctor Who, and Marvel skins due to licensing restrictions.

    3). Cross Save is only available if you pay for the Realms server subscription. Otherwise, saves will be restricted to each platform. I believe the realms subscription is $7 in estimation. Realms is also the only way.you can play with friends on separate platforms if you don’t want to play in the public servers.

    4). It adds infinite worlds to the game and an option for the limited worlds still. Existing worlds will be upgraded to the infinite space as well when synchronized with you PS4 edition saved data.

    • Quick question about infinite worlds when the bedrock edition converts my old world to the bedrock edition world to infinite will it expand the world infinite with the setting i used cause my world is superflat hollow with forests will the newly generated area beyond the old limit be the same into the infinite?

    • Nevermind i tested it and i can confrim its the same minus the forest lol

  • Oh great…now all my redstone inventions wont work….I really wish mojang would unify redstone across java and bedrock. Having them different is stupid. Redstone is supposed to be a logic system and bedrock is so unpredictable.

  • I believe this is my first post. I just wanted to say I liked your writing style.

  • Does anybody know if this means that’s Minecraft on the ps4 will have native mouse and keyboard support?
    I play on pc and ps4 and majority of my friends play on ps4 but for Minecraft I prefer a mouse and keyboard.
    I unfortunately own the java edition on mc on pc so it won’t play with ps4 and the only thing about cross platform on this game for me is being able to use mouse and keyboard and play with my friends.

    • I’m actually not sure about mouse and keyboard support, but seeing the community ask about it is a good thing – lets us know you want it! I’ll put this question to the team and we can add it to the FAQ which will go live sometime in the next day.

      -Minecraft PR

    • I think it would be an amazing option for the game thank your for your response.

    • Yes, it does

  • Will I two versions of Minecraft on my console? The legacy and bedrock, or just bedrock? Also, will all the texture packs I have transfer to bedrock, including the classic texture?

  • If I have Minecraft on iPhone, I get that I can load my world into PS4. Can I build some on PS4 and then load up my iPhone to continue on the go or are the worlds locked to the platform?

    • if we are using a “Microsoft” account to enable cross platform by the way we will probably yes the worlds would just sync over when u switch devices from what i’ve seen

  • This is amazing thank you, will love to download my Minecraft and see new features, this is innovative experience! ☺

  • Will they add servers to the new minecraft update like there is on pocket edition

  • Will all of our trophies be reset or will they stay as is, or will bedrock have completely different trophies to the original ps4 version of minecraft?

  • I will transfer my world to Bedrock. If I then find that the redstone stuff doesn’t work, Bedrock will not for me. Knowing that only Bedrock will get updates, I’ll probably be done with Minecraft then.

    • dang big R.I.P dude i feel the same not having proper logical redstone on bedrock is sad and if we stay on console we dont get updates is even worse

    • Or you could stop crying and just figure it out yeah it sucks redstone is going to still be there your just going to have to problem solve

    • I see you miss the point of playing a game. It’s for fun. When you have to problem solve because stuff isn’t working as it should, that is not fun.

  • I love just creating houses in minecraft (as alot of other people do) so is there anyway that you can think about making furniture, appliances etc. things for inside of a house to decorate? I’ll be forever grateful if you could…
    I’m forever grateful anyway

    • There are paid for mods that will do the trick (Add-on’s) and the prices vary but it ultimately is a transactions. Some are free but 99% are paid.

  • 2 questions that were sorta answered but still confused on.

    1) With past consoles, people were able to download minecraft (bedrock) for free and it was a separate app, but all i see is how its an “update” which doesn’t make sense to me since its essentially an entirely different game(since all code is different). Will it download bedrock over the entirety of ps4 edition or will it be a separate app? Also if it is separate will the disk still be needed since its a different game?

    2) I see psvr isn’t getting support right now which makes sense due to timing. However, with future development being made to bring bedrock to oculus quest/go, are we likely to see a similar upgrade to the psvr when the time comes? Just wondering if it’s still possible for minecraft to be on psvr or if theres a good reason not to.

    • 1. There will be two options (edition, bedrock) within the menu that you can choose. Just one app.

      2. Honestly can’t say about PSVR for now – sorry!

      -Minecraft PR

  • if i only own the disk version of minecraft console will i still be able to get bedrock or do i need to do an extra step or will i not be able to get it at ALLL!!!!

  • How would you update, is it automatic or do i choose myself?

  • Will all purchased content made on the switch transfer over to ps4 via Xbox account? Can you transfer worlds from the switch to ps4?

  • Will we be able to add mods (such as scramble craft ) ? And could we use commands like pc (like . /tphome )

  • I just loaded up the game on my ps4 but there are no signs of the automatic update showing up. “Playstation 4 edition” is still very much on the banner. Im wondering if i need a reinstall or something?

    Yes you can still play old PS4e.

    I’ve also made a “Redstone ps4 edition” community as a way for us to more easily share designs and help each other out.

  • I cannot link my Microsoft Account to the PS4 Bedrock edition because it says the Microsoft account I’m trying to use is already connected to another account on “PlayStation Network”

  • Im ready to start mining some more crafts as soon as I get home from work!

  • Umm problem the ps store is not allowing me to buy minecraft

  • what happened to skin packs which were bought before the update and the free skins which were in some packs

  • I have a small question. I’ve bought Minecraft PS4 Edition on a disk, but am I still able to use the disk to play the new Bedrock version or do I have to get it some other way?

  • heysa mesa is Tak0, Will theresa be command blocks and and barrier blocks? and also are people who already have the game going to get the update for free, I want to be sure.

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