Minecraft PS3 And PS Vita Upgrade Breakdown
If you are having trouble figuring out how the upgrading from the PS3 and PS Vita to the PS4 works exactly, Sony has took some time to explain how things go.
As revealed by Sony and further on reported by Playstation Lifestyle, those who are in possession of a PS3 console and have the PS3 edition of Minecraft either from the online market place or as a retail, physical copy disk, must have the same Sony account on both the next-gen console, in this case the PS4, as well as on the older device. After you’ve made sure that the same account is registered on both the PS3 and the PS4, you still need to have at least a file saved for the PS3 edition of Minecraft. After you meet these requirements, you will be eligible to receive the discount.
The problems are further simplified by making the rules clear for those who have not yet got their PS3 edition. Sony’s policy is that you will be eligible for the PS4 upgrade as soon as you get the PS3 version. If you have bought the physical disc of the PS3 edition, you will receive a voucher that features the entitlement code for your upgrade.
The upgrade from an older console, in the case of both the PS4 edition and the Xbox One edition, comes with a significant discount, as users won’t have to pay the full price for the game, which is $19.99, Those upgrading to the PS4 or Xbox One editions from the PS3 and Xbox 360 will only have to pay $4.99.
There is also the PlayStation Vita edition of the game, which won’t cost you a thing if you already have the PS3 version. The other way around also applies, as owning the PS Vita version will result in you getting the game on PS3 for free. The reason for this is the fact that the Mincraft developers are aiming for a cross-play option, where you play on your PS3, than swap to your PS Vita once you are on the road. The fact that worlds can be transferred to and from the device makes it even better. They can also both transfer to the PS4, but unfortunately, it won’t work the other way around, as PS4 worlds won’t be successfully imported into the PS3 or PS Vita.
The reason behind players not being able to transfer PS4 worlds to the PS3 or PS Vita is that it is much more easier for the developer to expand worlds, as they managed to make PS4 worlds 36 times bigger than on previous devices, but when it comes to shrinking worlds down, complications appear due to technical reasons.