Minecraft: PS4 Edition to Use DualShock 4 Touchpad, Share Button, and Have Worlds “36 Times Bigger” Than PS3 Edition

on June 16, 2014 6:55 AM

At the rate that Mojang has been going, there are very few devices (maybe save for toasters) that won’t be able to play their indie mega-hit, Minecraft, with the game either out or soon to be available on nearly every platform imaginable.

Over on the PlayStation Blog though, developer Mojang revealed that one of the latest editions to arrive for the game, the PS4 Edition, will add in a few features unique to the PS4 itself. Specifically, Mojang mentioned the game’s use of the DualShock 4’s touchpad for menu navigation and crafting, along with full support for the Share button in-game, such as for taking screenshots or streaming video.

Mojang also mentioned that the PS4 Edition will provide capabilities for worlds that will end up being “36 times bigger than the ones you might be used to on PlayStation 3,” with the PS4’s enhanced hardware letting players do more and make much larger, open maps.

The PlayStation Blog entry on the new edition also wraps up by mentioning a few other additions to the PS4 Edition, such as the importing of PS3 Edition save files, a small upgrade fee to go from the PS3 Edition of the game (digital, the disc version is also being worked on), “Sony-specific DLC,” eight-player online co-op, and more.

Minecraft: PS4 Edition releases in August 2014.

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.