Minecraft Developers Build Roller Coaster To Celebrate PS4 Edition, PS3 World Save Transfers Still On The Way
Minecraft roller coasters have been a staple of block-based creativity for years, and to celebrate the recent release of Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition, 4J Studios, the developers behind the Minecraft console ports, released their own roller coaster yesterday on YouTube.
The ride takes viewers across fire pits, around Creeper statues and through the familiar X, O, square and triangle of the PlayStation brand. More than anything, it's good proof of what people who deal with Minecraft for a living are capable of creating.
Minecraft: PlayStation 4 Edition came out late last week, one day before the Xbox One version. Both versions were stated to be able to upload saves from the previous generation of consoles, Xbox One from 360 and PS4 from PS3. The world save transfer was up and running on Microsoft system from launch day, but the PlayStation save transfers are currently still in the works. Users have reported seeing a button for downloading saves on their new PS4 game but not an option to upload on the PS3 version.
4J Studios has tweeted that adding this update for the PS3 version of Minecraft is a development priority, along with finally getting the Vita version off the ground and squashing any bugs that users come across in the freshly released new-gen versions. There doesn't seem to be any indication, though, when this functionality will be added to the PS3.
.@Funnyface992 We'll be focussing on PSVita, PS3 Save Transfer update, fixing Xbox One & PS4 bugs, then on to an update across all consoles.
— 4J Studios (@4JStudios) September 7, 2014
Minecraft is available now on the PlayStation 4. A new version costs $19.99, but existing PS3 players can upgrade for only $4.99.