Minecraft UPDATE: PS4 out Thursday, Xbox One due Friday 5th September

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The long-awaited next gen version of Minecraft is coming to Xbox One first, with the PS4 version out today in Europe.

UPDATE 2

Despite the tease of a Minecraft PS4 release for yesterday, the game actually became available of PSN today, due to some last minute hiccups.

The Mojang blog has today confirmed Minecraft is now available for download in Europe, with the US receiving the game 'very soon'.

They also state the PS Vita version will be available 'in a few weeks',

UPDATE 1

VG247.com reports the digital version of Playstation 4's Minecraft is due for release today (Wednesday 3rd September), according to PlayStation France's twitter account.

A rough translation of the tweets reads:

@BarraultBastien: Does Minecraft come out tomorrow on PS4? Or still no date?

PlayStation France: Yes, the digital version arrives tomorrow. No date for the physical version.

Original story

Minecraft was sent to Microsoft for final testing on Friday, as tweeted by the game's developers, 4J Studios.The news of an official release date for the next gen imagining of Minecraft came in the form of an Xbox Wire update yesterday.

Minecraft Xbox One Box Art 1Minecraft for Xbox One will be available for download on the Xbox Games Store on Friday 5th September, and for owners of Minecraft on Xbox 360 the game will cost just $4.99/£3.99. If you don't own the previous consoles version, the game will cost you $19.99/£15.99.

All your previously-purchased content on the Xbox 360 version will be available as a free download on Xbox One too, and you can transfer your 360 worlds to Xbox One.

The update also says that players will be able to purchase the game in select stores later this month as a digital download code, and a disc version will arrive 'this holiday'.

PS4 and Vita owners, don't fret, Daniel Kaplan, a business developer at Mojang tweeted 'and Sony friends - you will get a Minecraft surprise soon..or maybe sooner', following the news of the Xbox One version's release.

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