Brick building game moves to ‘Bedrock” version.
The mega hit Minecraft is now ten years old and in that time it has seen platform release after platform release. The PS3 and Vita versions are several years old and soon to be incompatible with the current build of the game.
The so-called Bedrock version of Minecraft is universal in its design, meaning it’s no longer unique between the variety of systems the game calls home, but rather one standard build shared by all. Updating in such a way creates both stability and ease of access for players and brings with it a bevy of new features and customization options.
After six years of migration support, those still playing on the PS3 or Vita have only until April 15th to migrate their save files to the new version or those maps will be left in the dust according to Mojang.
It’s easy enough to migrate:
-Start Minecraft and press Play Game
-In the list of your saved worlds, scroll down to the world you want to transfer
-Select a world and press R1 to open the save options
-Choose the alternative Upload save for PS Vita/PS4
-Wait for the upload to be completed and press OK when you’re given the option
From there, you can download your updated world into the PS4 version at any time, and start your building from where you left off.
Tip: If you don’t have a PS4 but think you may want to work on your world in the future it’s possible to buy the PS4 edition and make your save file now. It’ll still be waiting for you when you get the newer console.
It’s worth sharing that this only affects the PlayStation consoles at this time. Xbox 360 players will see no such changeover, at least immediately, and it’s likely Microsoft will look to support that ecosystem for as long as possible, given its shared ownership of both Xbox and Minecraft. Indeed, Xbox 360 transfers to Xbox One were announced before the PlayStation transfers by Microsoft’s Phil Spencer, and we don’t see that support going away any time soon.