Minecraft Bedrock version is coming to PS4

Bedrock is coming to PlayStation 4 tomorrow! “Kelsey,” you huff in horror, “you gave away the whole article in the first sentence.” Don’t worry, dear PlayStation Blog reader, there’s always more!

“So how is this different from the version of Minecraft I can already play on my PS4?” The difference is that the Bedrock version of Minecraft is the unified version of the game which offers the same experience on all consoles. All that glorious, unified code means you’ll be playing the same game as your friends on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10, and mobile!* So, yes, that means you get cross-play between these different consoles. Not only that, PS4 players now also have access to the Minecraft Marketplace – a source for worlds, skins, minigames and mashup packs! So you’ll not only have a better Minecraft experience than ever before, but After Minecraft than ever.

“What if I already own Minecraft on PS4, do I have to buy the game again to get the Bedrock version?” Short answer: No! The next time you start Minecraft, the new update will install automatically and for free. This update will never expire and all game purchases after today for PS4 will still be for this new version.

We’re calling this update “Buzzy Bees” (or 1.14) and it’s coming to PS4 tomorrow at 8am PST. Hope to see you soon in the Overworld!

*Cross-Play requires other Minecraft platforms running the 1.14 update, including PS4 systems.