'Minecraft' developers are still working on bringing a new version of the game to PlayStation 4 consoles.



The hugely popular open-world survival game recently had a new version - simply entitled 'Minecraft' - released for Windows 10, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch consoles, but developers at Mojang say they are still "in discussions with Sony" about bringing the updated version to their PlayStation consoles.

In a blog post, Mojang said: "While we are thrilled to be able to confirm the new version of 'Minecraft' is coming to Nintendo Switch, we are still in discussions with Sony about PlayStation and have nothing to confirm. We would love to work with Sony to bring players on PlayStation 4 into this ecosystem as well."

Part of the reason for Sony's refusal to allow the new version of the game on its console is believed to be due to a disagreement surrounding cross platform play.

Users of the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One consoles will be able to play an online multi-player version of the game with each other across both platforms, however Sony refused to be a part of this, claiming they had the safety of their customers in mind.

However, PlayStation users should pick up a copy of 'Minecraft' as soon as possible, as when the new version launches, the old version will be pulled from shelves, meaning PlayStation users will no longer be able to get their hands on the game.

The 'Better Together' update - which unifies the platforms involved in the new version of the game - will be released in Autumn.

The blog post added: "The Better Together Update will launch this Autumn, once it's ready and we've satisfactorily evicted bugs from the premises."