Mojang’s extremely popular open-world sandbox game, Minecraft, has finally made its way to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 video game consoles.

Minecraft takes advantage of the power of the new consoles and features world’s that are 36 times larger than they were on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems.

Veteran players will be happy to note that game saves from the older Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles can be transferred to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of the game. Previously purchased add-on content is also said to carry on over from the older generation of consoles to the new generation.

Even better, Mojang is allowing players who already own the game on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 to ‘digitally upgrade’ to the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 version of the game for only $5 (R65). New players can also purchase the title for $19.99 (R280). Time to mine!

[Sources: PlayStation Blog, Xbox Wire]

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