As you likely already know, Minecraft has been officially dubbed the most popular game that has ever been played.

Naturally, it comes as no surprise that the popular building-block game is making its way to PS4. This is particularly exciting because, up until now, Minecraft has been exclusive to Xbox and Microsoft. Having it come to a Sony console is a pretty big deal. But, when is it coming? The official release date has not been announced yet, but critics are saying that we should see Minecraft for PS4 sometime during the second quarter of this year.

What should fans of Minecraft expect from the new PS4 version? The developer of the console version of this popular game, 4J Studios, has cited that they do not plan to make any major changes to the standard gameplay of Minecraft. ‘If it isn’t broken, don’t fix it” is a great philosophy when approaching a game with this level of popularity. It is likely that any major change would just make fans angry.

The game will still consist of the same modes as before, letting players choose how they will proceed through the game, using either survival mode, or creative mode.

For those who choose survival mode of the Minecraft PS4 edition, players will need to gather as many different resources as they possibly can in order to make different items that will allow them to survive. Contingent on the difficulty they have chosen, players will eventually have to deal with monsters that are on a mission to destroy the world they have worked so hard to build. This mode is great for those who enjoy the challenge of fighting back against an opposing force and staying alive.

Creative mode will allow the creativeness of players to flow! In the beginning, players will be given enough resources to build a Minecraft world any way they want. This mode is all about having fun and seeing what can be built, without the pressure of monsters coming to destroy what you have worked so hard to create. The possibilities are endless with creative mode and this has been proven time and time again by fans that have created and shown off the elaborate worlds they have built from nothing more than Minecraft blocks. This mode is great for artistic expression and is an awesome way to kick the monotony of survival mode. Go forth and create!

Minecraft for PS4 also has a multi-player mode that allows players to interact with one another inside of their Minecraft world. This is great, as there are not a lot of multi-player games on the market right now that aren’t first-person shooters. Minecraft multi-player is a great way to break out of that mold.

In all, Minecraft for PS4 is a lot like previous editions of the game, which is great because players will know what to expect from their purchase. A game as well-loved as Minecraft doesn’t need major changes to sell and fans that already have their PS4’s are likely chomping at the bit to get in line for their copy. Now, all that is left to do is wait around for the announcement of the release date, and get that pre-order in at GameStop. Be on the lookout for more announcements regarding the release date later this year, hopefully sooner rather than later.

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