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Minecraft PlayStation PS5 Native Version

Minecraft Is Finally Getting A Native PS5 Version

by Wesley LeBlanc on Jun 21, 2024 at 07:53 AM

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Developer Mojang has revealed that a native version of Minecraft is finally coming to PlayStation 5. It's currently in a testing phase, but if you own the PlayStation 4 version of the game for your PS5, you can take part in the preview right now. 

Though Minecraft has been playable on PS5 for years, it's always been the PS4 version; this native version, however, is a new build of Minecraft made specifically for PS5, which means it will theoretically perform better on the console. 

"Currently, however, the only way to play Minecraft on a PlayStation 5 is by purchasing the PlayStation 4 version of the game," the announcement reads. "By developing a native version of Minecraft for PS5, we'll be able to make the game run more effectively on the PS5's hardware." 

Though Mojang hasn't revealed how long the Minecraft PS5 version preview will last, all are welcome to take part in it, so long as they own the PS4 version of the game. To access it, go to "Settings" on your PS4 version of Minecraft while playing on a PS5 and select "Preview." This preview includes the new Tricky Trials update, so you can venture into the trial chambers, meet a breeze, craft a mace, and more. 

Mojang asks that players who encounter bugs during this preview report it to the developer, and more generally, provide any feedback they might have. 

For more about the game, read Game Informer's Minecraft review, and then check out this story about how actor Jack Black has all but confirmed he's playing Steve in the upcoming live-action Minecraft movie. After that, read about Netflix's animated Minecraft series

Are you excited about a native Minecraft version for PS5? Let us know in the comments below!

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November 18, 2011 (PC), 
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May 9, 2012 (Xbox 360), 
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October 14, 2014 (PlayStation Vita), 
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