What you need to know about the native version of Minecraft on PS5

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One of the things that makes Minecraft so popular and there are many ports available for many systems. It even made its way to ChromeOS and Apple TV. However, for some reason, there has never been a native version of the game on PlayStation 5. That is, until now.

As of yesterday, Mojang Studios has created its gaming giant Minecraft available on console, although this is only a preview for now. In a recent post on official websitethe developer is inviting people to check out the PS5 version, which, if you have it on PS4, you can access by “going to ‘Settings’ then ‘Preview’ in-game.”

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It’s unclear why it took so long for the current-gen version to launch on Sony’s system, but it’s available now and you can enjoy the same benefits as the Xbox Series port. Well, almost all the benefits.

What you can and can’t do in the PS5 version of Minecraft

Even though this is just a preview for now, you will still have access to them Minecraft Entire. However, there are some things you won’t have until the final release. For example, Mojang says that while there is multiplayer available on the PS5 version, there is no cross-platform play except for PS4. Also, for obvious reasons this port cannot be played on previous generation hardware.

However, you can play against each other if you operate Realms – subscription-based servers Minecraft – which is available for pre-order on PlayStation 5. However, you don’t currently have access to the Minecraft Store, although you will receive the novel ‘Tricky Trials Update’ with your download.

This is essentially a testing ground for running the game natively on PS5, which the studio does quite often. As such, this particular build will likely be “unstable” and “not representative of the quality of the final release.” Through these previews, players are encouraged to provide feedback and submit bug reports to the developer. As for the release date of the full version, there is no information about it yet.

After all this time, I still attract millions of players, Minecraft recently celebrated his 15th birthday. I still remember the first time I played this game, shortly after it entered beta. The sandbox game has come a long way from one person’s passion project to dominating the video game landscape for the better part of a decade. His popularity may have waned a bit over the years, but I will always find myself back in his block world from time to time.


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