Minecraft Next-Gen Vs Minecraft Last-Gen

Minecraft Next-Gen vs. Minecraft Last-Gen

How will Minecraft look on PS4 and Xbox One? Basically, it will still be Minecraft, but you'll be able to see farther.

These images were tweeted today by Minecraft console developer 4J Studios, and give a sense of how much farther you'll be able to see on Xbox One and PS4 compared with their last-gen counterparts. They also say they're trying out a world-size increase in the next-gen versions that will make the maps 36 times larger than on Xbox 360 and PS3.

Luke made these helpful gifs to make the comparisons easier.

Minecraft Next-Gen vs. Minecraft Last-Gen

Whatddya think? It might still just be Minecraft, but I'm actually pretty psyched to play this game on one of the two new consoles, if only to for the built-in split-screen multiplayer.


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    People play minecraft on console?

      sadly not everyone has a computer powerful enough to play minecraft

        Yeah I know, I have to tweak my mate's old(er) laptops something shocking in order to get it running

      Many. Iirc, the 360 version is even more popular than the PC version.

        An incredibly quick, glancing Google search gave me this: http://au.ign.com/articles/2013/12/13/minecraft-sells-13-million-on-pc-10-million-on-360

        PC is winning according to the outdated article.

          Oh, you're right. Still it is close enough to answer @lexy 's question.

      Well by combining last gen consoles and current gen versions when they come out, more people play console Minecraft, then PC. So yeah, they do >_>

    me thinks that these options should be enabled in the settings, so you can decide your draw distances, and either have it running silky smooth at 60fps @ 1080p not being able to see 3 blocks in front of yourself, or have it running at 1fps, seeing all the way to the end of the world

      You can, with the PC version.

        Thanks @valhalla for the neg for stating a fact.

        As console is different than PC, most likely consoles API does not allow graphical changes in game. Probably a lot of technical issues revolving it I'm not too sure. Another reason would be to not allow people to crank up the settings and overheating the console. Basic common sense would have figured it out.

          Minecraft would have to be one of the most poorly coded games I have ever played. You would think with a good PC you could completely crank up the view distance to the max in game settings and it would just work properly but it doesn't.

          If I turn the view distance all the way up I have to stand there for 10 minutes before all the blocks actually render and the closer blocks don't render as quickly as they do when it is set on view distance of 8 rather than 16.

          I tried moving it to my SSD and allocating it 32GB of ram and nothing seems to make a damn bit of difference.

          Im going to blame Java.

          Last edited 16/05/14 1:54 pm

            Yeah, I'm with you.

            Blaming Java is typically the best way to go about it, other than like, not using Java.

          Just didn't see the point in telling him something he already knew. Perhaps I was a bit harsh since over30 didn't say something like "like on the PC" to imply that he was talking about MC on consoles and that he already knew such setting existed on the PC... But you really should have been able to work that out.

          Anyways, it is just a downvote so get over it.

      Who says it won't be running at 60fps even with the longer draw distance?

      You know what setting I'd like - the ability to re-map the X button - my 3 year old sees his older siblings playing Minecraft, wants to join in, can't get his hands around the controller and ends up spending the whole time in the inventory thanks to the control scheme :(

      Before anyone pipes up about what you can do on the PC version a) I'm not letting a 3 year old in the PC, and 2) I'm not letting Minecraft near the PC after the kids nearly wrecked the laptop chasing mods which are all hosted on file sharing sites which camouflage virus and key loggers in amongst the genuine downloads.

    OMG SO MUCH DIFFERENCE. Come on you can run minecraft on a 6 year old PC with bad graphics. You can even run it with the GPU that come with the CPU on desktop. Not even graphic intensive and you can comparing screenshots. Many more others games to compare and minecraft is chosen. Meh.

      It's pretty evident that they released Minecraft for consoles so that young children who really don't play games on a PC can play it on a console they probably already have. I haven't played the game in several years but I have no idea why you wouldn't play it on PC, it runs on practically anything and with the mod scene the game has it just blows the console versions out of the water.

      Besides, for me Minecraft has always been the type of game where I start listening to a podcast and have it playing in the background while playing Minecraft. I can't imagine sitting on my couch and just playing the game.

      Last edited 16/05/14 12:13 pm

        Exactly. Which brings to the point of the article. Was this comparison needed at all? It is not graphically intensive, no improved texture or graphics since the base game is still the same and Mods are the one beautifying it in PC. It is like comparing Final Fantasy 9 on PSone and Final Fantasy 9 PSone classic on PS3. Exactly same content with no difference. Sigh.

          Well then obviously the point of the article is so people can see that there isn't a huge difference between PS3 and PS4 versions or 360 and Xbox One versions. If you were considering the game on PS3 but weren't sure if you should wait, this helps inform your decision one way or another. It's one thing to assume (or even make an educated guess) that there's not going to be much difference; it's another to see the actual difference in front of you.

            Agreed, but if you were going to get for previous gen console and holding back for current gen, no reason to stop you from getting the current gen version straight away even if there are no graphical improvement as the new console will be the one you will play for the next 4-6 years (maybe new gen?)

            Last edited 16/05/14 1:00 pm

              But you can't get the current gen versions (PS4 and Xbox One) straight away as they're not out yet. That's why the article is still relevant. Some people would not buy it on both PS3 and PS4, despite how cheap it is.

        Why on earth would it be “young children”? Lots of people don’t play games on their PC’s.
        Does it make you feel like a big-boy PC gamer to write that or is there a less pathetic reason why you’d make such a stupid generalisation?

        I play Minecraft on my 360 (and soon to be on Xbone), primarily because I spend plenty of my day sitting in front of a PC and because my home PC is pretty shitty.
        It could run Minecraft I guess, but I don’t have the inclination to spend my time messing around with settings, downloading mods ect in order to make it worth my time.

        I think it’s a good game, but it’s not like it’s a graphical powerhouse or a high-fidelity competitive multiplayer game. If people want to enjoy the experience while chilling on their lounge with a controller in their hand then I think that’s a pretty good reason to play a console version instead of using the PC.

        I never understand this bullshit that people come up with about PC gamers being adults while console gamers are “young children”. There’s absolutely zero evidence of it but you hear it all the time.
        Funnily, I did the vast majority of my PC gaming before I turned 18. If anyone has the time to spend messing around with PC bits and pieces it’s certainly not going to be anyone with a partner/ home/ full time job.

          No dude, I don't give a shit. I play consoles all the time. That's not my point. If you actually understood my comment, you would realise I was only looking at it from a practicality point of view, of advantages and disadvantages. On consoles the graphics are poorer, you don't get to use texture packs (unless you want to buy the ridiculous DLC texture packs when you can just get them for free on PC, and probably of a higher quality and definitely of a higher variety.

          Aside from that, I love that you saw "young children" and interpreted that completely differently, as though I was saying all console users are children, when I was really just stating the probable reason behind the console release and its marketing. Great job with that one mate.

          If anyone has the time to spend messing around with PC bits and pieces it’s certainly not going to be anyone with a partner/ home/ full time job.

          In addition, I also said that you don't even need a remotely good PC to play the game. If it were any other game I wouldn't care. But this game will run on a shitty computer from 5 years ago. If you have any kind of computer with a keyboard and mouse the game will probably run on it just as well, if not better, than any of the console versions, and you get the added bonus of mods and texture packs for free. I just don't see any real reason you'd have to play it on console, unless you really can't be bothered to move from your couch, in which case there is a huge selection of games that is more worth your time.

          I don't think anybody has misinterpreted a comment more on this site.

            Ha! You could at least have the fortitude to stand by what you wrote.
            You wrote "young children" as a dimwitted knock on people who play consoles, why on earth else would you do it?

            "It's pretty evident that they released Minecraft for consoles so that young children who really don't play games on a PC can play it on a console they probably already have. "

            Seriously, what on earth does this have to do with "young children" if you weren't trying to be a dick? 'People' would have fit in there just fine.

            And whats with the "already have" part?
            Would I be right in interpeting that as an inferrence that said "children" wouldn't invest in a PC to play Minecraft but would be able to play it on a console that they already own?
            I'd imagine that there are far more people who own PCs that they use for non-gaming purposes than there are consoles owned for reasons other than gaming. Given that as you've said, it runs on a pretty standard PC, if anything it's the PC crowd who'd be playing the game on a machine that they owned because of other conveniences.

            I play Minecraft on consoles and I quite enjoy it. There's plenty of games that I would rather not play on a console (RTS games, good competitive FPS games) but Minecraft isn't one of them. When I get home from work i'd rather kick back on the lounge and play on a 55" screen with a controller in my hand rather than huddled in front of a computer monitor with a mouse.

            I think a lot of it comes down to what you want from your Minecraft experience. If you're just happy to play the basic survival mode, exploring and building mid-level projects then the console versions are fine. If you’re planning on making a scale representation of a Game of Thrones city or something like that then yeah…. it’s probably worth booting up the PC.

              Seriously, what on earth does this have to do with "young children" if you weren't trying to be a dick? 'People' would have fit in there just fine.

              Because I happen to know that a fair amount of young children play the game and that from what I can tell, young children are the console game's main demographic and target audience. You can disagree with me if you want but I really don't care if you do and I strongly believe that this is the case.

              Would I be right in interpeting that as an inferrence that said "children" wouldn't invest in a PC to play Minecraft but would be able to play it on a console that they already own?

              Yep. Kids generally prefer to play games on a console than use their parents' PC. Parents prefer it this way too, especially if their computer is crap already. Do you think mum and dad really want to invest in another PC just so their kid can play games on it? I'm betting they will just give the kids an Xbox and I bet the kids will be thrilled with that. Do you really know many kids under the age of 10 who would be fussed with the difference between the two?

              I play Minecraft on consoles and I quite enjoy it. There's plenty of games that I would rather not play on a console (RTS games, good competitive FPS games) but Minecraft isn't one of them. When I get home from work i'd rather kick back on the lounge and play on a 55" screen with a controller in my hand rather than huddled in front of a computer monitor with a mouse.

              Good for you, I don't care.

              Last edited 16/05/14 4:16 pm

    i thought this was going to be a joke article where the difference was almost nothing because... it's minecraft. i was not disappointed.

    Erm, the PS3 already has 4 player split-screen multiplayer. No need to wait for 'next gen' to do that.

    I have missed every iteration of this game so im quite looking forward to seeing what all this hype is about!

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