A PS5 version of Minecraft is here – but it’s not done quite yet

The much-anticipated native version of Minecraft has made its way to the PlayStation 5, although it is currently only available as a limited early preview for owners of the PlayStation 4 edition of the game.

In a recent post on the Minecraft website, it was explained that players who own the PS4 version of the game for their PS5 can access and test this early version by following a few simple steps. By launching the game, opening the settings menu, and selecting the preview option, players can dive into this early glimpse of Minecraft on the PS5.

The preview version includes content from the recent Tricky Trials Update, but it does lack features such as cross-platform multiplayer and access to the in-game store. However, players who subscribe to the paid Realms service can still play online with friends on other platforms by creating a dedicated preview realm.

If you’re eager to try out this early build of the game, be prepared to encounter some bugs as the developer, Mojang, is actively seeking feedback to improve the experience. Players are encouraged to report any issues they encounter through the official Discord server or a dedicated form on the website.

While there is no official release date for the full version yet, the availability of this preview suggests that the development is nearing completion. For those who do not already own a PS4 copy of Minecraft, it is currently available in standard and deluxe versions, offering additional maps, player customization options, skin packs, and virtual store currency.