(Update) Microsoft has confirmed it!

Courtesy of Xbox Wire:

Starting tomorrow, Minecraft players on the PlayStation 4 Edition will begin updating to the unified Bedrock version of Minecraft. This means that cross-platform play will be active across Xbox One, Windows 10, Nintendo Switch, iOS and Android mobile devices, Gear VR and now PS4.*

In addition, PS4 players will now have their purchases and progress carry across platforms and have access to the ever-growing Minecraft Marketplace – a source for worlds, skins, mini-games, and mash up packs – meaning PS4 players will have not just a better Minecraft experience than ever before, but more Minecraft than ever.

The new update will install automatically and free of charge for PS4 players the next time they start Minecraft. The free update will also never expire and all game purchases after today for PS4 will always be for this new version.

*Cross-Play requires other platforms of Minecraft to be running update 1.14, including PlayStation 4 systems, have their platform-dependent online service set up (e.g. PS Plus, Xbox Live, Nintendo Switch Online), and be signed into their free Microsoft Account.

Brah. HOW THE TIMES HAVE CHANGED!! Sony Interactice Entertainment CEO and President Jim Ryan wanted to ‘save the children’ from the meanies of Xbox Live.

WALLS HAVE FALLEN. Console, PC, and Mobile gamers will soon be able to play Minecraft TOGETHER as the Bedrock edition releases this Tuesday on the PS4, bringing with it cross-platform play!

There you have it. Are you ready to earn Xbox cheevos on your PS4? Because that day will come on Tuesday, December 10th, and will be completely free! Otherwise the game is $29.99 these days if you don’t already own it.

Thanks to Mvxzzz, Randl_Al_Thor for the tips and RexWolfen for the pix!!