Update: Minecraft now appearing in Walmart stores.
The game will require an Xbox Live account.
Microsoft’s Minecraft is the most successful game of all time, and its been that way for a while. Crafting, PVP, making beautiful structures are just a few of the possibilities. There’s a version called Bedrock Edition that has Cross-Play between whatever platforms it supports which is; Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, and Android. There’s a key platforming missing – PS4!
Back in late June, the ESRB confirmed that Bedrock Edition was coming to PS4 but we haven’t had a concrete release date. While we still don’t, something interesting appeared in the Bedrock changelog for 1.13.0. A line under General says:
Added PlayStation-related assets
This is essentially confirming the game will release extremely soon, as the update now has the asssets needed for it to be live. Sony Interactive Entertainment now gives the ability to add Cross-Play whenever they want, which means the ball is now in Microsoft’s court to figure out how to go about this. As we all know, Sony doesn’t allow the Xbox logo onto PlayStation, hell, in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare it will show a TV with a console in front of it since they don’t want to recognize their competition.
The game requires the log in use of Xbox Live, so a potential way around it is to use a Mojang account on PS4 like the Java Edition does for PC on the non-Bedrock version. That’s essentially the only way Cross-Play with PlayStation is viable.
Source: Minecraft Gamepedia