Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition to be released this Friday!


FINALLY!  The wait is over:  Minecraft for Xbox One will be released on Friday, September 5th 2014.  And yes, that means that the Xbox One version is being released before the PS4 version, which has been delayed because it failed to pass Sony's certification last August.

More great news confirmed by Larry Hryb yesterday: if you have bought Minecraft for the Xbox 360, you will have access to a special price for the Xbox One version, as it will be sold to you for 5.99$.  The regular price is set to 19.99$ for anyone else.  Please note that the physical version of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition should show up in time for the upcoming holidays.

Other cool stuff: any downloadable content you have previously bought for the Xbox 360 version will still be yours (texture packs, skins, etc...).  And you know what? Those cool world you spent so many hours building and/or blowing up (I have kids, and they love TNT...) will be transferable to your Xbox One.

As for the game itself, well, it's still Minecraft.  Textures won't be different, but the worlds are supposed to be 36 times larger than the ones you created on Xbox 360.  And the draw distance is improved, thanks to more powerful hardware on the Xbox One.

Source: MajorNelson.com