September 2nd 2014 9:00 pm PT
Minecraft enters the next generation with the release of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, which will become available Friday, September 5th for download in the Xbox Store. Owners of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition can upgrade for just $4.99 USD, while new players can download the full game for $19.99 USD.
More great news for existing Xbox 360 Minecraft players: All downloadable content players have purchased for the Xbox 360 Edition is available free for re-download on Xbox One. Additionally, you can transfer your favorite Xbox 360 worlds and content to the Xbox One Edition so you won’t lose your creations.
With worlds up to 36 times larger than on Xbox 360, now there’s an even bigger canvas to create, with four player split-screen on one console or up to eight players over Xbox Live.
Later this month, select retailers will sell the full game Digital Download Code and the full game packaged disc will be on retail store shelves globally this holiday.