September 2nd 2014 9:00 pm PT

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Arrives this Friday

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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.

Game Add-on, Xbox Games Store, Xbox One By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • Jonathan

    Woohoo!!! Been waiting for this game to release on XB1!

    • Chris Rogers

      What about Plants V Zombies?

      i have a Xbox One in Hong Kong but had to register it in the UK, whilst my Xbox 360 is registered in Hong Kong and the same name tag is used with both.

      Xbox One becomes legally available in Hong Kong later this month and have purchased about US$120 worth of games alone in August and spending more now with all the specials on – so hopefully can transfer quite a bit over if this report is correct.

      My daughter has MineCraft, just a shame that I’ll have to get another controller for the Xbox One for her to enjoy it with a friend – these being quite expensive.

      • Jonathan

        your response makes absolutely no sense.

  • Professor Oak

    Will I be able to Upgrade from the website.

  • Ozzpot

    *Squeal!* Finally! A new adventure awaits! This, Destiny, Forza Horizon 2, what a month!

  • Joey

    How exactly does one upgrade? Do you need the disc, since I bought the digital copy launch day and discs weren’t available then (to my knowledge)

    • Professor Oak

      It should just show the 4.99 price when you go to buy it

    • Davie

      If you’ve played minecraft online on your account then your price will be 4.99.

    • disqus_H20631odq0

      Your gamertag just needs to have played the game before. As long as you have at least one achievement, you’re good.

  • Professor Oak

    All DLC transfers Up! Yay, this makes someone like me who bought all the DLC happy!

    • CoD Master

      When you say every? Everything?!?!?!

      • Professor Oak

        All the Skin, Texture and Mashup packs

        • CoD Master

          Wow man, you are crazy, you know that?

          • Professor Oak

            Why would you say that, it is only like $1-$4 every few months

          • CoD Master

            Okay mate, but in some way the skin packs are useless, aren’t they?

          • Professor Oak

            Not really, I switch skins all the time

          • CoD Master

            Oh okay good for you, mate! :)

          • CoD Master

            And just kidding you, nothing serious.

  • Richard

    Is it going to include more content at launch than the 360 version, besides the bigger map and being on the current xbox live.

  • SkullFire58

    Will our achievements transfer over? Either way it would still be fun to unlock them again.

    • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

      No they don’t. All new achievements for xbox one versions of games.

    • http://www.trueachievements.com/Samba+P.htm Andreas

      yeah if yo want achievements you will have to create a new world, even if you didn’t use creative mode on the 360.

  • web

    How does game save transfer over if I’m not using the cloud on the 360

    • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

      I think you just really answered your own question, haven’t you. Lol

  • Praytoseedeath

    On my birthday :)

    • Prosper Carter

      with a username like that i hope you dont die before the 5th

      • Praytoseedeath

        Right!

      • CoD Master

        Lol, you really made me laugh on this one! :)

    • Rza

      It’s my birthday on Friday too!!!! Hippie Bathday!!!!!

      • Praytoseedeath

        Thanks you too! We share a birthday with many a celebrity as well like frank zappa, Jack Daniels for instance :)
        Add my gt: fever and chill

        • Rza

          added :)

  • http://Www.mylifewithgaming.wordpress.com/ Mitchell Hall

    Ugh I wish I could get into this game, it seems like it could be fun as hell but I just can’t get past the wonky graphics. I played enough games that looked like that when I was a kid lol I prefer beautiful graphics these days.. haha I know I know you mine craft lovers are gonna hate on me for this… and I guess I deserve it lol.

    • Prosper Carter

      you and me both

    • http://xxkarzaxx.tumblr.com/ xX Karza Xx

      If you get a texture pack it’s a lot easier on the eyes.I like the natural and city texture packs personally.

      After playing with those I don’t know how my eyes didn’t catch fire looking at the default textures.Lol.

  • Jay

    The time has come…

  • http://www.youtube.com/SabzilaTV SABZILA

    So i can borrow a copy of Minecraft for 360, upgrade to the ONE version for $4.99 and return the 360 version??

    • http://twitter.com/lightsup55 Timothy Leucht

      You MUST play Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (retail disc) WHILE connected to Xbox LIVE (at least once) on the same gamertag that you plan to purchase the Xbox One Edition on.

      Simply put… make sure that you sign-in to Xbox LIVE, then unlock 1 achievement and check to make sure that there is a date stamp on it. If you have at least 1 achievement with a date stamp on it, you’ve played the game online on that gamertag.

      • disqus_H20631odq0

        I’ve done this and I’m still getting charged 19.99….

  • http://xxkarzaxx.tumblr.com/ xX Karza Xx

    Hell yeah!Me and my friends are super excited Minecraft is finally gonna be on Xbox One.

    Now we’ll have something to do on the weekend while we wait for Destiny.

  • skunk73

    what about those that own it on disk?????? do we get it cheaper too????????

    • http://twitter.com/lightsup55 Timothy Leucht

      You MUST play Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition WHILE connected to Xbox LIVE (at least once) on the same gamertag that you plan to purchase the Xbox One Edition on.

      Simply put… make sure that you sign-in to Xbox LIVE, then unlock 1 achievement and check to make sure that there is a date stamp on it. If you have at least 1 achievement with a date stamp on it, you’ve played the game online on that gamertag.

  • Gazmaster3D

    The great games flood is just beginning and even tho I never really got into this for that upgrade price I will give it another chance.

    • MURD3R HE WROTE

      If nothing else gaz I KNOW there’s a atleast 200-300 easy gamescore for 5 bucks.

  • http://twitter.com/lightsup55 Timothy Leucht

    The $4.99 USD price for those who own Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will
    expire 1 year AFTER the release of the Xbox One Edition (i.e. September 5, 2014 to September 5, 2015).

    That is to say… beginning September 6, 2015, the price for Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be $19.99 for all.

    And
    even if you don’t have an Xbox One now, you CAN purchase the game on
    the Xbox website and it will be available to download when you sign-in
    on your Xbox One.

    • Matthew Bunton

      So it is $4.99 for a years rental then?

      • http://twitter.com/lightsup55 Timothy Leucht

        You get to KEEP the game and pay the $4.99 price IF you have
        – played Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition (retail disc) while connected to Xbox LIVE on the Xbox 360
        OR
        – purchased the digital download of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition for Xbox 360

        Also… you MUST use the game gamertag that has played/purchased Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition to get the Xbox One Edition at the $4.99 price.

        If you have NEVER played/purchased Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, then you’ll have to pay the $19.99 price to keep the game.

        In other words, only the reduced price is expiring for those who have played/purchased the Xbox 360 Edition. Once you PURCHASE the Xbox One Edition (regardless of the price you paid at the time), you KEEP the game on that same gamertag.

        • ElektroDragon

          Thanks, excellent info!

  • kevgallacher

    Wasn’t this game announced as a launch game back at E3 2013? What took it so long?

  • Ice Panda

    Wheres the Vita version- oh wait wrong console.

    • Professor Oak

      Are you one the rare 5 people who actually own a vita?

  • beardyman3218

    I just hope they add a textures browser that has the free textures made by the PC community. The game should also be updated as regularly as the PC version now theres no excuse not to update it more regularly.

    • CoD Master

      You really should learn how the update system works on consoles.

      • beardyman3218

        I understand they go through certification but if blizzard can bring out updates for diablo in time with the PC I don’t see why 4j can’t. Still would be nice though just to have free textures from the PC community. Either way I’m not complaining I think its a great game.

        • Nathanael Dale Ries

          Because the PC version of Minecraft is coded in java but the console version is coded in C++. For diablo they use the same programming language.

  • David S

    Anyone know when the achievements for this will be released?

    • Gazmaster3D

      PS trophies are out. I’m assuming it will be the same for the XBO.

      • CoD Master

        Don’t say that, mate, do you remember the PS trophies that released for PS3, they are so different than Xbox 360.

        • Gazmaster3D

          True but I’m guessing that seeing as both the ps4 and xbo conversions are both being worked on at the same time it would just be the same lists. Time will tell, that’s if the trophy list is legit.

          • Kvally

            I think COD Master was being sarcastic. The trophies are usually all the same.

          • Gazmaster3D

            PS3 has 29 trophies. 360 has 20 achievements so they are different.

          • CoD Master

            Please check the Trophy list for PS3 and the Xbox 360 Achievement list and come back to tell me sorry.

          • CoD Master

            Yes, mate.

    • Digiadam

      Google is your friend.

  • Jerome Noxby

    geez, tell me when the re-release perfect dark zero lol,

    • Praytoseedeath

      Or better yet just perfect dark…

      • Digiadam

        Zero was far superior…..by far.

        • Praytoseedeath

          Valid points & a double positive… That’s tricky to argue with.

  • Digiadam

    What a horrible excuse for a game. Seriously.

    • Kvally

      What a horrible excuse for a post. Seriously.

      • FiveMagic5

        Apply cold water to that burn Mr. Digiadam

        • Digiadam

          Truth hurts. It’s a terrible game.

          • beardyman3218

            Its your opinion, not the truth and 40 million people would beg to differ.

    • CoD Master

      Oh snap!

  • WickedSheep

    36 times larger worlds and only 8 players… what a joke…
    and still no dedicated servers… no thanks

    • Digiadam

      Reminds me of another awful game……anyone remember Chromehounds?

      • Michael Burden

        How can you compare Chromehounds to Minecraft? They have nothing in common, other than you are wrong in your opinion of both. Chromehounds was a decent game with a bad name and I was saddened when Sega closed down its servers.

        • Digiadam

          It’s easy to compare two awful games.

          Apparently you like awful games. Chromehounds was nowhere near “decent” whatsoever as many who bought the game quickly returned it….and EBGAMES allowed it because it was an awful game.

          As for Minecraft….what can I say? It is digital Lego. It’s sad to see people waste their time and lives playing such garbage.

          • Michael Burden

            And apparently you wouldn’t know a good game if it hit you upside the head. Maybe that is what happened to you and it caused severe brain damage.

          • Digiadam

            Actually I think that applies to you not me you brain-dead fucktard

          • Michael Burden

            Ahhh, personal attacks and obscenity – last defense of those who know they have no leg to stand on and a true sign of maturity (that last part was sarcasm in case you didn’t pick up on that). I think you’ve proved my point, now move along unless you want to continue to look foolish.

  • Michael Andrews

    Let me know when all of my download content and games from 360 can be imported for free and then I’ll buy the xbox one.

    • mcmax3000

      So, never.

  • ElektroDragon

    I’m waiting for MeinKraft: ElektroIndustriell edition.

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      Kraftwerk!

  • mcmax3000

    I don’t know that I would’ve bought this again for full price, but for $4.99? Sure, why not.

    • FluGame12s

      Nerdgin

  • Beano

    I heard the graphics and the new Unreal 4 engine on this are going to be hella tight

  • Wildattorney

    The big question I still have is this: When we import a save from Xbox 360 to Xbox One, will the game’s map be 36 times larger, or are the larger maps reserved for games generated on the Xbox One version? I read somewhere a while back that games imported from the Xbox 360 may not increase in size and that this feature may be something added down the road. I’m very curiously what the current state of affairs is on that issue.

  • John Smith

    So…. still no cross-platform play? I’m pretty sure it’s 2014 already.

    • Wildattorney

      The year has absolute nothing to do with the cross-platform play. Cross-platform play doesn’t exist because console makers don’t want it. To do so, they would have to share servers, which they choose not to do. That should not be surprising to anyone. Cross-platform between Xbox 360 and Xbox One doesn’t exist because the Xbox 360 can’t handle the Xbox One version of the game.

      • John Smith

        It’s not surprising – it’s just disappointing that by 2014 we don’t have cross-platform play.

        BTW, one console would not need to “handle” the other consoles game version for cross-platform play to work. That’s not how cross-platform works.

        • ImTheMetalLord

          I know…it’s 2014 and I thought I’d have me a hover car by now and a hover board and be able to time travel. What the hell is wrong with these people?

          • Gazmaster3D

            I’m still waiting for Jaws 12.

          • CoD Master

            You guys made me pee my pants from the laughs.

          • Nick Peck

            hahaa

          • MURD3R HE WROTE

            and I thought we’d be living in space by now. They sold the lie and I bought it. Damn car salesman.

          • Nick Peck

            Same here, WTF???

        • MURD3R HE WROTE

          I wonder how many people want or care about cross play.

      • Some guy

        The 360 can’t handle the power of a terrible xbone yet can handle cross play with PC players.
        Must be black magic. Or people that know how TCP connections work but I’ll go with magic.

  • Shawn Agawa

    does ne know were i can get a confirmation of how the upgrade will work whether it will detect that u have the digital copy or if u have to put ur 360 game disc in the xb1 to detect it that way

    • MuscledRMH

      If you played it on 360 with Xbox Live (Silver or Gold) it will detect it automatically.

  • Bundy

    This game doesn’t interest me in the slightest. My 11 yr old son however, will have a class 1 freak out when he see this news.

    • Nick Peck

      LOL, yah my 11 yrold daughter had said freak out yesterday when I told her. Man I wish I was a kid again lol.

  • aawells07

    Cant wait

  • MURD3R HE WROTE

    My friend and I cannot wait. Deliver it today damnit.

    • CoD Master

      See it in a good side, at least PS have to wait for it and we will be playing before them. :)

      • Michael Burden

        Not necessarily according to 4J. They said it was coming for the PS4 “soon, maybe sooner”.

        • CoD Master

          Strange, but in the EU ps weekly update, there isn’t any sign of Minecraft releasing there.

          • MURD3R HE WROTE

            Yeah it could’ve been the other way around because the PS version had glitches that caused it to not get passed. so they already knew what they had to fix with the xbox version. Either way I’m happy it’s here. I said to my friend yesterday, “I hope they release it before destiny and not the day of or it won’t see any playtime.” Then they announced friday. :D

          • Michael Burden

            PS4 version releasing today in US.

          • CoD Master

            I saw that, today. and EU too.

        • Brad

          We have today on PSN (by noon). EU already has it. Plenty of Twitch videos of people playing.

      • Gazmaster3D

        Unfortunately not. Its out on the PS4 right now.

        • d0x360

          Nevermind **edited**

        • CoD Master

          Yeah I know :(

  • Étienne-A Beauregard

    Upgrade ? You’re funny microsoft, what’s next ? Stunning 1080p ?

    • MURD3R HE WROTE

      are you saying you can look at the picture above and not see a difference between the 360 version? If that was your attempt at a joke, hold on I had to stop from typing to laugh uncontrollably. Whew I needed that.

      • Étienne-A Beauregard

        No, there’s a difference, but nothing that would make me buy it again, even for 4,99$ ! It’s in no way better except for the very slight graphical update.
        PS: Thanks for laughing at my awful attempt at a joke!

        • d0x360

          It might not be a value at $5 for you but for a significant number of people I’m sure it will be. Keep in mind a lot of people retire their old consoles when they buy new ones.

          There are also people like me who like yo play the best version they can. Having the game actually run in HD at 60fps is awesome. The difference between 30 and 60 is large. The smoother controls are welcome as are the improved visuals 60 fps offers. No more stuttering or ghosting images inherent with 30fps.

          Also there is more room for expansion on the new consoles. The older versions were stuck fitting into half a gig of ram and for a game like Minecraft that isn’t much. 8 gigs of memory allows significantly bigger worlds. It also allows more in those worlds.

          $5 to upgrade isn’t a bad deal for a game you can play forever and always find new things to do.

        • Nick Peck

          Minecraft will never look good, this is just for those that have moved on from last gen completely and will want to play the game on the newer systems.

          • Brad

            Minecraft with mods can look amazing and I would imagine that with more power from consoles it can look like that too,

    • Micheal Melton

      Just checked the page for it. 1080p native at 60fps.

      • Étienne-A Beauregard

        If you watch something ugly in 1080p, it’ll still be ugly.

        • Fay_Z

          tell that to the sony girls

  • Professor Oak

    I’m Gunna ask again since I got no answer before, will I get the $4.99 Upgrade price from the website?

    • Étienne-A Beauregard

      I think they didn’t mention it. Anyways, you’ll find out friday !

    • Nick Peck

      Usually when you log into the site it knows what you have purchased in the past and prices everything accordingly. I have never had any issues with deals like this in the past so hopefully it will work for you no problem.

      • Professor Oak

        Yeah, I just want to take advantage of this deal since I won’t be getting my Xbox One till Halo 5 Launches

  • Micheal Melton

    ACHIEVEMENT CITY WILL BE GIANORMIOUS!!!!

  • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

    YES!

  • Duncan

    Seems a bit pricey to me – US$199.99 / CA$199.99 / £114.99 / €199.99 / AU$289.95 / NZ$219.95

    • JS1HUNDRED

      Yeah wtf?

    • Gazmaster3D

      Not the first time a game has come onto the marketplace early with a huge price hike.

    • Nick Peck

      O.o It’s $19.99 on the US Store and only $4.99 if you already own the 360 version? I don’t get foreign pricing I suppose lol…. Sorry guys.

      • Shawn Agawa

        yes i already no the prices i wanna no how they determine if u have the 360 version or not

      • Professor Oak

        The put it up at those prices today, probably just an Oops

  • Chris Rogers

    Sorry for earlier post and rambling – its what happens when you have no sleep.

    Suffice to say, this good news is only related to MineCraft – shame they cannot do it with other recently titles is all I can say.

  • creepy clown 75

    I was hoping for 16 people for a world this big :(

  • d0x360

    Since its only gonna be $5 I suppose I’ll upgrade.

  • FiveMagic5

    Eh for only $5 might as well upgrade

  • Dr Khaos PhD

    Hey Larry, 4J or Mojang noted that not all DLC would be transferable due to some licensing issues.

    • Professor Oak

      Questions won’t be answered by any of those here. But I assume they solved said licensing issues.

      • Wildattorney

        There is always a solution to licensing issues. And interestingly, the solution is always the same. $$$

  • Peter

    Quick thought occured to me has minecraft 360 ever been on sale? Always recall seeing it constantly staying at 20 even after all this time of being on the marketplace. One of the few titles that generally stays firm in price

    • Wildattorney

      I bought it a month after release on sale for $15.

  • clownz

    I love xbox. with that being said, im sad to see that sony once again beat microsoft to a release. for xbox to stay competitive we need to see popular titles from major studies and indie studies pre-release on xbox one first.

    • Fay_Z

      its a day early for ps4.. sony probably rushed certification in a desperate attempt to beat ms to it. ms don’t need to follow sonys dirty games

      • Peter

        You guys both implying they care about a day earlier or whatever on this really making that big a difference that they gotta rush or care for that matter. Xbox users will get it for their platform and ps users for their preferred platform. Pretty sure neither company cares that much about something so insignificant

        Implying The ceos of eiither company losing sleep over this

      • Professor Oak

        doesn’t really matter, we still got it today anyway

  • dLusive

    What time is it out

    • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

      Maybe some time around 3AM (eastern time), 12AM (pacific time).
      That’s just my guess, though.

    • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

      Never mind. It’s out right now!

  • Harry

    I have the 360 version and Can’t seem to download at the discounted price

  • Spakon

    All paid DLC, except for the Halloween Skin Pack :( the one skin i use was in there.

  • David Stocco

    My Minecraft for Xbox One won’t let me join or create online games. It’s freezes and goes to dashboard(home). I’ve done all the normal fixes to resolve issues like these (reinstall, hard reset, reset modem) but still nothing.
    Anyone else having this issue? Playing alone just isn’t quite the same

  • Juan Antonio Alvarez Villegas

    I didn’t recive the discounted price and i’ve the 360 disc version, like my brother (and he has the discount). And in support service cant tell me nothing. What can i do now?

 
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