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Microsoft Minecraft Xbox One Edition release date announced

UPDATE: IGN reports that PlayStation France has confirmed on Twitter that Minecraft will launch as past of today’s PlayStation Store update (3 September). This is for the digital release only – the retail version is still undated.


Microsoft fans, your beloved Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (ESRB rating E10+) will soon arrive in all its blocky glory this Friday, September 5th.

If you’re an Xbox 360 user, you’ll be able to upgrade for the small price of $4.99 USD (£3.99 Euro), or new players can download the full game for $19.99 USD (£15.99).

Rest assured that all your DLC will transferable from the Xbox 360 edition. This includes all the Xbox 360 maps and the new edition will include all the games features from the Xbox 360 build.

With the added memory, the Xbox One edition will allow for “expanded draw distance and the capacity for far bigger world sizes – up to 36 times larger.” This is great news for those who felt their creativity was limited do to the original canvas size. In case you forgot, up to four player split-screen and be enjoyed with friends on a single screen, 8 players can play together if you connect to Xbox Live.

PlayStation 4 and Vita builds are expected to follow shortly.

*To qualify for the $4.99 USD upgrade offer, players must own the retail disc or digital version ofMinecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and connect to Xbox Live with their account. For more information, visit

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