Minecraft to Xbox One in August, Vita too


Minecraft has been one of the most successful ventures in recent gaming history.  The experience has taken gamers by storm and let their creativity run.  Microsoft fans of the game only have to wait a few months longer.  Today, Microsoft and Mojang announced that Minecraft will be making its long-awaited debut on the Xbox One in August.

While Minecraft will undoubtedly appeal to the millions who have already logged countless amounts of hours on the game, new gamers will be brought into the fold as well.  On the Xbox One, Minecraft will be priced at $19.99.  An upgrade option from the Microsoft Xbox 360 version will be available for $4.99.  Those who have the Minecraft digital version on their 360 are set for the upgrade, disc owners will need to have played the game online to validate ownership.

The ability to transfer saves from the Xbox 360 version of the game to the next-gen Xbox One version will be available.  Most everything (skins/textures) will transfer from the past gen version to the upgrade on Xbox One, you will not be able to transfer backwards however.

An upgraded version of Minecraft will also be made available to Playstation 3 and Vita owners this summer.  It will be free to those who purchased the game digitally.  At this time, Mojang hasn’t announced a retail version of the upgraded game.

Playstation 4 owners will have the same opportunity as Xbox One Minecraft players.  The game will be made available at a $19.99 price point for new users and a $4.99 upgrade option for those with the Playstation 3 version of the game.  Transfer issues regarding textures and skins will be prevalent on both consoles.

Though some of the skins and textures not transferring will disappoint fans, the larger worlds and price dedicated to Minecraft fans ($4.99 upgrade) are definitely enticing.  With the processing power of next generation systems, Minecraft fans have a lot to look forward to on the Playstation 4 and Xbox One.