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Minecraft: Xbox One Edition

Minecraft Halloween and steampunk texture packs available now

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Here’s some treats that you don’t have to dress up for — Minecraft has new texture packs available. Spook your world with the Halloween texture pack, available now for free. There is …
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Phil Spencer: Minecraft 2 may not be something that ‘makes the most sense’
5 years ago

Phil Spencer: Minecraft 2 may not be something that ‘makes the most sense’

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When Microsoft announced in September that it would acquire Minecraft developer Mojang for the price of $2.5 billion, no one outside the company seemed to be able to agree on what it should do with its new asset. Many gamers, journalists and analysts did agree on one thing, however: a sequel probably isn’t a good idea. Microsoft apparently isn’t ready to prove them wrong.

Speaking in an IGN podcast, Xbox head Phil Spencer insisted that his company knows it must first satisfy the needs of the current Minecraft community before expanding the franchise. That means that a sequel to the almost inconceivably popular world-building game may not be in the plans.

“I don’t know if Minecraft 2, if that’s the thing that makes the most sense,” said Spencer. “The community around Minecraft is as strong as any community out there. We need to meet the needs and the desires of what the community has before we get permission to go off and do something else. It doesn’t mean that everything we’re going to do is going to map to 100 percent of their acceptance, because I don’t know if there is any topic where 100 percent of people agree. But we look at Job 1 is to go out and meet the needs of the Minecraft community first, and then we can think about ways that we can actually help grow it. That’s our sole focus.”

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Microsoft unveils San Diego Comic Con lineup
5 years ago

Microsoft unveils San Diego Comic Con lineup

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Microsoft recently announced what games they will be bringing with them to San Diego Comic Con later this month. If you’re lucky enough to be able to go to …
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Minecraft gets an Honest Game trailer
5 years ago

Minecraft gets an Honest Game trailer

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Smosh Games, creator of the Honest Game trailer series, has parodied Minecraft in their most recent video. There’s lots of excellent parody content to be had here, but the …
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Minecraft Xbox One Edition’s multiplayer to expand after launch
5 years ago

Minecraft Xbox One Edition’s multiplayer to expand after launch

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According to a new tweet from Roger Carpenter, the Lead Producer for Minecraft Xbox One Edition, the game will originally only feature eight players for multiplayer but they will continue …
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Minecraft: Xbox One Edition screenshots
5 years ago

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition screenshots

Have you ever arrived to a movie late and had to sit in the front of the theater where you could barely see a thing because you were too close? You sat there the whole movie wishing you could just move to the back where you could see everything. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition is going to give you those back row seats.

This past week 4J Studios tweeted some of their recent artist creations that are taking full advantage of the increased view distance in Minecraft: Xbox One Edition.

These screenshots show a zoomed out reproduction of Andy Scott’s horse-head sculptures The Kelpies that are located in Falkirk, Scotland.

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition is expected to release this August. Check out more screenshots after the jump.

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Minecraft coming to Xbox One in August

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It’s official. Minecraft Xbox One Edition will be released in August for $19.99. In addition to “significantly bigger worlds” and better draw distances than the Xbox 360 version, Xbox One Edition will allow Xbox 360 Minecrafters to import their Xbox 360 saves, as well as most DLC skins and texture packs.

The upgrade path from Xbox 360 to Xbox One mirrors what we have seen with select titles on PS4: if you own the PS3 version of a game, you can upgrade to the PS4 edition for a small fee, usually $10. Minecraft Xbox One Edition takes a similar approach, offering users the option to upgrade for $4.99. This applies to both the Xbox Live Marketplace digital copy and the retail disc version. Sweetening the deal even further, players will have an entire year from the release date to upgrade to the Xbox One edition. Full details list is inside.

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Minecraft Xbox One Edition to have larger worlds
5 years ago

Minecraft Xbox One Edition to have larger worlds

4J Studios is hard at work on the Xbox One edition of Minecraft, and it looks like their next-gen port is going to be a lot bigger. They’ve released screenshots …
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The Xbox games of 2014: Part III
6 years ago

The Xbox games of 2014: Part III

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We’re late, and it seems that’s become somewhat of a trend for us lately. Our Game of the Year awards weren’t doled out until January, and now our look forward at the XBLA and Xbox One XBLA-type games of 2014 is just making its way to you in February. You were on your own when it came to planning out January’s releases, but now it’s time for our annual look ahead at the top downloadable games likely to arrive on an Xbox platform during the (remainder of) the year ahead. Read on to find out what you can expect out of Xbox over the next (not quite) 365.


Minecraft: Xbox One Edition


Developer: 4J Studios, Mojang and Microsoft Studios

As was announced at Microsoft’s E3 2013 presentation, 4J Studios will be bringing its open-world block-building game to the Xbox One. The 360 edition of Minecraft was a huge success and 4J is looking to build off of that success by bringing a “bigger” world to players. The Xbox One edition promises to deliver on the power of next-gen gaming by giving players more of what they want. Maps, Adventures, multiplayer features and console specific enhancements will all be improved and larger in scale on the Xbox One than they were on the Xbox 360. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be released sometime in the month of March of 2014.

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