Microsoft sent out a notice late last night that the revised Minecraft: Xbox One Edition release date is this upcoming Friday, September 5. This is the official release date and is now set into stone.
Developer 4J Studios has been actively updating their Twitter account over the past several weeks to let everyone know how progress on the port to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita has been coming along. While PS4 and PS Vita are still being wrapped up, the Xbox One release date looked imminent when they announced the game was handed over to Microsoft for final testing on Friday, August 29.
The cost to purchase and download Minecraft: Xbox One Edition digitally is $19.99. If you’re one of the over 13 million Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition players that played the game over the Labor Day weekend, you can upgrade to the Minecraft: Xbox One Edition for $4.99.
It’s important to note that any downloadable content purchased for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will be available for free to download on the Minecraft: Xbox One Edition. New features include the ability to build worlds up to 36 times larger than on Xbox 360, four-player couch split-screen, and up to eight players via Xbox Live with an Xbox Live Gold membership. No Live Gold membership, no eight-player online play.
As for Sony fans, here’s what a Mojang representative posted to Twitter as Microsoft made their announcement last night.