(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Minecraft Xbox One edition may be finished sooner than expected, as Microsoft Game Studios VP says it’s “really close” to being ready for release, reports IGN.
During the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco last week, Phil Spencer said the game’s release is ultimately up to Minecraft’s developers 4J Studios and Mojang.
“I talked to [4J Studios] last night,” said Spencer. “They feel really good about the progress that they’re making. It’s their game, and it’d be Mojang’s game. We graciously host it on our platform.”
“But unlike on 360 where they had never been on console before and the developer relationship, I’ll say, was very tight from the beginning, this is something that’s really in their hands now,” added Spencer. “They’re a full-fledged developer in every sense. They control the [release] date of that, but I’ll tell people that we’re getting really close. I talked with Notch [aka Mojang founder Markus Persson] last night, and they’re really excited about the quality.”
The Xbox One version of Minecraft was first announced at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in 2013.