(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Minecraft players don’t have too much longer till they can get their hands on the highly anticipated Xbox One edition of the open world block building game.
Mojang confirmed last month that the next-gen versions will be released sometime in August for $19.99.
According to the developer, players can expect to see “significantly bigger worlds and a greater draw distance,” with the new versions world 36 times bigger than those found in the Xbox 360.
Additionally, players will be able to transfer their saves from the older consoles to the newer ones, with a small upgrade fee of $4.99.
“Unfortunately, you won’t be able to transfer saves from Xbox One to Xbox 360. We can make worlds bigger without too much stress, but shrinking them causes all kinds of problems,” says the developer
For those who purchased DLCs on the Xbox 360, most will be available on the new version, though not all skin and texture packs will transfer due to “items trapped in licensing deals.”