Minecraft Xbox One Release Date Set For August

Minecraft Xbox One Release Date Set For August(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) –  Minecraft’s Xbox One release is just weeks away, and developer 4J Studios says they can “see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

The Xbox One edition of  Mojang’s block building game is set to launch in August, bringing with it increased draw distance and world sizes up to 36 times bigger than current gen worlds.

According to Mojang, the new version will be priced at $19.99, though users playing on the Xbox 360 will be able to upgrade for only $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.”