Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is seeing a late April release date on disc.
The popular PC game Minecraft has already seen its Xbox 360 version and sold a myriad of copies on the platform for over $100 million. The physical disc of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will be hitting the retail shelves on April 30, 2013 for $20.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will include all of the same features available on the Xbox Live version as well as new features.
Minecraft, originally created by Swedish programmer Markus “Notch” Persson and later developed and published by Mojang, has been everywhere and has seen countless additions to the YouTube video collection. Players have spent probably weeks just building homages to their other favorite videogames using Minecraft‘s building system.
Minecraft was originally released as an alpha version on May 17, 2009 with the full release eventually following on November 18, 2011. Since then, Minecraft has seen releases on Android, iOS, and Xbox Live Arcade.
Minecraft is based on a miner who must survive as he builds structures, kills random animals, fights other miners, and explores the world. The difficulty can be adjusted depending on what you want to do in the indie sandbox-based title. The graphics are notoriously low-resolution, resulting in blocks and textures used to build and populate the world of Minecraft.
PlayXBLA explained, “The retail game will be exactly the same as the digital version in every way, including support for multiplayer connectivity between the retail game and the digital download. And the retail disc version will receive all the same content and feature updates as the digital version ongoing.”
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will also see an early June disc release in Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan with no mention yet of a release in Europe or other territories.
Are you excited about the disc release of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition?