Minecraft was revealed for the Xbox One at E3 2013 on Monday (June 10).
The open world sandbox title has been a huge hit for Microsoft. Millions of gamers have sunk countless hours into the game since its debut last year. It shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that a bigger version of Minecraft will be offered to those who take the plunge on the Xbox One.
Very few details about the new version of the game were revealed at E3 2013. However, the upgraded edition of Minecraft will reportedly feature more expansive maps and a larger number of multiplayer options.
According to the trailer shown during the presentation, around six million people have played Minecraft on the Xbox 360. Additionally, people from 66 countries have built around 130 worlds as a result. Microsoft is no doubt hoping that many more will make the leap to the Xbox One when the new version arrives.
During the presentation, Phil Harrison stated that independent game developers are very important to the folks at Microsoft. According to him, the company will continue to foster indie titles on the new system.
“Fostering a global community of developers is pivotal to Xbox One. The platform features capabilities exclusive to Xbox One that really allow developers to push the boundaries of creativity and push gaming in new directions,” Harrison stated.
Redmond Game Studios and Platforms general manager Matt Booty confirmed last month that indie developers will not be able to publish titles themselves on Xbox One. In order to get their products to gamers, the companies will need a publishing partner. The Xbox Live Arcade will be getting a facelift on the new console.
“As as of right now, yes,” Booty said in regards to the publishing rumors. “We intend to continue to court developers in the ways that we have.”
Are you a fan of Minecraft? What do you think about the new version being offered on the Xbox One?