'Minecraft' Xbox One Release: 4J Celebrates E3 2014 With Xbox One Screenshots [IMAGES, VIDEO]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Jun 11, 2014 09:18 PM EDT
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Developers Mojang and 4J have been working together to bring Minecraft on damn near every platform under the sun, and the next-gen consoles from Sony and Microsoft are next in line. With E3 2014 in full swing, the two developers used the timing to their advantage, and have released some screens of what the game will look like on Xbox One, in all its blocky goodness.

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Given part of Minecraft's charm is its lower end visuals, there's not much for the Xbox One version to boast about (or PS4 version for that matter once screens for that platform finally drop), but hey...it's somethin'. See 'em below.

We learned recently that Minecraft would hit the PS4 and PS Vita this August, and would allow "significantly bigger worlds and a greater draw distance" than the PS3 edition. It will cost $19.99, but PS3 owners have the option to upgrade for $4.99 for up to a year after release date, at which point PS3 saves can be brought over to PS4. Many of the DLC skins and texture packs from the PS3 Edition can be transferred over, but not all.

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It's a similar case for the Xbox One version. Here's the official word from Mojang:

-Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be released on Xbox Live Marketplace in August. It brings significantly bigger worlds and a greater draw distance than Xbox 360 Edition.
-It will include all the features from the most recent Xbox 360 title update.
-Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will cost $19.99.
-If you've bought Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition from Xbox Live Marketplace, or played online with the disc version, you will be able to upgrade to Xbox One Edition for $4.99.
You will be able to upgrade for a minimum of a year after the release date.
-Players with Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition saves will be able to import their worlds to Xbox One. 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.
-Cross platform play will not be possible between Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
-Many, but not all, of the DLC skins and texture packs you've purchased for Xbox 360 Edition will be available for use in Xbox One Edition. We'd like to say all your DLC would transfer, but some of the items are trapped in licensing deals that are too boring to get into here. We'll have more on this soon.

Check out a trailer for the PS4 version of Minecraft below. Expect it to look much the same when the game releases on Xbox One.

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