Minecraft Xbox One Release Date Announced, PS Vita Still To Come After All

By Luca Saitta , Updated Sep 03, 2014 08:47 AM EDT

Minecraft devs Mojang and big bad Microsoft have quit with the teasing and just told us when the Xbox One version of the world-building game will launch. How much simpler can it get than "this Friday"?

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And if that wasn't enough good news for you rectangular Hogwarts recreators who also own an Xbox console (or more than one, as the case may be), if you were already the owner of the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft, you can update to the One version for just $5. On top of all that, 360 owners will be able to transfer all their maps and DLC. So it's a good day to be an Xbox 360 Minecraft guy or gal!

If you aren't a veteran, the straight up first-time download of Minecraft to your Xbox One will set you back $20. The next-gen version of the game will feature an expanded draw distance, making possible game worlds no less than 36 times as big as the ones you were able to make on last gen versions of the game.

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PlayStation 4 and PS Vita builds and their release dates are expected to be announced soon, according to Eurogamer. Will you be upgrading your 360 version, buying a One version fresh or just sticking with your PC version after all?

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