Retail 'Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition' Delayed To June 4

By Trevor Ruben , Updated Apr 12, 2013 05:09 PM EDT

Mojang and 4J Studios are apparently working on a retail, disc-based release for "Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition." It's been delayed from an April 30 release to June 4, according to Xbox Live's Major Nelson, to "include the very latest content." 

The digital version of "Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition" recently saw its ninth title update, with developer 4J Studios working on update number 10. We presume Major Nelson is referring to the work being done on that update as the cause for the retail game's delay.

I feel it's necessary to point out that to really enjoy "Minecraft" on PC, mobile or otherwise, you need an internet connection. Badly. And with that internet connection you can just go buy "Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition" right now.

What's the point here? Anyway, for those awaiting that wonderful physical disc thing, they'll just have to wait a bit longer. Or they could just buy the game. Right now. With all the updates you'll ever need.

Here's a scary thought, however. With the retail version being delayed to add in some final content, does that mean they won't be updating the game beyond that? Could this spell the end of title updates for "Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition" in total, digital and retail? Nah, that's a doubtful possibility, which then continues to beg the question, why not just get the digital release? I'm very confused by this.

Does it.... smell... better?

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