Minecraft Xbox One version to be released Friday, Sept 5

The Xbox One version for Mojang’s sandbox game Minecraft, will be released this Friday, September 5, Microsoft announced today.

The Xbox One version of Minecraft is close to release. The developer 4J Studios took to Twitter to announced that the game has been handed over to Microsoft for final certification testing. Once the game passes, it will be released. Microsoft confirmed said news, stating the game will be made available Friday, Sept 5.

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4J Studios sent the PlayStation 4 version of Minecraft to Sony for certification last month, however the game had failed Sony’s testing. The developer has since re-submitted the game.

For Xbox Owners who already own the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 version, they will be able to get the game for $5, and saves & content purchased for said versions will carry forward. Also, once it will be made available, the PlayStation Vita version will be a cross-buy game with the PS3 iteration.

At the time of writing, Mojang's sandbox game has sold more than 54 million copies across all platforms, with more than 13 million sold on Xbox 360. 

Minecraft is currently available on Android, iOS, Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Windows PC.

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