Microsoft to release Minecraft for Xbox 360 on disc

If you are one of the few people who have yet to play Minecraft, Microsoft will soon give you another opportunity to become part of the sandbox gaming phenomenon. Today, Microsoft announced it would ship a retail disc copy of the Xbox 360 Minecraft port, developed by Mojang and 4J Studios, to stores in the US and other parts of the world.

Microsoft's PlayXBLA website has revealed that the disc copy of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will be available in US stores on April 30th for $19.99. It will go on sale in Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan in early June. There's no word yet when it will be sold in Europe.

The disc edition will include all of the content that's currently available for the Xbox Live Arcade downloadable version of Minecraft, which launched in May 2012 and has since sold over five million copies as of the end of 2012. It will also include the content that's planned for the game's ninth title update. Disc owners of Minecraft will be able to play against their downloadable counterparts and will receive all of the same downloadable updates to the game after the disc version is released.

Source: PlayXBLA.com | Image via Microsoft

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it's amazing how popular this game has become. Honestly, I'm no big fan of it, it gets boring after around 5-10 hours

Didn't the crybaby that made this game go on a Windows 8 hate campaign like gabe did? Microsoft should not support this idiots company any more than they already have.

pgn said,
Didn't the crybaby that made this game go on a Windows 8 hate campaign like gabe did? Microsoft should not support this idiots company any more than they already have.

I guess that's why Microsoft has a successful company and you don't. Personally I'd take some pleasure in having people that spoke out against me/my company come crawling for help with a business proposal, maybe that's just me.

PS: Windows 8 is horrible.
PPS: Every post needs a Windows 8 comment, right?

^Well to be honest he has a point.

Mojang seems to be against walled gardens, but has no problem with selling his game on the 360 or on iOS? Both those are walled gardens.

Also why is the 360 version cheaper than the PC one? The PC one is like $30.

pgn said,
Didn't the crybaby that made this game go on a Windows 8 hate campaign like gabe did? Microsoft should not support this idiots company any more than they already have.

Mojang had already sold the rights to Microsoft Studio to create the 360 version of Minecraft well before Windows 8 was released, or any comments were made from Notch. It's pretty much Microsoft's baby on the 360 now and Mojang will be locked into what ever contract they signed up to.

pgn said,
Didn't the crybaby that made this game go on a Windows 8 hate campaign like gabe did? Microsoft should not support this idiots company any more than they already have.

While I think Notch is a hypocritical and talentless hack, the fact you're this upset over it just goes to show how brainwashed you are.

Problem is that you guys seem to be under the misunderstanding that the opinion of some fat dork on the internet is actually going to have as much weight as a realistic idea of making money.

Opinions are opinions; if they choose to back their opinion with their business, more power to them. I don't find it realistic though, and certainly don't expect it of anyone. Hell, many times, you have companies that want to do many great things but have to work within their limitations, whether it's budget or otherwise.

pgn said,
Didn't the crybaby that made this game go on a Windows 8 hate campaign like gabe did? Microsoft should not support this idiots company any more than they already have.

Money talks. Microsoft wont abandon something which makes them cash.

-Razorfold said,

Also why is the 360 version cheaper than the PC one? The PC one is like $30.

Don't forget, the 360 version has "micro-transactions" in it. You actually have to pay to change your skin on the 360... haha!!