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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