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Minecraft Gets Free Skin Pack to Celebrate 5th Anniversary on Xbox

by | @Konman72 | on May 9, 2017

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It was just five years ago that Minecraft made its way to Xbox 360. The game had already become a huge hit on PC, but no one really knew the massive success that was coming both for PC and for consoles. Now Minecraft has spread to Xbox One and a bunch of other consoles, but that first release is still celebrated every year with the release of a new, free skin pack.

Minecraft players on Xbox 360 and Xbox One can grab the 5th anniversary skin pack for free from the Xbox Store. These new skins feature differently styled characters with Minecraft themed T-shirts that depict things from the game. Along with this, 4J Studios has made the last four skin packs available once again as well. Be sure to grab them while you can, because they’ll not be available forever.

Minecraft just continues growing every single day. Not only are developers Mojang and 4J introducing cool new features, but the playerbase continues to grow by leaps and bounds. It is one of the best selling games of all time across its many iterations, which stretch from the PS Vita, PS3, and PS4 to the Wii U, Switch, Xbox 360, and Xbox One. There are also special mobile and Windows 10 versions with some unique features, most of which are planned to make their way to consoles and standard PC at some point.

Those on PC have been playing Minecraft for even longer than the five years it’s been available on consoles, and that is where the game seems to be at its best. Still, the console versions have sold exceptionally well and offer a very streamlined and worry-free experience that seems to draw in a lot of players. Both have their own strengths and weaknesses and both are huge successes. Which do you prefer, and when did you first pick up Minecraft? Let us know in the comments.

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