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Release date for Minecraft Xbox One Edition is “really close”

by William Schwartz

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Minecraft on the Xbox One is just around the corner, according to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer.  The Microsoft Game Studios VP talked Minecraft for the Xbox One with IGN recently and relayed the news.

It’s really close, says Spencer

Spencer says that he recently spoke with 4J Studios and that “They feel really good about the progress that they are making.”   Though Spencer didn’t give an exact release date for Minecraft Xbox One Edition, he did say that they’re getting “really close.”

Speaking of 4J Studios, Spencer says “They control the release date of that, but I’ll tell people that we’re getting really close.  I talked with Notch last night, and they’re really excited about the quality.”

Following the runaway success of Minecraft on the Xbox 360, Minecraft on the Xbox One should be a popular game on the platform once it finally arrives.  The Xbox 360 version in both downloads and disc-based sales, sold more than 10 million copies.

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