It seems as though the Xbox 360 version of Mojang’s block-based world building game can’t be constrained to the realm of downloadable bits and bytes, because Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will soon be available as a disc-based game, too.
This version of the game (currently stewarded by the excellent 4J Studios) is said to contain all of the features and content included in the Xbox LIVE Arcade version of the game, with the much-anticipated ninth update promised as well.
While this disc-based edition of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is aimed at people who aren’t actively connected online, the game will continue to support multiplayer and will enjoy connectivity with the XBLA version, with future patches and updates able to be applied alongside the downloadable edition.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will become available at retail in the US on April 30th for $19.99, while releases around the rest of the world are planned for early June.
Would you prefer to get the disc-based version of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, or simply download it off of Xbox LIVE? Or would you rather just sink more time into the PC version of the game?
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has been enormously successful already, having sold over five million units on XBLA and regularly going toe-to-toe with Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 as the most popular game on Xbox LIVE. A true phenomenon.