Although a release date for Minecraft on the Xbox One still hasn’t been announced (after being pushed back as a Day 1 launch title), there is still some solace in today’s proceedings when it comes to Minecraft owners on the Xbox 360. The new head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, has confirmed on his Twitter account that Xbox 360 owners will be able to transfer their save files to the upcoming Xbox One version once it is released.
After months of teaming up with Mojang, we can confirm that Minecraft X360 Edition will save transfer to Xbox One Edition…more news soon!
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) April 25, 2014
Cross-platform save functionality has been a strong suit of Sony when it comes to the PS4, PS Vita and PS3, so it’s great to see Microsoft step it up with one of their major software-selling powerhouses in Minecraft. Hopefully, this paves the way for more Xbox 360 – Xbox One save transfers in future titles as the Xbox 360’s software development begins to wind down. It serves as a great way of transitioning users from one console to the next, and allows for Microsoft to better persuade users to buy Xbox One’s. They need to increase their demand somehow.
We will be on the lookout for more information about Minecraft on Xbox One, including the release date, as it develops.
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