Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Coming to Xbox One and Project Scorpio
Remington Joseph |
May 8, 2017
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition is coming to the Xbox One and Project Scorpio.
MSPoweruser reports that the latest evolution of Mojang’s hit sandbox title will be available for the Xbox One and will be one of the launch games for Microsoft’s upcoming console, Project Scorpio. Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition is being brought to the Xbox One by utilizing the Universal Windows Platform. This adds Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition to Microsoft’s lineup of Xbox Play Anywhere titles, a program that allows consumers to play select titles on both different Windows 10 devices after a single purchase. The game will still be called Minecraft: Xbox One Edition when the new version reaches the console later this year with only the game features changing.
Microsoft: Windows 10 Edition first released on the Windows Store in 2015. The game is an adaptation of Minecraft Pocket Edition, containing all the same features but with a few additions. Through Xbox Live, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition allowed up to seven players to play together. The game allowed for even more players to join using the Pocket Edition of the game. The Windows 10 version of Minecraft is also capable of running on devices such as the HoloLens. A separate version of the Windows 10 edition of Minecraft was also created in order to work with the Oculus Rift. Customers who purchased the previous PC version of Minecraft were offered a free upgrade to the Windows 10 edition.
Alongside the rumored Forza Motorsport 7, Minecraft will be one of the 4K first-party launch titles from Microsoft with no other confirmed titles as of now. Details for the Project Scorpio version of Minecraft have yet to be revealed with much of the details surrounding the console itself still being a secret, likely to be revealed at E3. Project Scorpio is currently planned to later this year.