The third mash-up pack for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is available now and it alters the game’s voxel worlds to recreate the look of the Halo franchise within the popular sandbox creation title. As an added benefit to fans who decide to pick up the new DLC, PlayXBLA confirmed on Wednesday that anyone who buys the DLC now will also have it on Xbox One when the next-gen versions of Minecraft launch later this summer.
After Mojang announced earlier this month that Minecraft will officially release on Xbox One and PS4 in August, it was revealed that most of the game’s current DLC packs will also transfer to the new generation of consoles in addition to players’ existing world saves. However, not all of the available add-ons will be able to move to the new systems due to issues with licensing agreements.
This specifically questions where the various Marvel skin packs or the themed mash-up packs, which are themed after popular gaming franchises, will be able to transfer to the updated platform since these are all based upon licensed properties. Putting fans to rest regarding the game’s newest mash-up pack at least, 4J Studios has now officially confirmed that the Halo-themed DLC will definitely be available on the Xbox One and those that buy It on Xbox 360 will have access to the DLC on both consoles.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition was the first console version of the hit block-building tile to be on home platforms when it released in 2012. The game also finally released on the Playstation 3 late last year and will be heading to the Xbox One, PS4, and PS Vita this August. Those who already own Minecraft on either Xbox 360 or PS3 will be able to digitally upgrade their copy to the new systems for only $5. Furthermore, anyone who owns the PS3 version of the game will be able to download Minecraft on PS Vita for no additional fee.