Phil Spencer has posted several updates in regards to “Minecraft Xbox One Edition” along with a providing a few general details on the future of the Xbox One. According to a report from Gamepur on April 25, the head of the Xbox branch revealed that his company has been working with Mojang over the past several months. As a result of their efforts, save data from “Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition” can be transferred to the upcoming “Minecraft Xbox One Edition.”
Phil Spencer did not revealed if saves from the next-generation console version will be backwards compatible with the Xbox 360 port, however. “Minecraft” may feature bigger worlds on the new console, which may present some compatibility issues. The executive did teased that more information should be announced in the near future. One of the potential upcoming announcements could be the release date for “Minecraft Xbox One Edition,” which has been teased by the same individual in the past.
The head of Xbox also talked about the importance of smaller video games. He believes that non-AAA titles such as the aforementioned “Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition” and “Minecraft Xbox One Edition” would help bridge the gap between blockbuster releases. He went on to add that getting additional smaller software products to the lineup should benefit the Xbox One. You can find a screen showing the Xbox 360 port from the official 4J Studios Twitter account with the image located to the top side of this article.
Phil Spencer finally posted a small note in regards to the future firmwares of the next-generation system. The company is planning monthly system updates as the team is making “good progress” with the upcoming June and July patches. The previous firmwares fixed some launch issues in addition to adding new features.
One of the added functions, the ability to stream video online, will be beneficial for “Minecraft Xbox One Edition.” The open-world sandbox video game is one of the most popular software products due largely to several prominent members of the community that stream and share videos of their playing sessions. The development of the Xbox One port is being handheld by 4J Studios, the same company behind the Xbox 360 port as well as “Minecraft PS3 Edition,” “Minecraft PS4 Edition” and “Minecraft Vita Edition.”