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New Minecraft Xbox 360 DLC release date, Xbox One transfer and more discussed

'Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition'
'Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition'
Photo courtesy of 4J Studios, used with permission

Several new DLC packs are coming out for "Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition." According to a report from Aus Gamers on Aug. 28, a series of expansions based on the "Doctor Who" television series is being added to the open-world sandbox game on Microsoft's current-generation system. The first is a skin pack based on some of the protagonists and will be released sometime during the month of Sept. for $2.99.

The "Doctor Who" licensed DLC is part of a deal between BBC Worldwide, Microsoft and Mojang. As a result, it is highly unlikely that the same packs are going to come to "Minecraft PS3 Edition" as well as the upcoming "Minecraft PS4 Edition" and "Minecraft Vita Edition." So far, the Xbox 360 iteration has gotten a majority of the attention when it comes to new DLC releases.

Although the announcement did not include "Minecraft Xbox One Edition," the same "Doctor Who" DLC will most likely be coming to Microsoft's next-generation console at some point as well. Mojang previously revealed that the majority of the expansions can be transferred from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One. The only exceptions are packs with licensing issues. It wouldn't have made any sense if Microsoft excluded the Xbox One from the deal with BBC Worldwide and Mojang.

Aside from the DLC for "Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition," the development team at 4J Studios is also finishing up the development for "Minecraft Xbox One Edition." The company is in the process of removing the final bugs before sending the final code to Microsoft for certification. If the open-world sandbox game can passed the testing procedure, it will then come out shortly after on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

However, the code will be sent back to fix if it did not pass certification. This scenario actually happened with "Minecraft PS4 Edition," which recently got re-sent to Sony Computer Entertainment to get final approval again before release. A screen featuring the aforesaid DLC can be viewed near the top side of this article (via the official Twitter page of the 4J Studios development team).