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Minecraft heads for an Xbox 360 disc release

First time ever in a physical format
Thu May 02 2013, 12:35

SANDBOX GAME Minecraft will be sold in the UK on an Xbox 360 game disc from the end of June.

This will be the first time that the smash hit game appears on the UK high street as a games disc, and Microsoft is bunging 48 hours worth of free Gold Live gaming into the box as well.

"For the first time since its launch back in 2009, we're excited to announce that the multi-record breaking phenomenon, Minecraft, will soon be available to buy in-store on disc across the UK, exclusively for Xbox 360!" said Microsoft UK in an excited statement

"From 28th June fans can experience the joy of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition straight from disc and get a taste of Xbox Live Gold using an included free 48-hour subscription! Once connected to Xbox Live everyone can get the very latest Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition content from the ever-changing pixelated world."

Apparently Microsoft thinks that putting the game on a disc will charm those people that so far have not downloaded it from Microsoft's servers.

"This disc version will provide the magic and experience already loved by millions worldwide and give newcomers the thrill to explore, build, and conquer alone, or play with friends via split-screen mode or over Xbox Live," added Microsoft.

"Including a wealth of new features designed specifically for Xbox 360, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is a whole new way to make imagination a blocktastic reality."

Minecraft was created by Markus 'Notch' Persson and has sold around 20 million copies. Last week he released Drop, a typing game. µ


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