Microsoft Games Studios chief Phil Spencer told that 4J Studios, the developer behind the console versions of , controls the release date of Minecraft for Xbox One, but that after talking to them he could say that “we’re getting really close.”
reported that the Minecraft Xbox One S Bundle will include the Xbox One S console with 500GB of hard drive space, a wireless controller. It also has a download code for "Minecraft: Xbox One Edition," and an Xbox Live Gold trial membership for 14 days. Even better, the "Minecraft: Xbox One Edition Builder's Pack," which has 230 seven mash-up packs, three texture packs and 230 character skins, will also be part of the bundle. "Minecraft" fans should expect to experience the game in richer and more luminous colors due to the Xbox One S being a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player with 4K and HDR video capabilities.
is the version of being developed by . An announcement trailer was shown during Microsoft's press conference at . This version builds off the . On May 22, 2014, Mojang confirmed that the game would be released in August 2014. On August 29, 4J Studios tweeted that the game had been handed over to Xbox for final testing. Minecraft Xbox One Edition was officially released on September 5, 2014. The includes 36 times larger worlds which is effectively 5120x5120 blocks, increased render distance, and enhancements offered by the Xbox One.