Minecraft’s Windows 10 edition is coming to the Xbox One, will be a 4K title for Project Scorpio

May 8, 2017

Editor’s note: The article initially stated that the new Minecraft will be one of the 4K launch titles for the Project Scorpio — however, we are now hearing that it will only be a 4K title for the Scorpio rather than a launch title which doesn’t really change anything, to be frank as the game will still run at 4K on the Scorpio. Nevertheless, we apologize for the mistake and we’ll make sure this doesn’t happen again in the future. Original article follows below. 

As you all know, Microsoft’s Project Scorpio is set to be release this holiday season. The company has been working on the console for a while now, and we’ll get to know more about the games for the upcoming machine at E3 2017 next month. However, we’ll likely get some early leaks before E3 as per usual. That’s the nature of the business! Well, let’s start the trend, shall we? According to our sources, Mojang’s Minecraft will be one of the 4K titles for Project Scorpio.

Redmond is actually bringing Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition to the Xbox One by utilizing the Universal Windows Platform. This also means Minecraft will be part of the Xbox Play Anywhere program, allowing users to pay for the game once and play it across their different Windows 10 devices.

Minecraft on Xbox One will still be called Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, but the key differences will be on the game itself. We were actually able to give the new game a try on our Xbox One S, and it looks like a pretty sweet update from the old Xbox One Edition. In fact, the screenshots that you see above are taken on the Xbox One S. The Windows 10 Edition of Minecraft is obviously a lot different than the old Xbox One Edition—right from the splash screen, you will start to see the difference in the game, and things like the welcome screen and other parts look exactly like they do on Windows 10. Since the Windows 10 Edition of Minecraft already included support for controllers, there isn’t any issue with using the game on an Xbox One using the controller, so that’s pretty neat.

Minecraft is obviously one of the first-party 4K titles from Microsoft for the Scorpio, along with the rumored Forza Motorsport 7 and some other games. As started earlier, we’ll get to know more about Project Scorpio as well as its launch titles at E3 next month, so stay tuned for more on that on June 11.

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