Xbox One News: Minecraft Now Available, How to Upgrade For $4.99 And Get a Free Game With XB1

The Xbox One edition of Minecraft is now available according to a blog post by MajroNelson. Gamers now have the option of upgrading to the Xbox One version of the game if they already own it on the Xbox 360. The upgrade will cost just $4.99 USD, while new players can download the full game for $19.99 USD.

How do you know if you qualify for the deal? According to PlayXBLA, users must “own the retail disc or the digital version of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition AND connect to Xbox Live with your Xbox Live account.”

After this, the post said that Microsoft has to ‘see you’ pop-up on Xbox Live, playing Minecraft, so that it can give you the offer. This upgrade offer is available only as a digital download in the Xbox Store. Check out this video below for more help with that.

In other related news, Microsoft announced earlier this week that from 7 September through 13 September, when gamers buy an Xbox One at participating retailers in the U.S, they will get a free Xbox One game of their choice.

“And it really is your choice”, confirmed the company in a blog post.”Whether you want to lock-and-load with your friends in Destiny or Titanfall, face the legions of hell in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition, hack the planet in Watch Dogs, or hit the sports arena of your choice in Madden NFL 15 or NHL 15.

“This offer is valid for any retail Xbox One game, and the offer is good for our Xbox One system bundles, too – so if you want to pick up the Xbox One Madden NFL 15 Bundle or Forza Motorsport 5 Bundle, you’re getting another free game of your choice priced at $59.99 or lower on top of the bundled game.” the company stated.

Xbox One News: Minecraft Now Available, How to Upgrade For $4.99 And Get a Free Game With XB1