Physical copy purists of Minecraft, fear no more. Microsoft has just announced that a boxed, retail version of Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will build its way neatly into stores on November 18th in the US for a block-breaking price of just $20. The digital version of the game, which is also $20, was released earlier on September 5th, and was available as a $5 upgrade for owners of the Xbox 360 version. This policy won’t be applied for the disc version, so all builders will need to pay the same price in order to feel the edges with their fingertips.
Initially released in 2009 by Mojang — which was recently purchased by Microsoft — Minecraft became a social phenomenon and its ascent to becoming the best-selling PC game of all-time was started by the almighty advertising campaign of “word of mouth.”
Minecraft was subsequently released for mobile devices, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and of course, Xbox One.