Back in the middle of March, 4J Studios, Microsoft and Mojang announced that the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft would be getting a retail edition. Potential gamers who don’t have their consoles connected to the internet (of which there are a lot) would have a chance to get in on the console-based world building action.
That retail release was due on April 30th. Over the weekend, Xbox LIVE’s Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb announced on Twitter that the physical edition of Minecraft was getting a delay. Here’s the tweet:
FYI: In order to include the very latest content, the retail version for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has been delayed until June 4 (US)
Like I said, this retail version of Minecraft is selling for two groups: the aforementioned gamers without an internet connection and collectors. Minecraft for the Xbox 360 receives big title updates; clearly, 4J Studios wants to ensure that the boxed version receives a big content add-on before it hits shelves.
The retail edition of Minecraft for the Xbox 360 will sell on June 4th, 2013 for $19.99.