Minecraft Xbox One live with upgrade, transfer guide

Minecraft PS4 is now available both in Europe and US and we’re pleased to say that Microsoft has not wasted any time either. We were expecting the Minecraft Xbox One Edition on Friday, but it has gone live early and we have a quick heads-up on Minecraft Xbox One upgrades and transferring worlds from the Xbox 360 edition.

Microsoft had initially said that the game would be out on Friday but we’re guessing that the excitement regarding the PS4 version going live has forced Microsoft to get the game out ahead of schedule.

Either way, it’s win win for the gamer and it’s going to be a great weekend for most of you. In celebration of the launch, Microsoft has just released a great video giving Xbox 360 users a heads-up on how to upgrade to the Xbox One edition of the game for $5 and how to transfer data over to the new version too.

As we’ve told you many times, you’ll be able to transfer your saved worlds from Xbox 360, directly into the Xbox One version and Microsoft shows you exactly how easy this is.

The process only takes a few moments and you’ll only be able to transfer one saved world at a time. It looks as seamless as it possibly could be though so hats off to Microsoft for making this available instantly at launch.

Are you downloading Microsoft Xbox One Edition right now? Let us know if you have had any early problems transferring data from Xbox 360 to Xbox One.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Halofreak1990krlcBill Shakespeare Recent comment authors

We downloaded Minecraft for the Xbox One last night and transferred a couple of world saves from the 360. The only problem we experienced was that my daughter’s save data didn’t transfer (experience, inventory, etc.). I’m guessing this is because she doesn’t own her own copy of the game…? Does anyone have any good information on this?

Bill Shakespeare
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Downloaded Minecraft XB1 last night and transferred 2 of my 5 xbox 360 worlds. While the actual transfer process was cake *the game world of both transferred maps is the EXACT same size as the game world of the xbox 360 version.* When creating a NEW world in the XB1 version, the game gives you the option to set the world size from ‘classic’ to ‘large.’ When launching the transferred worlds, the option is no longer available. I sincerely hope I’m just missing something REALLY SIMPLE and that I feel like an idiot soon, but as things currently stand it… Read more »

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