6 reasons you should get Minecraft on Xbox One
1. It’s only £4 (if you bought it on Xbox 360)
We’re pretty impressed by the price point for transferring over from the Xbox 360 Edition of Minecraft to Xbox One. Free would have been more impressive, but since you’re actually getting an enhanced version of the game, we can swallow spending less than £5 on the move.
2. The draw distances dough
The foggy boarders of your Minecraft world are being pushed back thanks to the added grunt on the Xbox One. You should be able to see much further in your game, making out the distant mountains and buildings that may be hiding out there. Should give you plenty of scope for making large structures for all to marvel at too.
3. Speedy loading
Added to the draw distances is the loading speeds which should mean that all those extra trees you’ll be able to see in the distance will appear much faster and more consistently than before. A simple improvement, but one that could make a massive difference to your experience.
4. Host lag be gone
We’re waiting to confirm this, but we’re hoping that the processing speed of the Xbox One combined with the improved server connections could mean we see a lot less lag and pop-in for players joining someone else’s game. Multiplayer experiences should be greatly improved by that. We’ll update tomorrow when it drops.
5. Your DLC comes with you
Well, most of it does from what we can tell as will your saved worlds that you made on Xbox 360. So those Halo or Mass Effect packs you grabbed should be fine to use. No cross-platform play though as there is one area where the Xbox One kind of blows the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft away…
6. The worlds are massive now!
Up to 36 times larger worlds on Xbox One than 360. There were calls for infinite worlds, but they just would have eaten too much memory. 36 times larger though sounds pretty big to us, so we’ll settle for that quite happily.
If you’re new to Minecraft check out THE MINECRAFT BOOK to get you started, available for smartphones and tablets through Zinio.