Minecraft XBLA to get card-based retail release

Monday, 23rd April 2012 11:30 GMT By Johnny Cullen

Microsoft has confirmed to MCV the XBLA release of Minecraft will get a retail release alongside the three other games in the Arcade Next line-up. The 360 version of the Mojang title will get a card-based release at GAME as part of the retailer’s current code distribution deal with Microsoft for Xbox Live content.

The game launches on Xbox Live Arcade on May 9 for 1600 MS points.



  1. fightclubdoll

    I want Minecraft (XBLA) so badly =-) …can’t wait to have it.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. aseddon130

    why? it’s completely pointless. I don’t get the appeal of it at all. I wouldn’t even call it a game.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. treborr

    “I don’t get the appeal of it at all.” Yeah? Just cause you don’t doesn’t mean other feel exactly the same.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. absolutezero

    One of the only things thats keeping Minecraft going right now is the sheer amount of mods and user generated content, adventure maps etc that gets pumped out daily.

    Now im not 100% but im pretty sure that the XBLA version is going to have neither of those. I just don’t see this version having the legs that the main game has. Like the phone versions, its alright to punch some trees and make a house but theres nothing beyond that.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Deacon

    @2 survive, build a home, gather resources, build gear, explore, search for endgame resources, cooperate with friends or pvp with others, build portal to another dimension, fight dragon. Just surviving can be quite a challenge at times.

    A lot of other ‘games’ have far less to do than there is in Minecraft. Sounds like you simply don’t know what you’re talking about.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. DaveDogg

    Surely the more important question here is why is Game getting preferential treatment you can get a 1600 special edition points card for minecraft as long as you want to spend money in Game for it. There are plenty of indy retailers out there who dont get the special editions of this that or the other because a deal has been struck with Game the little specialist retailers could do with a hand as well Microsoft et all

    #6 3 years ago
  7. aseddon130

    i freely admit i don’t really know what Minecraft is but what i can tell you can just build things … bit like Garrys Mod and everything is blocks n stuff, and that’s about it! I know for a fact i’m missing something but i don’t know what.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. ManuOtaku

    What i dont get is the price point for this game, 1600 MS points, if i dont recall wrong this will be the first game to have this price tag, therefore i wonder what is the main reason for this, at least i think of a couple of arcade games that did deserve the same price tag, just for the sheer amount of content and the quality of the game, but they went with the 1200 price point; Dont get me wrong i dont hate the game or anything, problably i will get it for sure, nontheless it seems a pretty curious situation for me.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. Charlie Sheen

    its notch hes greedy and corrupt, he will destroy gaming if he floods the industry with his destructive corporate games

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DaveDogg

    @8 the PC version is £20 atm that would be 2400msp so its cheap by comparison

    #10 3 years ago

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