Minecraft Xbox One is a new product: no save transfer from 360, says Microsoft

Friday, 14th June 2013 11:26 GMT By Dave Cook

Minecraft Xbox One is to be considered a new product when compared to its PC and Xbox 360 counterparts, according to Microsoft’s Phil Spencer. The exec has promised bigger worlds, the ability to take your creations to multiple devices, but he has said the leap may rule out save transfer between Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of the game. Bad times brah.

Speaking with OXM, Spencer was asked if save transfer between Xbox 360 and Xbox One was a possibility He replied, “No, it’s a new product on Xbox One. We’re actually updating it in pretty significant ways for the new platform. Bigger worlds, which don’t translate between the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One.”

Spencer may have spoken in error however, as 4J Studios has confirmed it is in talks with Mojang and Microsoft to allow save transfers. We’re hoping to get some clarity on the matter soon.

A Microsoft spokesperson has since told OXM that it is “exploring ways to bring gamers’ favourite content to the new Xbox, but do not have any additional information to announce at this time.”

The exec continued, “We’re seeing tremendous usage of Minecraft on the system, so we wanted to make sure it was one of the things that were there for people to go and create on day one. Obviously this is Mojang’s game, and I’ve had good discussions with Notch about where he sees this franchise going, trying to create a more connected Minecraft world where your creations can go with you from device to device, but I haven’t talked to them about where they are on that path.”

What would you like to see added to Minecraft Xbox One? Let us know below.



  1. Aullah

    Yea… you liked minecraft on our xbox360? You liked it? huhh? You liked it? WELL FUCK YOU, BUY OUR SHIT AGAIN.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Samoan Spider

    @1 Hahahahahaha!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. grizzlycake

    How exactly can there be bigger worlds? Isn’t Minecraft endless as it is now?

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Pytox

    But still no mods

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Samoan Spider

    @3 Not on the 360 I believe – But if anyone wants to see a crazy big world, here’s one for the Game of Thrones fans out there

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Aullah

    @3 on PC. Its really funny how they say it will be bigger, when on pc, it is endless.

    btw check this out:

    #6 2 years ago
  7. grizzlycake


    That is awesome! I didn’t know the 360 version wasn’t endless.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Silent Killer01

    “Now with more blocks”

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Cobra951

    I will never play that game, since I’m not buying the XB1. But to be fair, did anyone really expect the facts to be different? The limitations of the 360 version make no sense on the more powerful hardware (specifically, its greater memory and guaranteed large storage media). Why would you want to bring limited 360 worlds to the One? Keep playing the 360 version on the 360 where it belongs.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Cort

    I see no problem here. Move on!

    #10 2 years ago
  11. orakaa

    “Yes, you need to buy Minecraft again, because…. better graphics, power of the cloud and… oh whatever, just shut up and give us your money!”

    #11 2 years ago

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