Minecraft: Xbox One Edition is “really close” to being ready for release, according to Microsoft Game Studios VP Phil Spencer.
Speaking with IGN at GDC 2014 last week, Spencer said while the game is almost ready, ultimately the release date is up to Mojang and 4J Studios.
“I talked to 4J Studios last night,” Spencer said. “They feel really good about the progress that they’re making. It’s their game, and it’d be Mojang’s game. We graciously host it on our platform.
“But unlike on 360 where they had never been on console before and the developer relationship, I’ll say, was very tight from the beginning, this is something that’s really in their hands now.
“They’re a full-fledged developer in every sense. They control the release date of that, but I’ll tell people that we’re getting really close. I talked with Notch last night, and they’re really excited about the quality.”
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition was announced during E3 2013.