The popular downloadable indie sandbox title; Minecraft is getting a disk-based version on Xbox 360.
The retail disc will contain same features as the retail versions, as well as the additions coming in the ninth update to the game. The game will allow play between the disk based and digital versions and will be available for purchase in the US market on 30th April, for $19.99. The disk version will also be coming to Australia, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan in early June.
Following is the full announcement of the retail version, made recently at Play XBLA:
“Microsoft will soon bring “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” to retail as a disc-based version that will let gamers who are not currently connected to Xbox LIVE experience the thrill of Minecraft! This version of “Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition” will contain all the same features and content included in the current version, as well as the new additions coming soon in the ninth title update to the game. The retail game will be exactly the same as the digital version in every way, including support for multiplayer connectivity between the retail game and the digital download, and the retail disc version will receive all the same content and feature updates as the digital version ongoing.”