Differences between versions of Minecraft

Overview

Minecraft is a cross-platform game developed by Mojang. Microsoft publishes and provides customer support for the Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions. The following topics are discussed on this page:

  • Differences between Xbox versions
  • Can Minecraft be played between Xbox and non-Xbox versions?
  • Support for non-Xbox versions

Topics

Differences between Xbox versions

Minecraft is available on Xbox 360 as a digital download or as a physical disc. There is no difference between downloadable and physical versions of the game.

The Xbox One edition is available as a digital download through the Xbox Store. Compared to the Xbox 360 version, the Xbox One edition of the game provides for larger game worlds with better draw distance and performance.

Can Minecraft be played between Xbox and non-Xbox versions?

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition can only be played with other Xbox 360 consoles on Xbox Live, and the Xbox One edition can only be played online with other Xbox One consoles. There is no cross-platform play with the other editions of Minecraft.

Support for non-Xbox versions

Microsoft only provides customer support for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition and Minecraft: Xbox One Edition. For all other versions of the game, go to Minecraft for support.

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