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Discover the latest Microsoft announcement that’s leaving Minecraft fans in disbelief! Find out why the Xbox Series X/S upgrade might be further away than you think. Get the inside scoop on this major gaming news now!
Fans looking for an enhanced Xbox Series X/S version of Minecraft may have to wait a little longer, according to Microsoft. Speculation had been building due to game ratings appearing in Germany and the US, but Microsoft clarified that these ratings were not indicative of a new version being in the works.
Minecraft, a beloved survival adventure game, has been made available on various platforms, including Microsoft, PlayStation, Nintendo, and mobile devices. However, despite rumours suggesting an Xbox Series X/S update for Minecraft, the prospect of such an upgrade seems distant.
The rumours began circulating in August, supported by the appearance of ratings for an Xbox Series X/S version of Minecraft in Germany and the US, courtesy of the ESRB. Although fans hoped for an official announcement, none materialized. Now, Microsoft has confirmed that there are no immediate plans for a new version of Minecraft. They explained that the ratings were a result of routine rating reviews and updates by regional boards, not an indicator of an impending release.
Microsoft’s statement deliberately maintains ambiguity about whether an Xbox Series X/S version of Minecraft is in development. It’s plausible that Mojang and Microsoft are working on an updated version, but it won’t be arriving anytime soon, and Microsoft wants to manage fan expectations.
The release of an Xbox Series X/S version of Minecraft with enhanced performance and visuals would undoubtedly be a significant event for Microsoft. Minecraft stands as one of Microsoft’s flagship franchises and one of the most successful games of all time. When and if it arrives on the Xbox Series X/S, it will undoubtedly generate significant excitement.
Determining a realistic release timeline for an Xbox Series X/S version of Minecraft is challenging. While releasing it sooner could boost Xbox Series X/S sales and Game Pass subscriptions, Mojang likely aims for a polished and perfected version of the game, given its immense popularity. Although a reveal at Minecon Live 2023 would be thrilling, a release in 2024 or beyond might make more sense.