1080p Xbox One Minecraft Hits Retail November 18

Disc-based version of Mojang's sandbox hit gets a release date for Xbox One.

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The disc-based version of Minecraft for Xbox One will launch at retailers on November 18 in the US. Microsoft, which spent $2.5 billion to acquire the franchise in September, announced the news this week.

The game will sell for $20--the same price as the digital version of Minecraft for Xbox One, which went on sale through Xbox Live in September.

Minecraft for Xbox One features bigger worlds and greater draw distances, native 1080p graphics at 60fps, and a four-player local split-screen mode (8 players are supported over Xbox Live).

If you already own the digital or disc version of Minecraft for Xbox 360, you can upgrade to the Xbox One version (digital only) for $5. In addition, most of your existing Xbox 360 creations and downloaded content will carry over to the Xbox One version.

More information about upgrade terms is available on Microsoft's website.

November 18 is shaping up to be a big day for high-profile new releases, as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Grand Theft Auto V and WWE 2K15 launch on that day, alongside Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and you can follow him on Twitter @EddieMakuch

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