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Minecraft Xbox 360 saves won't transfer to Xbox One Edition, Microsoft says

UPDATE: "Stay tuned", Microsoft's Phil Spencer teases.

UPDATE: Microsoft studios boss Phil Spencer has suggested there is still hope for Minecraft save transfers on Xbox One.

After pouring water on the idea last week, Spencer took to Twitter over the weekend with an update on the matter.

"Just chatted to [Microsoft Studios producer Roger Carpenter] @PopsRamjet and we are still actually discussing it with @4JStudios! Stay tuned," he wrote in a message shared with Eurogamer.

ORIGINAL STORY: Microsoft has said that you won't be able to transfer your Minecraft save files from the game's Xbox 360 version to the just-announced Xbox One Edition.

Boom.

The confirmation came from Microsoft Studios boss Phil Spencer, who blamed the fact that the Xbox One Edition was simply "a new product".

"No, it's a new product on Xbox One," Spencer told OXM. "We're actually updating it in pretty significant ways for the new platform. Bigger worlds, which don't translate between the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One."

Minecraft's Xbox 360 developer 4J Studios previously stated on Twitter that it was "discussing" the issue of save transfers with Microsoft. Until we hear otherwise, this appears to be the outcome of those discussions.

4J Studios has confirmed that the Xbox 360 edition will continue to be updated after the Xbox One version is released, however.

The Xbox One Edition will boast bigger worlds and expanded multiplayer support, Microsoft announced during its E3 press conference.

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