From 28th June fans can experience the joy of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition straight from disc and get a taste of Xbox Live Gold using an included free 48-hour subscription.
This disc version will provide the magic and experience already loved by millions worldwide and give newcomers the thrill to explore, build, and conquer alone, or play with friends via split-screen mode or over Xbox Live*. Including a wealth of new features designed specifically for Xbox 360, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is a whole new way to make imagination a blocktastic reality.
We are not currently aware of what update version Minecraft will ship as. Hopefully it will be the most recent update, and not just the original game and the user will have to download the updates. This release is for people without Gold and people without Internet – People without internet cannot get these updates so it would be very unfair to ship the disc using the buggy first release we got on XBL.