Minecraft: PlayBox Edition is the port of Minecraft for the PlayBox home entertainment system, made by Olympus Inc. in conjunction with Mojang AB and 4J Studios. It was released on 22 April 2016 as a launch title for US$12.99. It was released on the PlayBox Store as a digital download for US$10.99 on 5 March 2017. A free demo version exists that lasts ten in-game days.
Minecraft: PlayBox Edition includes support for 12 shader effects, 1,000,000×1,000,000 block worlds, the ability to set custom skins, sixteen player online support, and a Minecraft Marketplace that includes the ability to play mods, download community maps and projects, and use mash-up packs.
The current version of Minecraft: PlayBox Edition is based off of PC 1.12. Gameplay is similar to that of other Console Editions of the game, with a few exclusive features. This is the only console edition of Minecraft to support experimental snapshots, and one can do so by joining the Beta Tester Program on Olympus's website.
Several DLC packs have been released by Olympus Inc. since the game's digital release.
Realism Pack DLC
The Realism Pack DLC was released on 7 March 2017 for US$4.99, and includes the following content:
- Realisticraft Texture Pack – a photo-realistic 512x512 texture pack, comes packed with shaders to give the game a realistic feel
- Famous Figures Skin Pack – a collection of skins of famous people like MLK Jr., George Washington, and the Beatles.