Celebrate Minecraft's third anniversary on Xbox with three free skin packs

Three years ago, the hit PC sandbox game Minecraft was launched for Microsoft's Xbox 360 console (the actual anniversary date is on Saturday, May 9). The game was a massive hit for its original developer Mojang and its console partner 4J Studios, and was part of the reason Microsoft eventually acquired Mojang and Minecraft.

Today, to celebrate the third anniversary of Minecraft's Xbox 360 release, Mojang and 4J Studios have released three free characters skins for the games. Only one of them is available for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of Minecraft, and it features Mojang employees and others.

The other two new skin packs are just for the Xbox One edition and are the same packs that were released for the Xbox 360 version on the occasion of the first and second anniversaries of its launch. They include skins based on some Microsoft-based games like Halo. All of these packs will be free to download until May 17.

Source: Mojang

John Callaham