Minecraft: Story Mode Episodes Gets Huge Xbox 360 Price Hike, But For Good Reason

Earlier this month, Mojang informed us that the various episodes that make up Telltale’s Minecraft: story mode lived on borrowed time. On June 25, the company announced, all Story Mode episodes will be removed from digital storefronts, meaning they no longer need to be downloaded and certainly no longer need to be purchased. With the date decided, Microsoft and Mojang have urged everyone to download whatever they want to keep before the 25th rolls around and those games are gone for good.

Then something strange happened. If you are looking Minecraft: story mode on Xbox 360, you’ll be greeted with episodes that are so outrageously expensive that they warrant a spitting grab. All Minecraft: story mode the episode went up to $100 which is prohibitively expensive and not worth it at all. Which give?

It turns out that removing games from the list while allowing users who have already purchased those games to download them isn’t something the Xbox 360 platform is actually capable of. Relisting them for a hefty price was the only way to allow owners to download these games through June 25 while discouraging new purchases.

In this spirit, the Minecraft: story mode Facebook page has a serious warning for anyone who stumbles across these Xbox 360 listings: don’t buy them. If you do, you’ll actually be charged $100 per episode and both you and your bank account will be put off. These listings are live only so people who already own Minecraft: story mode can download the content they purchased before the servers go down.

Now seems like a really good time to reiterate that both seasons of Minecraft: story mode will disappear entirely from all platforms on June 25. If you own the games, make sure you download them on the platform you bought them from before then or you risk losing your chance to do so forever.