The Xbox 360’s Minecraft Will Be A Little Different

The Xbox 360’s Minecraft Will Be A Little Different

Minecraft is officially coming to the Xbox 360 this Fall. When it hits, though, don’t be surprised if it’s not the same Minecraft you’ve been playing on the PC.

Creator Markus “Notch” Persson has said that his studio, Mojang, will not be developing the game. Instead, a developer that has “done several console games before” will be handling the project, with Persson acting as game designer.

He also says that the Xbox 360 version of the game is not “a straight port”, suggesting that the integration with Microsoft’s Kinect camera may be more than just a gimmick.

Or a gimmick that ruins a perfectly fine game. Guess we’ll have to wait and see!

Minecraft [Reddit, via Edge]


  • no no NO NO NO NO!! NO!! NO!!! AAARGH!!!

    Jesus f*cking H Santa Claus, Microsoft! If you ruin this I will punch you in your collective nutsacks.

  • Considering how horribly slow Minecraft runs on even the beefiest computer, whether that be Persson or Java to blame (I choose to blame Java, because it’s Java), I’m kinda glad he’s not going to be the developer. Also, this gives them more time to work on improving Vanilla Minecraft.

    • I blame your computer. I have seen it running fine on horrible hardware. My modest computer gets over 60fps.

    • Pretty sure your computer is just plain bad. On both my desktop and my crummy netbook I get fine fps.

    • I’ve seen Minecraft ‘running’ on at least 5 different machines… from a higher-end gaming desktop to a decent laptop that’s about a year and a half old… and I haven’t seen it running smoothly yet 😛

      So you’re not alone.

    • My computer is over five years old. Even then it was probably around average quality, if not worse. And MineCraft has slowed for me 2 or 3 times.

  • I have a computer that cost me less than a grand, over 18 months ago, and I haven’t really noticed much of a problem with how Minecraft runs.

  • Indeed. Microsoft CAN’T ruin Minecraft, the worst they can do is green-light a worse version on their platform. If so, just buy it on PC.

    To be honest, I welcome the move. I suspect Persson would have received a nice deal out of this, and it might end up with a superior product, with the core concept being expanded upon by a large and experienced team. We shall have to wait and see.

  • Yeah I’m actually glad it isn’t mojang.

    Considering they can’t finish ONE game before starting another it seems stupid that Microsoft would employ them to design for a console.

  • Microsoft loves ruining things i bet this is going to suck all the updates will proably bought with microsoft points and i bet kinect can’t handle it with the lag and the work done to control the players actions will blow up a xbox360

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