My only question is: why did it take so long? The crossover between Doctor Who fans and Minecraft fans must be astronomical.
According to the BBC — and they should know — Doctor Who characters will be coming to Minecraft on the Xbox 360 this coming September. It will feature the current Doctor, the overwhelmingly Scottish Peter Capaldi, alongside five other Doctors, their companions and — of course — the Daleks.
The first pack will cost you $2.95 of your Australian earth dollars, and more packs are apparently on the way featuring other Doctors and some of the other famous antagonists from the show.
"We’re constantly looking for new and innovative ways to bring Doctor Who content to our loyal fans," explained Rikesh Desai, Digital Entertainment and Games Director at BBC Worldwide UK. "Working collaboratively with Microsoft, we’ve created an exciting new product which will allow Doctor Who fans to create their own brand new adventures in the heart of the iconic world of Minecraft."
This seems like a pretty big deal. Doctor Who already has a loyal fanbase that spans across all ages. Minecraft is similar. I can see plenty of Minecraft fans getting into Doctor Who, and vice versa, as a result of this deal.