Minecraft for Xbox 360 & Xperia PLAY: development & exclusivity info

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Yesterday we told you all about Minecraft update 1.7, now we have some more information regarding the Xbox 360 version of the game and another release called Minecraft – Pocket Edition.

All of the following information was posted on Notch’s blog here, he confirmed that the Xbox 360 release will support Kinect controls, but it will be optional. This was unclear last week (see here).

As for Minecraft – Pocket Edition this game is coming to the Xperia PLAY and will be exclusive to Sony’s handheld / smartphone hybrid for an undisclosed period. When this exclusivity ends it will be coming to all modern Android phones, as for the game’s development Notch, Minecraft’s creator, will not be involved in this version of Minecraft in terms of programming, however he will still be the game designer on the Xbox 360 and Xperia PLAY titles.

Notch also confirmed that he would be keeping lots of information quiet, on his website he states that this is because “there are actual PR budgets on them, and I don’t want to mess up any big plans”.

As and when we hear more about both Minecraft for Xbox 360 and Minecraft – Pocket Edition we will keep you posted, it may be worth following Notch on Twitter for all of the breaking news.

Also See: Minecraft Pocket Edition 0.10.0 beta changelog for build 2