Last year had been filled with details for Minecraft on Xbox 360, which saw fans delight at the release on iOS, Android and PC late in 2011 but console owners couldn’t wait for their taste of a classic cube construction game. Within the last couple of days it has been confirmed that Minecraft’s Xbox 360 Edition is to release on May 9, 2012.
Among other announcements, these included the co-op game Fable Heroes that we cannot wait to play, Microsoft confirmed the price for Minecraft on Xbox 360, which is set at 1,600 points and that works out at around $20/£14. On the release date you’ll be able to download the game via Xbox Live Arcade complete with its new interface, and multiplayer for teaming up with friends and other fans.
We’ve embedded a video below that showcases Minecraft gameplay on the Xbox 360 with split screen, which we’d love to hear your thoughts on. This comes from the recent GDC 2012 event and shows the new build, so this only adds to the excitement although some fans are asking about mods, texture packs, and Skins? We know it’s not all about graphics, especially when it comes to games like Minecraft, but looking at the video and remembering this is on an Xbox 360 we hope Microsoft at least add ways to enhance graphics via DLC or an update.
Let us know what your expectations are for Minecraft on Xbox 360, and also the DLC you’d like to see in the future?
The story leading up to this announcement: We first heard about the Minecraft Xbox 360 release back in June last year, although at this time most of the information had been based on rumors. This news had been followed with Minecraft alternatives like FortressCraft hitting OnLive, and towards the end of last year we also got some hints for Minicraft 2.