E3: Minecraft Coming to Xbox 360 With Kinect

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E3: Minecraft Coming to Xbox 360 With Kinect

Now you can actually punch trees to gather wood!

Despite the presence of an imitator [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/107980-XBL-Indie-Dev-Clones-Minecraft-With-FortressCraft] or two, indie hit game Minecraft has remained where it started - on the PC. At Microsoft's E3 2011 press conference, though, the Xbox 360 maker announced that Mojang's building-block phenomenon would be coming to consoles exclusively for Xbox.

Minecraft would also support Kinect's motion-control system, said Microsoft. Presumably gamers will be able to use gestures to get a workout digging holes into the earth, building homes and palaces, and running the hell away from Creepers before they blow up.

We've already seen Kinect Minecraft [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/106836-Kinect-Hack-Turns-Minecraft-Players-Into-Giant-Monuments], so it really shouldn't be surprising to see it happen the other way around, either.

Of course, Sony isn't totally screwed by the Minecraft devotees - the indie smash hit will be making its smartphone debut on Sony's Xperia Play [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/110349-Mobile-Minecraft-Coming-to-Xperia-Play-First].

Read our E3 2011 Microsoft liveblog here [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/110673-Microsoft-E3-2011-Press-Conference].

See all our coverage directly from the show floor. [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/conferences/e3_2011]

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VincentX3

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I can see the war coming already...

I'm still sticking to PC obviously, dought the 360 will get any mods.
 

Hisshiss

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Well look at that, guess I get to play minecraft now :D. My computer refuses to run the damn thing.

Atleast I think I do, its straight xbox, with kinect support right? I havn't gotten around to buying one yet xD..
 

therandombear

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How will Microsoft handle MC updates then?

Still no free updates so people have to pay for MC updates?
 

Baldr

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I'll only play on the 360 if I don't have to pay for the game again.
 

Aeshi

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EDIT: Double Post because captcha told me I was wrong when I apparently wasn't
 

therandombear

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Stubee said:
therandombear said:
How will Microsoft handle MC updates then?

Still no free updates so people have to pay for MC updates?
You can update games for free on xbox, just look at Burnout Paradise

Developers have to either charge money for their updates or they have to pay loads to update/addn new content to their own game on xbox.

Hence why Team Fortress 2 on xbox is still crap.
 

Mantonio

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Huh. Well, I'm not worried.

Minecraft will always inherently be superior on PC, and (because it's Micro$oft) the 360 will have NO FREE UPDATES!
 

GLo Jones

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therandombear said:
How will Microsoft handle MC updates then?

Still no free updates so people have to pay for MC updates?
I expect it'll come out around the same time as Minecraft is 'finished', so updates shouldn't be nearly as common as they are right now.
 

therandombear

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Stubee said:
therandombear said:
Stubee said:
therandombear said:
How will Microsoft handle MC updates then?

Still no free updates so people have to pay for MC updates?
You can update games for free on xbox, just look at Burnout Paradise

Developers have to either charge money for their updates or they have to pay loads to update/addn new content to their own game on xbox.

Hence why Team Fortress 2 on xbox is still crap.
Somehow i doubt that.

Oh and TF2 is crap on xbox because its TF2.
No need to try and flame, just using TF2 as an example. Free updateson PC, but nothing on Xbox since Microsoft won't allow it to be free on the xbox.