Minecraft has finally arrived on the platform which many people have argued that it should always have been on: Xbox Live Arcade. And judging by the insane amount of downloads and ratings people are having a lot of fun with it, yet still their thoughts are directed toward what the first update for the game will bring. Happily, 4J Studios, the people responsible for the porting of Minecraft to Xbox, have revealed a bit of their plan.
Currently it looks as though Minecraft launched onto Xbox 360 with everything that the 1.6.6 Beta Version on the PC had, including its problems, such as players struggling to find any clay.. For those that may be unaware, Minecraft has always been a game that received constant updates and tweaking. The PC version of the game has finally made it out of the Beta stage and is now at version 1.2.5.
According to 4J Studios Twitter account, the next update for the Xbox 360 version of the game should bring them up the equivalent Beta 1.7.3 update for the PC. If this is indeed true then the next update will add the following features:
- Added pistons.
- Fixed clay generation.
- Flint and Steel or redstone is now required to trigger TNT.
- Fences can be stacked.
- Added Shears.
- Redstone wire now will connect to a repeater.
- Shears can be used to pick up leaf blocks.
- Shears can be used to shear sheep without hurting them.
- Sheep no longer drop wool from being punched, only from being killed when they are unsheared.
- New textures for Cobblestone and Brick blocks.
- Silverfish skin was added (for Beta 1.8).
We can, presumably, also expect a host of fixes to be included in the update as well, though exactly what remains to be seen as it’s unclear as to whether 4J attempted to sort any of the existing problems with the game before releasing it onto the 360. Hopefully the jump up to version 1.7.3 doesn’t also bring with it same bugs that the PC version had.
This also means that the games next update should be the Adventure Mode update, which, for those that don’t know, is a major change to game. Classed as the 1.8 update it adds in a whole host of new features and changes, such as improved combat, a Food System, NPC villages, ravines and more. If you want to check the full list for an idea of what to expect from that update you can check it out by clicking HERE.
Sadly 4J have not mentioned when we can expect the first update for the game.