I just saw come across @notch’s twitter feed, that there are now apparently plans in the works for an official XBox 360 version of Minecraft! Not only is it coming to the 360, but will have full Kinect support! I’ll be looking forward to a whole new series of “Let’s Plays” on YouTube featuring people waggling their bodies around trying to fend off creepers and skeletons.
This news isn’t that exciting for me personally, but it’s great to see Minecraft getting a broader exposure. I’ll be waiting to find out if the XBox 360 version connects to the same servers as the PC version or if it’s locked into some kind of XBox live implementation.
Release for the 360 version is set to be sometime this winter. Video of the Microsoft press conference can be viewed at GameSpot. Applicable Minecraft footage begins at the 57:00 mark.
We’re getting a tiny trickle of information out about the Mojang and Minecraft involvement at E3 today.
On the Mojang blog they’ve reposted the article announcing MinecraftChick‘s involvement at the Sony E3 booth. This time though it contains the additional announcement that the guys from The Shaft podcast will be attending the Minecraft Pocket Edition demo play session at E3 on Wednesday, June 8th at 11am. It’ll be a good dynamic to have them there with MinecraftChick, and I would imagine everyone will get a chance to give the Pocket Edition a spin.
The second bit of information about Minecraft Pocket Edition comes from the Sony Ericsson Product Blog, where they talk about all the games that will be available on the phone. Minecraft is featured, including a quick video demo of it:
Hope everyone is enjoying their Minecrafting the past few days, I’ve had work to contend with so it’s almost been more blogging than playing! I’ll be getting more of my “Nether-Ventures” up soon though.
I just came across this post that my feed reader picked up, apparently before it was deleted from the Mojang website. I don’t know if it was announced too early, or if the plans have changed, but here’s the post re-created from my google reader:
MinecraftChick + Build with Notch at E3!
Daniel Kaplan Jun 1, 2011 10:01 AM – Show original item
I got some more news for you out there about our presence at E3. Next week we will have some happenings at our booth (#713) with Sony Ericsson.
“Build with Notch” is an other cool event where you will have the chance to play Minecraft with Notch at E3!
This event will be on 5 pm Tuesday the 7th.
Stay tuned for more news!
This is apparently sourced from http://mojang.com/2011/06/01/minecraftchick-build-with-notch-at-e3/ but as you can see now 404s. This is not made up, as you can find for yourself that google indexed the post before it was deleted as well.
EDIT: This was just confirmed by MinecraftChick herself on her blog and YouTube channel!
Sounds like it should be a pretty cool event! I guess come to your own conclusion as to why the post was removed, but regardless, Happy Crafting!