Minecraft delayed on 360, playable at MineCon

Minecraft is set to break down the blocky walls and make the grand leap to Xbox 360 in the not-so-distant future – and we’ve found out exactly when the first lucky gamers will be able to get their hands on the game.

Somewhat unsurprisingly, you’ll have to make the trek to MineCon, the Minecraft-themed convention held in Las Vegas over November 18-19, where the game will be on show in all of its console-friendly glory.

The Minecraft port is currently in “heavy development” at 4J, the team working closely with Mojang to meet Notch’s design decisions.

Carl Manneh from Mojang explains the care that’s being taken:

We want to keep the core experience of the original PC version intact, while ensuring the game fits its new platform.

So that’s the good news. The less-than-good? The Xbox Live Arcade version of Minecraft has been delayed to “Spring 2012”, a delay of around three months after the original Winter deadline. Microsoft Game Studios has confirmed the new release window, but hasn’t gone into any more specifics.

The publisher is actually sponsoring MineCon 2011, showing off some “cool stuff” at the event and – obviously – running the Minecraft console adaptation preview!

See, it’s not really bad news – it’s just taking a little while longer to be good, y’know?


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