After the unexpected announcement that Minecraft was destined for the console world, excitement surged despite a complete lack of confirmed knowledge of when or where it would end up. Well, now we know for sure. Minecraft will be an exclusive for Xbox Live Arcade and will arrive sometime during spring of next year.
Until then, you won’t have to spend your winter hours chipping solemnly at blocks. Minecon, the Minecraft specific convention, is coming up on November 18-19 in Las Vegas and will be a haven for those that love all things blocky and pig-riding.
Attendees won’t just be privy to what I imagine will be some pretty phenomenal exclusive toys, posters, and the like, as Mojang announced that they will be showcasing the first look at the Xbox version of the game. Microsoft will be teaming up with the company for a big presentation and reveal.
From the announcement on their official website:
Minecraft for Xbox 360 is currently in heavy development and we are very happy with the progress. Daniel is working tightly with the 4J team to coordinate Notch’s design decisions. We want to keep the core experience of the original PC version intact, while ensuring the game fits its new platform.