‘Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition’ Update News

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Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Update

Fans who have Minecraft for the Xbox 360 know very well how far it lags behind the PC version. While PC players have had the Starvation Food System in place since September 2011, the Xbox game has yet to include such features. To make amends for the long wait, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition developer 4J Studios is contemplating an extra update for the game, to be released between its scheduled XBLA update windows.

News from 4J Studios seems to imply that the next update will finally add the Starvation Food System, as well as the Endermen and Cave Spider mobs. Since Cave Spiders commonly spawn in abandoned mineshafts, we can assume that unique structures are finally making their way to consoles – which means our villager friends may not be far behind.

While it’s great news, that update will likely be a month away. 4J Studios would like to shoot console gamers a bonus update which would likely include several new biomes and a few crafting options (the ability to farm animals on Xbox would be nice, too). With console players having to deal with a finite amount of in-game space, the chance to change the usual scenery with a jungle or mushroom biome here and there would surely be appreciated.

The next scheduled update is still “weeks away” according to 4J Studios, but will include the popular Creative Game Mode. In this, players can fly around and place any type of block or item they wish, allowing people mainly interested in building to do so without having to spend hours mining away for minerals. Additionally, each block breaks in one hit, making creating and removing blocks an easy process for the gamer. If 4J Studios manages to treat console gamers to two updates within the next month or so, it wouldn’t be surprising to see a renewed burst of players hopping back on to consoles.

Since there are no enchanting tables in the upcoming update, 4J Studios have delayed adding Experience orbs yet, noting that an experience system without enchantments is a pretty pointless endeavor. Granted, players could level themselves up to prepare for the eventual release of enchanting tables, but that’s a bit of a stretch. Either way, we’re just excited to see a solid flow of content heading towards Minecraft for Xbox 360.

What do you think, Ranters? Are the Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition updates due for a change of pace?

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Source: 4J Studios

TAGS: Mac, Minecraft, Mojang, PC, Xbox 360, Xbox Live

  • Chaz

    Cool. I can’t wait for the update it’s going to be “BOSS”

  • Jonathan Brown

    cant wait for this update they need to add more materials to the 360 version like the emerald sponge potions and other foods and like they do on the computer version it really needs it. it would also be good if they made a part were you can create your own skin on their.

  • Jak Frost

    I think it needs to have very thing the pc version has

  • Bryan

    I’m just ready to get unlimited resources since they took the easy to do duplication glitch out.

  • Daniel

    Let’s get 360 edition to the same level as the pc version, it’s not fair that when playing on 360 Minecraft version the pc has more to offer even though you have to pay for them both. It’s about time they bring 360 up to date, c’mon what are you lot playing at??

    • Jonathan Brown

      i agree with you ther takin 2 long with the updates. they need it all on like the pc version.

  • Craig

    When will roghthly the update for xbox minecraft come out

    • jesse

      we need an actual update. not just new skin packs. $20.00 for a game that doesn’t even come with all the pieces and then they try to sell you on “extras” at $1 – $3 a pop

  • jay

    Cool. I can’t wait for the update it’s going to be “BOSS” I think it needs to have very thing the pc version has
    i agree with you ther takin 2 long with the updates. they need it all on like the pc version.

  • Carlton

    Yes! They seriously need to make it more like the pc version and do that soon!

  • jesse

    I am addicted to the xbox version. yet it is SO difficult to just stay with one world since shortly after you start the world you cap at what you’re able to do. I’d like to see it where the lava can act like the water (where you can take a 3×1 opening and put lava at either end and it create a source in the middle (L_L = LLL) it would be nice rather than having to travel to the nether repeatedly to collect it, and would make smelting that much faster too.

  • jim

    they should make the minecraft worlds for the xbox as big as the worlds for the pc.

  • josh

    this aready passed its 2013 in a m e r I c a we are free tell me more abou some shit I don’t give about

  • Jacub

    I agree with all of you we pay the same price for both versions Xbox and PC and they keep updating PC 24/7 while Xbox still only got horses and they have pet bunnies!