Minecraft Coming to Xbox With Kinect Support and... Wait, What?

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Posted by Alex (2386 posts) -

Minecraft is coming to Xbox 360. Its only console appearance will be on the Xbox 360. And it will support Kinect.

That's all we really know about this ill-defined new version of Minecraft, otherwise known as the most addictive PC beta test of all time. I've been sitting here racking my brains, trying to figure out exactly what all this is going to entail, but I just can't do it. I just keep picturing people doing the Fable: The Journey Fushigi hand motions to build stuff and terrible child actors trying to collect square coins, and then talking loudly about how they failed to do so. Or, maybe not.

All we do know? Minecraft is coming to the Xbox 360. That is most definitely a thing. We'll bring you more when we have it.

#1 Posted by Alex (2386 posts) -

Minecraft is coming to Xbox 360. Its only console appearance will be on the Xbox 360. And it will support Kinect.

That's all we really know about this ill-defined new version of Minecraft, otherwise known as the most addictive PC beta test of all time. I've been sitting here racking my brains, trying to figure out exactly what all this is going to entail, but I just can't do it. I just keep picturing people doing the Fable: The Journey Fushigi hand motions to build stuff and terrible child actors trying to collect square coins, and then talking loudly about how they failed to do so. Or, maybe not.

All we do know? Minecraft is coming to the Xbox 360. That is most definitely a thing. We'll bring you more when we have it.

#2 Edited by Danteveli (1203 posts) -

ok
Cant wait for the paid dlc.
Chopping wood motions anyone?

#3 Posted by _Phara0h_ (891 posts) -

This was unexpected

#4 Posted by Antarok (63 posts) -

Yeah more Minecraft! You can play that shit anywhere now!

#5 Posted by Demonstride (864 posts) -

Not gonna lie. I would play some xbox minecraft.

#6 Edited by Seppli (10250 posts) -

The one massively cool Microsoft announcement. Respect! Didn't see this coming.

#7 Posted by Druminator (1687 posts) -

Oh goody.

#8 Posted by Dustpan (1694 posts) -

Fortress Craft is doomed.

#9 Posted by GozerTC (458 posts) -

My only question is, am I going to be charged for Minecraft again?  I mean I love the game and all but I'm not sure I want to pay for it again just to play it with my Xbox. (When I already have my computer hooked up to my TV if I want to see giant blocks even BIGGER. :) ) 

#10 Posted by Redbullet685 (6084 posts) -

I still don't get how you would play Minecraft with Kinect.

#11 Posted by jking47 (1247 posts) -

lmfao what the fuck

#12 Posted by Khann (2913 posts) -

Yay no mods/paying for mods.

#13 Posted by august (3866 posts) -

Minecraft is also coming to the Playstation... phone... game thing.

#14 Posted by MaFoLu (1859 posts) -

Woo swing your arms until they fall off, only with Kinect.

#15 Posted by ChrisTobin (56 posts) -

I would play without Kinect. With Kinect sounds awful.

#16 Posted by Sheetsy77 (198 posts) -

Hell ya! Love me some Minecraft, bring it to the xbox with achievements and I'm down! ;)

#17 Posted by MysteriousBob (6272 posts) -

Nice of Microsoft to detail this version so clearly. 
 
"IT HAS KINECT!" 
 
'sigh' 
 
I also find it bizarre how an unfinished game is being ported to a console- thats got to be a first. Uhh... if it is a port. Come on MS, what is this exactly?

#18 Posted by rmanthorp (4054 posts) -

This was so weird!!

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#19 Posted by BaconGames (3574 posts) -

I feel like this is trying to be very "hip" with the "kids" by getting Minecraft for this new-fangled Kinecto machine.

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#20 Posted by Grilledcheez (3957 posts) -

Yeah, that came out of NOWHERE...but I'm still excited for it.

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#21 Posted by mrv321 (254 posts) -

Only on 360... erm... no.

#22 Posted by ShaggE (6698 posts) -

Minecrosoft. 
 
Feel free to use that, Bomb Squad.

#23 Posted by AmmyDog (61 posts) -

OMG! OMG! OMG! (head goes boom) =)

#24 Posted by guerrajr (57 posts) -

I just hope they also have regular game pad support. Then I'll definitely be on board.

#25 Posted by DantronLesotho (48 posts) -

Minecraft on 360 plus kinect = me actually getting in shape

#26 Posted by Hats (360 posts) -

IF nothing else this means Minecraft will be moving over from java to C meaning it "should" run faster with increased view distance etc
 
i wont be using my hands to play a version with no mods/texture packs but not having parts of the world disappear in multilayer will be nice

#27 Posted by GeekDown (1170 posts) -

One more place where I can play Minecraft, but I won't.

#28 Posted by Kasswara (178 posts) -

MEIN KRUFT, Y U NO COME TO PSTREE?

#29 Posted by BraveToaster (12588 posts) -

Fuck Yeah

#30 Posted by Kyle (2325 posts) -

Sure, why not? I'll still be playing Terraria instead.

#31 Posted by QKT (251 posts) -

it better release on ios before it does for xbox.

#32 Posted by Lyfeforce (403 posts) -

I'm curious about what's going on here, but I'll probably let this one pass. Still, good on someone for striking when the iron's still hot and getting this kind of stuff to a console.

#33 Posted by Buttersthatsme (23 posts) -

Will Microsoft even support the amount of updates that come out for Minecraft? The prospect of having it on my phone is much more appealing.

#34 Posted by zaglis (910 posts) -

This Minecraft bullshit HAS TO STOP.

#35 Posted by drowsap (683 posts) -

This will be good if I can play with a controller

#36 Edited by Piranesi (452 posts) -

Sorry but Minecraft was so 2010 ...

#37 Posted by milkohol (15 posts) -

Because that's the way you want to play Minecraft. On a console. With no mods. With motion controls.

#38 Edited by Gaff (1881 posts) -

/Slow Clap

Not for Microsoft, not for the Xbox, not for Kinect. But for Notch. Selling 2.5M copies of a game that technically isn't finished yet. Bravo. Signing an exclusive deal with Microsoft for said unfinished game. Bravo. Getting said unfinished game mentioned in the biggest press conference of Microsoft Games. Bravo. I tip my hat off to you, good sir.

#39 Posted by Dizzyhippos (1566 posts) -

Anyone else find it odd that the only microsoft games that mattered got no mention of kinect  with them?

#40 Posted by Shakermaker (40 posts) -

And thousands of nerds screamed in rage.

#41 Posted by zudthespud (3284 posts) -

Let's see how popular a 20 Euro Arcade game is...

#42 Posted by MeatSim (10938 posts) -

I can't even imagine how you would play Minecraft with Kinect.

#43 Posted by Hockeymask27 (3683 posts) -
@milkohol said:
Because that's the way you want to play Minecraft. On a console. With no mods. With motion controls.
#44 Posted by dougmansion (139 posts) -

@DantronLesotho: Well, at least your right arm.

#45 Posted by Arach666 (78 posts) -

lol,with kinect eh? That´s gonna be fun to watch!

#46 Posted by Milkman (17312 posts) -

This makes no sense.

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#47 Edited by Kartana (218 posts) -
@Meatsim said:

I can't even imagine how you would play Minecraft with Kinect.

With your imaginary pick-axe of course, dummy!
#48 Posted by blackblade500 (162 posts) -

Now you don't have to play with kinect right, I can just use my controller right?

#49 Posted by Buttersthatsme (23 posts) -
@dougmansion said:

@DantronLesotho: Well, at least your right arm.

My right arm doesn't need any more one sided exercise.
#50 Posted by Krystal_Sackful (810 posts) -

This sounds like something a deranged homeless person would scream at me. This makes zero sense. Are you going to use kinect for the inventory screen? That sounds retarded.

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