'Minecraft' Exclusive Xbox 360 Launch Comes in Spring of 2012

Posted Mon Oct 24, 2011 at 08:30 AM PDT by Dick Ward

The console port of the game will feature Kinect functionality and will sadly only be coming to Xbox owners.

If you've never played 'Minecraft,' go play it now. Alright, back? If you're anything like us, it's now several hours later and it feels like minutes have gone by and you only stopped playing because you noticed that the sun was coming up.

'Minecraft' is one of the most horribly addictive PC games you can play. It's a sandbox game in the most accurate sense of the word. You have one goal - do whatever you want. Build yourself a castle, create clever traps and shelter to help you survive the night, and just for the hell of it make a giant Mario statue.

That exploration, adventure and crafting is all coming to the Xbox 360 in the spring of 2012, and game creator Markus "Notch" Persson has confirmed that it's going to be a console exclusive. Of course, non Xbox owners can still enjoy 'Minecraft' on the PC.

Source: Joystiq

Tags: Exclusives, Xbox 360, Minecraft (all tags)