Minecraft Will Be Xbox 360-Exclusive (TRAILER)

We heard back at E3 2011 that when Minecraft made its migration to consoles, it would be heading to the Xbox 360 first. But guess what? “First” has become “only.” Sucks to be you, Playstation 3 owners. And Wii fans, to a lesser extent (because seriously, who plays the Wii anymore).

Markus “Notch” Persson confirmed the exclusivity deal on his Twitter account. The game will appear on Xbox Live in Spring 2012, which means PC owners of the game will have been playing and enjoying the release for, like, five months or so. Notch mentioned a while back that the full release of the game would come at the end of MineCon, which is taking place Nov. 18 in Las Vegas.

By the by, if you’re cool enough to head to MineCon, you’ll get some fresh alpha keys for Mojang’s next two games, Scrolls and Cobalt. Lucky you!

Download the trailer here.

Via Joystiq.

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5 Comments on Minecraft Will Be Xbox 360-Exclusive (TRAILER)


On October 25, 2011 at 11:19 am

as a PS3 owner and a avid MCrafter, it doesn’t bother me that its not coming to ps3, I think its easier on the pc anyhow, with building and stuff, plus the addons and other stuff (referenceing info if your working on buildings) should be just fine on the PC

Phil Hornshaw

On October 25, 2011 at 11:23 am


Yeah, I was kidding about PS3 owners. Xbox might have Minecraft but I doubt I’d ever want to play it on my Xbox. Seems like the controls would make everything take twice as long.

Garyn Dakari

On October 25, 2011 at 1:30 pm

Even if I had an Xbox, I doubt I’d play MC on it, because:

A: 90% of the time I prefer PC games anyway.

B: MODS! No/very few mods for consoles.

C: I wouldn’t buy a game twice.


On October 25, 2011 at 2:16 pm

Regarding that WII comment just wait till Zelda comes out then youll see who plays WII


On October 26, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Who plays Zelda any more!!!!!!