Top 5 Features Minecraft: Xbox 360 Needs Now

So Minecraft for Xbox 360 (MCX360) finally launched yesterday. It’s amazing, everything we wanted it to be… almost. While the initial offering is superb and ridiculously fun and engaging, it’s not without room for improvement. Of course, that’s a big focus for 4J Studios, continuing the evolution of the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft in constant updates. What we’re talking about here is full-fledged feature requests. So with that in mind, here’s the top 5 things they should be working on first.

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Emilio_Estevez2261d ago (Edited 2261d ago )

Good piece, but generally it's just update it to a more current version of the PC version, which is understandable.

Lazyeye792261d ago (Edited 2261d ago )

I find it weird in a game that is about endless possibilities, there is a wall at the edge of the map ending your possibilities. I don't know why this is (lazy developer, out dated tech) but its pretty annoying.

Fragger2k82261d ago

My extremely crappy 2.21GHz AMD Athlon 64 with 2GB Ram and a might-as-well-be-garbage Geforce FX 5200 can run this game, so there is absolutely no reason for the console version to be limited in any way.

- Can only play online with Xbox Live friends
- Multiplayer supports far less players than the PC version
- Split-screen is only usable with an HDTV?! (Read this on Wikipedia)
- World size is incredibly small

I don't really understand why they're gimping the Xbox version so much. I'm sure that the most important issues won't ever be addressed, either. =\

GroundsKeeperJimbo2261d ago (Edited 2261d ago )

512Mb of RAM is the reason. Still a blast to play tho.

ambientFLIER2253d ago (Edited 2253d ago )

Really, bro? Incredibly small world? It's not that small. And are you REALLY wondering why an xbox with 512mb of ram AND 4 player splitscreen has smaller worlds than your single player pc with 2 gigs???

Fragger2k82252d ago (Edited 2252d ago )

The world is pretty small, it's just the size of one map. It's not awful or anything, but it is a drawback to the game. It cuts back drastically on the exploration aspect, and in the future (if they add the adventure update) there isn't a whole lot of room to generate NPC villages, ravines, strongholds, abandoned mineshafts, rivers, mountains, and swamps.

I get that it is limited by the ram and that smaller worlds are necessary because of that (I was just annoyed at the time I wrote my previous post, haha), but it is a system made just for gaming, meaning that it can get away with a bit more than something like a PC would be able to with the same hardware. That's why the game runs so dang smooth for the most part on Xbox even with that limited amount of ram. So, they may be able to double it at some point (if the additional updates and possible mods won't effect anything), and I'm just hoping they can. But if not, it isn't a deal breaker and I can certainly live with it, it will just be a bit disappointing is all.

I'm still having fun playing the game, and I suppose that is all that actually really matters.

R_A_LEE202261d ago

One of the issues that I'm currently have at the moment is lag on my own hosted world which is becoming extremely annoying when we only have four online players in the game and it starts to jitter after a while and blocks disappear and reappear just after I've placed them!