Minecraft Creator Shares Xbox 360 Version Details, Comments On The PS3 One

GB: "At this years E3, Microsoft shocked a few people by announcing Minecraft for the Xbox 360 for this winter. Not only that, Minecraft will support Kinect and promises to bring the great experience that players faced while playing the PC version."

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Wizziokid2657d ago

My guess is that it's a timed exclusive and we will see it on PS3 next year.

Oxymoron0282657d ago

I hope it comes out cross platform. Minecraft on PSV... I think a certain Lonely Planet song is appropriate for that situation.

Darth Stewie2657d ago

It is a timed exclusive and will come out on both PS3 & PSV. The Minecraft guys have done exclusives deals before when they released Minecraft on the Sony Xperia Play first and than it was to be released on other platforms.

Oxymoron0282657d ago

It'd make sense for it to only be timed exclusive. Plus Microsoft have a habit of saying exclusive when in fact they mean timed exclusive.

I don't see Notch being that stupid to limit profits for an extremely well selling game.

gamingdroid2656d ago

***Plus Microsoft have a habit of saying exclusive when in fact they mean timed exclusive.***

Yes they do, but it IS exclusive at the time of release unless you consider PC, then practically all console manufacturers are guilty!

Oxymoron0282656d ago

"Yes they do, but it IS exclusive at the time of release"
Well... yeah, because that's the definition of a timed exclusive...

"unless you consider PC, then practically all console manufacturers are guilty!"
And come again?

dedicatedtogamers2656d ago

As a PC owner of Minecraft, I was a bit saddened by the announcement of Minecraft for 360, not because I don't want other gamers to play it (share the love!), but because I wonder how well my initial purchase of the beta will be supported now that Notch is working on releasing Minecraft on other consoles.

TheOtherTheoG2656d ago

dedicatedtogamers: I think I read somewhere that Notch had hired another guy to do the lions share of the 360 version, not certain though. I do share your sentiments, however.

MaxXAttaxX2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

...has been done.

So it's definitely a possibility to see this coming to PS3 and even PS Vita.

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subtenko2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

Dang straight, I was like "oh, minecraft on xbox360, thats nice." Then I started thinking..wait..."I got a ps3 and I rather use a keyboard and mouse for a game like mine craft"

So I'll just get it on ps3, unless there is a free version on xbox, i'll get both. Also I wanna try the Ps move with minecraft! The more precision the better.

oh,p.s. anyone who cant get into minecraft, Im actually curious how they would feel about survival with no electricity and being out on the 'lamb'. "I just cant get into surviving making my own stuff :( " LOL xD

Agree of Disagree if you Agree :D

manumit2656d ago

Well sir I'm going to disagree with you to agree then.

Agree or Disagree if you agree with me :D

THC CELL2657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

Id rather play lbp 2 than this sorry but people learn new stuff every day on lbp and has even made it 3d now as in walk round in first person mode and when the move patch is added we will see some crazy stuff.

wwm0nkey2657d ago

How the hell does LBP have anything to do with this at all? Minecraft is not a "create you own game" thing like LPB at all.

theonlylolking2657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

In both minecraft and LBP you can create stuff. You can also share your creations and play soooo they are very similar.

LBP 1 and 2 pwns minecraft though.

wwm0nkey2657d ago


You dont "create" in the same was as LBP though also Minecraft is about exploring as well and with the new 1.8 update around the end of August or sometime in September Minecraft will finally be getting Towns, Dungeons, NPC's and ect and turn into an open world adventure game :)

Jdoki2657d ago

So I guess Mario Kart and GT5 are basically the same game then as you drive around in both?

I play LBP and Minecraft - they both require imagination, but they are vastly different games - and both excellent.

fullmetal2972656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

Little Big Planet is a small fry compared to the popularity of Minecraft.

MaxXAttaxX2656d ago

Not a popularity contest.

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BeastlyRig2657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

You do realize Minecraft is on another level than LBp?

This is a true unlimited game! It's not about what comes on the disk it's what you can make.. It's a truly unlimited world that can go on forever!

This is hardcore legos! And I rather use a mouse than moving my arms all day..

Do to memory I might not be as large on consoles..

bozebo2657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

The game does tend to use over a GB of RAM on PC but it is made in Java which causes some overheads. The console version should be able to fit into 512MB fairly easily, the whole game is being reprogrammed for optimal performance (the original isn't very efficiently programmed/structured for a start, regardless of it's reliance on Java).

Any chunks beyond your draw distance will probably be cleared from RAM and reloaded from the HDD if needed again (on the 360). The PC version only does that if it is starting to use too much RAM.

The PS3 only has 256MB of RAM (and another 256MB of video memory), so I am not sure what the plan is there...

sjaakiejj2656d ago


Java doesn't really cause any overheads, the only difference is that the game is slightly slower than in C++ (Though it definitely doesn't take any more RAM memory).

Most of the stuff you mentioned is in fact graphics, and graphics is what takes most of the RAM memory in a game like minecraft. Since the RSX in PS3 has access to the full 512MB pool, I don't see this being much of an issue.

frostypants2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

Minecraft has a lot more flexibility in terms of world size and scale.

But LBP2 crushes it in what can actually be pulled off, due to a much MUCH larger toolset.

Apples and oranges. They aren't competitors.

@sjaakiejj: Java programming puts an emphasis on design structure and re-use via an object oriented approach, at the cost of efficiency. It's far from an ideal language for game development. It works for Minecraft because, by its very philosophy, it's a very simple game. There's a reason why most games are coded in C. I used to code in Java, and it's clunky as hell for anything graphics-related beyond 2D desktop app UIs. And on top of that, Minecraft *is* a notoriously sloppily coded game.

MaxXAttaxX2656d ago (Edited 2656d ago )

Building is done with blocks.

LBP2 has a lot more tools.
And although creations are done on 3 layers and no an open space like Minecraft, really amazing creations have been made. You should spend some time away from your 'beastly rig' once in a while and check things out :P

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XRider2656d ago

I'm still trying to find a connection between LBP and Minecraft.

Takoulya2656d ago

Exactly. It's just like comparing Minecraft and Terraria, except LBP has logic components.

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tdrules2657d ago

a game made by one guy is better than a corporate backed game like LittleBigPlanet
Hail Indie Developers!

Rage_S902657d ago (Edited 2657d ago )

in your opinion...i tried minecraft and i really don't get the appeal i was bored within 10 minutes..

user8586212657d ago

said the same thing when I played lbp 2, if I want to play a fps ill just play a damn fps rather than the tech demos lbp offers :)

Cosmo8112656d ago

That's because you played for 10 minutes. Takes ages to get into, and you need to read up crafting recipes etc.

ZeroX98762656d ago

anyone who is saying that minecraft OR LBP is not a good game should just shut the hell up.
We`ve played SO many hours of minecraft (me and my 5 buddys) and our world (server) is just amazing. We don`t have crazy thing like you see on youtube, but it`s still crazy!!!
LBP is my favorite 4 player platformer... 4 player!!!! it`s the NSMBwii for PS3, just awesome.
both game I played probably WELL over 100 hours and I`m still enjoying them a lot.

bozebo2657d ago

I would say it is better than LBP, but thats because I didn't much like LBP - not sure why, I just didn't.

Fanbot2657d ago

future ps3 version confirmed.

Swiggins2656d ago

Yes....a picture of a sheep really does represent the sony demographic. ;D

I kid I kid.

Takoulya2656d ago


Coming from a PS3/PC fan, that was a classy jab. Bubs up!

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Swiggins2656d ago

^ You mad brony? trollface.jpg

MasterCornholio2657d ago

Probably will come out on both the PS3 and the Vita. Imagine starting on something on the PS3 then transferring it to the Vita so you can finish it while your away from your console.

Undeadwolfy2656d ago

That would be awesome. Im pretty sure LBP2 and LBP Vita will have the same functionality. The same sort of functionalityhas already been available in the form of PS Minis.

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