Minecraft for Xbox 360 Gets XP, Animal Breeding, and More

Minecraft for Xbox 360 Gets XP, Animal Breeding, and More

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Minecraft's console iteration continues to mature at a swift pace.

Just like its PC counterpart, Minecraft for Xbox 360 has been enjoying frequent updates since its release this past May. The upcoming (though yet undated) seventh title update will add a host of new features both for the hardcore block-smashing crowd and newcomers to the game.

For those unacquainted with what Minecraft is all about, the update will add a new Tutorial World that teaches some of the finer points. Animal breeding, enchanting, and experience points are also being added to further flesh out game for more experienced players. Villagers will also now populate parts of the world. The full list of additions reads as follows:

  • Animal Breeding
  • Potion Brewing
  • Experience Points
  • Enchantment Table
  • Mushroom Biome
  • Nether Fortress
  • New Tutorial World
  • Villagers
  • Mooshrooms
  • Blaze
  • Snow Golems
  • Magma Cubes
  • Baby Animals

For those looking forward to the eventual addition of "The End," - where Minecraft takes an even more surreal and frightening turn - you'll have to wait a bit; The End won't be added to the Xbox 360 Minecraft experience until the 8th update.

Source: Neoseeker

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As long as developers don't go Terraria's way, I'm ok with that.

wow this will be a big catchup for the 360 version, but I hope they explain the enchanting system really well for unexperienced players in fact I know quite a few experienced players who still have to look up enchanting whenever they do it, or when they want to do it.

Nice. Still play the XBLA version quite abit.

And just as mine and my friends interest was starting to drop!
Awesome!
Been waiting for EXP for ages.
Hope they stick in the food stacking too, or did they do that already and I just missed it?

They're adding villagers and snow golems, but not iron golems? God help those poor villagers when the zombie hoard comes crashing through their doors.

Avaholic03:
They're adding villagers and snow golems, but not iron golems? God help those poor villagers when the zombie hoard comes crashing through their doors.

It's up to you to save them!

This is awesome, villagers and enchanting were the two things I really wanted to see (I want to play with enchanting and without villagers per made structures just create a feeling of isolation)

I wonder if any texture packs will ever be made available for the 360?

Why are they so far behind? Does the porting team really have to start almost a year in advance getting the then-latest version ported over?

I ANTICIPATE ENCHANTING TO AN INSANE DEGREE!!! GIVE ME THESE THINGS NOW!!!

Also, how about Monster Eggs that allow you to decide where monsters/animals spawn? It's hard to get animals in the Underground Kingdom of the Moles.

Most people look forward to updates.

Personally, as an arachnophobe who often plays minecraft alone, I say PLEASE DON'T ADD ANYTHING TO MAKE THE GAME MORE TERRIFYING THAN IT ALREADY IS!

Steve the Pocket:
Why are they so far behind? Does the porting team really have to start almost a year in advance getting the then-latest version ported over?

Quite a lot of it is to do with Microsoft's end with their certifications of the updates and that process can take some time, along with that the 360 version isn't Java based so it's basically being "crafted" from scratch.

Still I've been looking forward to this for some time since I've built too little with what we currently have and this will spruce things up once again.

blackrave:
As long as developers don't go Terraria's way, I'm ok with that.

Doesn't the touch version have a little unique content from the rest of the other versions?

I may be wrong on that one but in the end a little content won't hurt as much considering the PC version has infinite generation along with customising to your hearts desire with anything that the 360 will never have so I'd think it's somewhat fair.

This just in: Minecraft for Xbox getting updates the PC version got a while ago.

You know what this means right? Bigger and better Rooster Teeth let's plays. WANT!

erttheking:
You know what this means right? Bigger and better Rooster Teeth let's plays. WANT!

Wait Rooster Teeth play 360 Minecraft?.

How the hell did I miss this?.

Shadow-Phoenix:

erttheking:
You know what this means right? Bigger and better Rooster Teeth let's plays. WANT!

Wait Rooster Teeth play 360 Minecraft?.

How the hell did I miss this?.

Oh man, you've been missing out. Here's the link to the playlist

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB24404EA8F70882C

They start out kinda "derp" but they get better. A LOT better.

Remind me again why the Xbox port's ridiculously slow climb to reach the version number of the PC version counts as news?

erttheking:

Shadow-Phoenix:

erttheking:
You know what this means right? Bigger and better Rooster Teeth let's plays. WANT!

Wait Rooster Teeth play 360 Minecraft?.

How the hell did I miss this?.

Oh man, you've been missing out. Here's the link to the playlist

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB24404EA8F70882C

They start out kinda "derp" but they get better. A LOT better.

Now I got me something to watch because I've been watching way too much X-Men for the time being.

That and I can't wait for RWBY =D.

Shadow-Phoenix:

erttheking:

Shadow-Phoenix:

Wait Rooster Teeth play 360 Minecraft?.

How the hell did I miss this?.

Oh man, you've been missing out. Here's the link to the playlist

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB24404EA8F70882C

They start out kinda "derp" but they get better. A LOT better.

Now I got me something to watch because I've been watching way too much X-Men for the time being.

That and I can't wait for RWBY =D.

RWBY is... interesting, the rooster teeth minecraft letsplays are fecking awesome, mainly because Michael goes Berserk at Gavin so many times.

I literally just bought the game for 360, so I am happy to know that the experience/enchanting update is coming up, thats the main thing that held me off from buying it for quite a while, but eventually I caved to some of my mates on LIVE, seems like a good time to have done so.

All I want is a general release date. Is that so much to ask? If it's June of 2014, at least we'll be prepared for the long wait. Please stop announcing things without giving some indication of when we might get it.

LGC Pominator:

RWBY is... interesting, the rooster teeth minecraft letsplays are fecking awesome, mainly because Michael goes Berserk at Gavin so many times.

I literally just bought the game for 360, so I am happy to know that the experience/enchanting update is coming up, thats the main thing that held me off from buying it for quite a while, but eventually I caved to some of my mates on LIVE, seems like a good time to have done so.

I own the Pc version also since last year (But my desktop broke down and I'm in the process of building a new one that can handle MC and new games=3) and for the time being I too am enjoying the 360 version even with the limited space and being behind a few dates but in the end it's still good to play with friends and still as accessible =3.

GamingAwesome1:
Remind me again why the Xbox port's ridiculously slow climb to reach the version number of the PC version counts as news?

Because Microsoft's certification process makes updating games the most righteous pain in the ass possible.

Still, even though this is a far ways off from the PC version, its good that they are still updating it. It could have been very easy to launch it for Xbox, take their millions of dollars, and forget about it. I guess that's what's so clever about the Minecraft updates - they only add new features and items, rather than any real gameplay changes, so if you enjoy Minecraft to begin with, it isnt too much of a problem playing without potions or something.

erttheking:

Shadow-Phoenix:

erttheking:
You know what this means right? Bigger and better Rooster Teeth let's plays. WANT!

Wait Rooster Teeth play 360 Minecraft?.

How the hell did I miss this?.

Oh man, you've been missing out. Here's the link to the playlist

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB24404EA8F70882C

They start out kinda "derp" but they get better. A LOT better.

By "better" I would not attribute that to their ability to actually play the game. Because they are still the same group of fools flailing around that they were 27 episodes ago. Only now Michael can find Iron.

Which there is nothing wrong with. It's hilarious to watch!

As Gavin himself said; "I like how most of our Let's Plays revolve around us sucking long enough to make a video"

OT: Yay updates!
What does XP actually do? I play the PC version on occasion and never really notice a difference when I "level up"

TimeLord:

erttheking:

Shadow-Phoenix:

Wait Rooster Teeth play 360 Minecraft?.

How the hell did I miss this?.

Oh man, you've been missing out. Here's the link to the playlist

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB24404EA8F70882C

They start out kinda "derp" but they get better. A LOT better.

By "better" I would not attribute that to their ability to actually play the game. Because they are still the same group of fools flailing around that they were 27 episodes ago. Only now Michael can find Iron.

Which there is nothing wrong with. It's hilarious to watch!

As Gavin himself said; "I like how most of our Let's Plays revolve around us sucking long enough to make a video"

OT: Yay updates!
What does XP actually do? I play the PC version on occasion and never really notice a difference when I "level up"

What do you mean? Now we can watch them stagger around trying to figure out how the new mechanics work. It'll be better THAT way.

If you meant in terms of gameplay, I think that they've gotten a lot better considering that they started out struggling to build a wood hut and now they're building things like giant Creepers, wipeout course maps and all sorts of good things.

Also Micheal has REALLY improved. He started out as a walking "herp derp" but how many times has he won the tower of pimps?

TimeLord:
*snip*
What does XP actually do? I play the PC version on occasion and never really notice a difference when I "level up"

the "levels" of exp you earn are used to buy enchantments for your stuff, but you have to build the enchanting table first

erttheking:
What do you mean? Now we can watch them stagger around trying to figure out how the new mechanics work. It'll be better THAT way.

If you meant in terms of gameplay, I think that they've gotten a lot better considering that they started out struggling to build a wood hut and now they're building things like giant Creepers, wipeout course maps and all sorts of good things.

I can already imagine Michael shouting because he went up a level. Asking something along the lines of "What the fuck does that do?"

Yeah they can build some sweet things on peaceful. But in terms of surviving and attempting to play together (Let's Play 21, 25 and 26 for example). I mean yeah they all made it to the stronghold eventually but there was much flailing involved :P

TimeLord:

erttheking:
What do you mean? Now we can watch them stagger around trying to figure out how the new mechanics work. It'll be better THAT way.

If you meant in terms of gameplay, I think that they've gotten a lot better considering that they started out struggling to build a wood hut and now they're building things like giant Creepers, wipeout course maps and all sorts of good things.

I can already imagine Michael shouting because he went up a level. Asking something along the lines of "What the fuck does that do?"

Yeah they can build some sweet things on peaceful. But in terms of surviving and attempting to play together (Let's Play 21, 25 and 26 for example). I mean yeah they all made it to the stronghold eventually but there was much flailing involved :P

Hehe, fair enough. They've been improving to some degree, but the "derp" is still strong with them. That and Gavin is a little too fond of trolling and setting things on fire.

blackrave:
As long as developers don't go Terraria's way, I'm ok with that.

What happened there? As far as I can remember, it was just a bunch of PC elitists whining that the game was being ported to console.

Baby animals? *screams*

Will have to try play this tomorrow before work, it's looking good! I love creative mode.

Reaper195:

blackrave:
As long as developers don't go Terraria's way, I'm ok with that.

What happened there? As far as I can remember, it was just a bunch of PC elitists whining that the game was being ported to console.

That was ridiculous part, all of rational PC elitists laughed at.
But the bad part was the news from developer that they stopped developing new content on PC, while console version will get new content.

 

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