Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, head of Mojang and creator of Minecraft, has said a few words regarding the Xbox 360 version. Don’t expect anything exciting though, “There are “PR Guidelines” I’m supposed to follow. Until I know what that is (and why I agreed to it), I can’t say much at all,” he said.
What Markus can reveal is that he is the game designer for the 360 version but there is a new team handling the programming. The mystery team have ‘done several console games before’ and the console version will not be a straight port. Notch also commented on the inclusion of Kinect:
You will be able to play it without Kinect BUT WITH THE POWER OF KINECT YOU WILL FEEL CLOSER TO YOUR GAME THAN EVAR BEFORE AND ALSO IT SAVES KITTENS
A previously unseen feature of Kinect, the ‘Kitteh Kapture’ subroutine autmatically monitors exactly just how much of a numpty you look using Kinect and if the required level of embarrassment is reached, a top secret robot (based in Mexico) rescues kittens from trees without the need to call out the fire brigade.
Or possibly not.