Minecraft has always been known for its updates. Essentially, when PC gamers bought into the game, they were buying into a system that has evolved massively over time. As we pointed out in our review of the 360 version, it is basically beta 1.6 from the PC timeline.
Well, the 360 Edition of Minecraft will follow a similar path of upgrades, hitting the major PC releases as closely as 4J, the studio behind the port, can manage. First up, they’re aiming to deliver an equivalent of PC version 1.73. That means adding better textures for cobblestone and bricks but it also includes a couple of mechanical changes.
In PC 1.73, TNT could only be set off with flint & steel or redstone charges and sheep needed to be killed before they dropped wool. Unless you used the new shears to trim them – shears also allowed you to mine foliage. We also saw the addition of pistons with 1.73 and more plentiful clay generation making brickworks more feasible.
If nothing else, the news that 4J is working on this – and trying to land on the major PC updates – should mean that we can expect Minecraft 360 Edition to keep on evolving just as previous platform’s editions have.