Mojang, the developer of indie sensation Minecraft, together with Microsoft have confirmed that the Xbox 360 adaptation of the extremely popular PC game is now scheduled to arrive in spring 2012, and not this winter, but fans will get to play it on the console at next month's MineCon event.
has become a full pledged global phenomenon, starting out as an ambitious project made by a single developer, Markus "Notch" Persson, and becoming extremely successful even if it's still in beta stage.
Now, after releasing a Pocket Edition
of the game onto Android mobile phones, Mojang has now revealed more details about the upcoming Xbox 360 version of Minecraft, which is now scheduled to arrive in Spring 2012, and not this winter, as was initially announced earlier this year.
Still, for those who really want to experience the indie game on the Microsoft console, the small studio confirmed that playable builds will be present at the upcoming MineCon event, held on November 18 and 19 in Las Vegas.
"We are thrilled to announce that MineCon attendees will have the opportunity to play Minecraft on Xbox 360 months before the public release," said Mojang. "We are also excited that Microsoft joins us at MineCon as the main sponsor for the convention. Microsoft will participate in the preview of the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft and will also be showing off some cool stuff in the exhibition area of the event. It’s going to be a great celebration of everything Minecraft."
The studio also confirmed that game designer Daniel Kaplan is working closely with the 4J team in Dundee to adapt Minecraft for the Xbox 360 and make sure that the game will retain its great charm and allow console players to build whatever they imagine when it's finally going to be released onto the Microsoft console.
Until then, Mojang still plans to get Minecraft out of beta and release the final build
on November 11, this year.