Minecraft has been pushed to spring 2012: Available for Xbox 360

Console version of Mojang’s PC indie hit to be exclusive to Microsoft’s hardware; playable version planned to be shown at MineCon fan convention by next month.

At Microsoft’s Electronic Entertainment Expo media briefing in June, the company announced a Kinect-enabled version of Mojang’s PC indie hit Minecraft would be released for the Xbox 360 this winter. However, construction on the world-building Xbox Live Arcade title is taking longer than anticipated. The game is now slated for a spring 2012 release. As for a specific release date, Platt said that likely would not be revealed until next year.

Gamers hoping to try a playable Xbox 360 version of Minecraft should get a chance to do so next month at the inaugural MineCon convention. Held at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from November 18-19, MineCon will coincide with the full launch of the PC version of Minecraft, which is technically still in beta.

SOURCE: Asia.gamespot News Update

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