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Will the XBLA port of Minecraft receive constant updates?

1/21/12 5:40pm

We all know that Microsoft has high hopes for the upcoming  XBLA port of Mojang's PC mega hit, Minecraft. However, there is a slight problem which Microsoft and developer 4J Studio are trying  their best to overcome. That problem is the fact that XBLA doesn't allow for updates to be available as quickly as they can be for the PC. This is indeed a large obstacle, considering how much Notch and company update the PC version. 

During an interview with Edge, 4J Studio's chief technology officer Paddy Burns said Microsoft could potentially speed up the testing process, in order to make the updates for the XBLA version available at a fairly constant rate. Although he does admits these updates wouldn't be available as quickly as they would be on the PC and they would hopefully be available every two months or so, which isn't too bad for an XBLA game. 

Minecraft should be available on the Xbox Live Marketplace sometime before the end of winter or sometime in early spring.   

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