We reported a few weeks ago that Minecraft: Xbox Edition was being released on May 9th so we thought that we might give you some information and the trailer! For the most part the Xbox 360 edition of the game is identical to the PC edition, but has several notable differences and features:
The player can optionally make use of Xbox Kinect functionality to assist in their gameplay, although Kinect functionality is not available at launch. The Xbox 360 edition doesn't make use of the standard crafting interface as in the original version, but still has similarities to the PC's 2x2 and 3x3 crafting grids. The interface doesn't require the Player to place items in the correct place in a crafting menu, but simply shows the blocks required to craft the selected item, and crafts it if the Player has enough blocks.
The game features split-screen functionality. 4 players in split screen, as well as the possibility to play 8-person online multiplayer game modes in split-screen. The Xbox 360 edition includes a tutorial mode not included in the PC version of the game. This tutorial leads the player through the basics of mining and placing blocks, crafting as well as building their first house to survive the night. You always begin a new world with a map unlike the PC edition. If you want this it will set you back 1600 Microsoft Points (Roughly 20 euro/pounds/dollars)