Minecraft for XBLA will not be a “direct port”
We already brought you the news that the beloved PC game Minecraft was coming to Xbox Live Arcade. What we didn’t bring you was any of the trailers that have been released so far. To make up for that here’s the first two trailers combined into one. We also have a little bit of an update, as we now know that this will not be a direct port. How do we know; Daniel Kaplan had this today at the 2011 Gamelab:
I don’t think we can have the exact same experience because of the lack of a keyboard, so we’re going to do a complete overhaul of the user interface, and make sure it works on a 360 controller.
We also know the game will be Kinect enabled. It’ll be interesting to see what functionality they can come up with and how it’ll work.