Halo 5 fever is spreading fast, as from Friday 23rd October you will be able to join the Master Chief and Fireteam Osiris in the world of Minecraft on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
This update comes free to those who previously purchased the Halo Mash-up pack, back in May, and $3.99, or your local currency equivalent, to those who did not.
Included in the DLC is all content previously released from the Halo Mash-up pack.
A Halo-themed texture set, themed menus and user interface,
Craftable items and 31 music tracks across the Halo franchise.
40 pixel-perfect character skins depicting beloved Halo characters such as the Master Chief, Cortana, Sergeant Johnson, the Arbiter and more.
For fans looking to fully immerse themselves into the Halo universe, the Halo Mash-up pack also features pre-made worlds such as Silent Cartographer, Sandtrap, Valhalla, Blackout, Guardian, Blood Gulch and plenty of well-known Halo vehicles and features, while gaining the following new characters as well.
Spartan-117 The Master Chief
The Halo 5: Guardians Minecraft Mash-Up update will be available from the 23rd of October.
Fans of Minecraft who have stepped up to the Xbox One have been waiting for more news on the new gen version of the game. Mojang, the developer of ‘Minecraft’ have release some key information for it for Xbox One, and announced that it will release this August.
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will be released on Xbox Live Marketplace in August. It brings significantly bigger worlds and a greater draw distance than Xbox 360 Edition.
It will include all the features from the most recent Xbox 360 title update.
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will cost $19.99.
If you’ve bought Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition from Xbox Live Marketplace, or played online with the disc version, you will be able to upgrade to Xbox One Edition for $4.99.
You will be able to upgrade for a minimum of a year after the release date.
Players with Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition saves will be able to import their worlds to Xbox One. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to transfer saves from Xbox One to Xbox 360. We can make worlds bigger without too much stress, but shrinking them causes all kinds of problems.
Cross platform play will not be possible between Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
Many, but not all, of the DLC skins and texture packs you’ve purchased for Xbox 360 Edition will be available for use in Xbox One Edition. We’d like to say all your DLC would transfer, but some of the items are trapped in licensing deals that are too boring to get into here. We’ll have more on this soon.
Today marks the 2nd Birthday of Minecraft on Xbox 360 and they are celebrating with free content and special deals. No word yet on a release date for the Xbox One edition of the smash-hit block building game, but if you are still enjoying the Xbox 360 Edition then get ready for some great content this week.
Available for FREE from today 9th May to 18th May: The original “Birthday Skin Pack” plus a brand new “2nd Birthday Skin Pack” including characters from Halo, Fable, Banjo and Viva Piñata.
Also from today 9th May to the 11th May: You can receive 50% OFF Skin Packs and Texture Packs (not including any of the Marvel products).
In the midst of all the excitement and for some disappointment of Microsoft’s E3 press briefing, it was announced that Minecraft would be available during the launch period of the Xbox One console. Offering bigger worlds, larger maps and improvements to multiplayer features – however at the cost of not being able to transfer your saved content from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One. Why?, well because it’s a “new system and a new product” say’s Microsoft Exec’ Phil Spencer.
We’re actually updating it in pretty significant ways for the new platform. Bigger worlds, which don’t translate between the Xbox 360 and the Xbox One… We’re seeing tremendous usage of Minecraft on the system, so we wanted to make sure it was one of the things that were there for people to go and create on day one.
To conflict with the update from Microsoft, Developers 4J Studios had earlier confirmed via twitter that they are in talks with Microsoft about cross game saves for Minecraft Xbox One Edition:
@DanielBooth1998 It would be great to do this, and we are discussing it with Microsoft.