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Announcing ARCADE NEXT (and the Minecraft release date!)

We’re are extremely excited to announce a new promotion for Xbox LIVE Arcade. ARCADE NEXT ushers in the an awesome new era of Microsoft Studio’s Xbox LIVE Arcade games, so it’s appropriate that all these games feature 400 Gamerscore. The lineup includes Trials Evolution, Blood Forge, Fable Heroes, and of course Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition!

“This is going to be the best four weeks of game releases in the history of Xbox LIVE Arcade” said Ted Woolsey, Sr. Director of Digital Publishing at Microsoft Studios and the bossman of XBLA at Studios. He’s not kidding. Click Read More to view the complete  lineup – including their release dates!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRIALS EVOLUTION – APRIL 18th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trials Evolution is the next generation of the Trials family, but it a leap beyond a sequel to Trials HD.

For the first time, race with friends in your living room or on Xbox LIVE. Bust out of the warehouse and leave the straight and narrow, into a new outdoor world of night and day, curving drive lines, spectacular scenery, and a living world.

Build your own tracks with the included editor or download those of others from the new Track Central. In Trials Evolution, it’s survival of the fastest.

• 2-4 Player Multiplayer: Strut your stuff locally and on Xbox LIVE
• Global Track Sharing: Unlimited downloads and sharing
• Outdoor Environments: Bust out of the warehouse!
• Curved Driving Lines: Twist and turn through the great outdoors
• Many Play Styles: Trials, Supercross and Skill Games

 

 

Bloodforge – April 25th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bloodforge is a 3rd person action-fighting game set in a fantasy world loosely based on Celtic mythology. The player takes the role of Crom, a fierce Celtic warrior, making his way in search of revenge across a world filled with a multitude of combat encounters with minions of the gods and boss battles against the gods themselves. The quest for revenge also turns into a journey of discovery and revelations, as the engaging and skillfully told narrative unfolds towards the finale.

• Brutal Combat: Combine devastating melee, ranged and rune attacks to deliver a fast-paced, bloodthirsty combat experience.

• Compelling Story: A rich narrative weaving dark and violent Celtic mythology into a world and story of epic proportions.

• Visual Punch: An extreme, stark, hi-contrast, graphic novel style, only matched by the ferocity of the combat itself.

• Single Player Campaign: Battle your way across stunning environments leading to colossal confrontations with the gods themselves.

• Blood Duels: Compare your score with either Friends or Leaderboards top ranked players constantly while playing to best them all.

• Friend List Challenges: Compete in and Challenge your friends to escalating battles to which there can only be one winner!

 

 

Fable Heroes – May 2nd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fable Heroes is an action-packed, hack-and-slash adventure built for Xbox LIVE Arcade. It delivers a fresh spin on the “Fable” franchise with a unique art style and gameplay that takes playful competition to the next level, with four-player multiplayer time trials and leaderboards on Xbox LIVE.* Whether on the couch or using Xbox LIVE co-op, players work together to defeat enemies while also competing with one another to collect gold coins and level up.

• Challenge friends and foes. Pick your favorite hero and join forces with up to four of your friends to defeat your enemies. At the same time, compete with your friends to collect gold coins, which will level up your character and unlock items in “Fable: The Journey” when it launches later this year.**
• Explore a reimagined Albion. “Fable Heroes” was developed by Lionhead employees who have been fans of the franchise from day one. It includes regions, enemies and characters that fans of the “Fable” franchise will recognize, but with a unique art style that offers a fresh take on the world of Albion.
• Level up. Unlock features such as finishing moves, flourishes and power ups that will make your hero an unstoppable force.
• Play again and again. As you progress through the game, you will unlock increasingly difficult levels and minigames that will challenge you to gain new powers, beat your previous score and climb the leaderboards. In addition, you can set the difficulty from the start, offering a challenge for experts and novices alike.

 

 

Minecraft: 360 Edition – May 9th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Imagine it, build it! Minecraft for Xbox 360 lets you create worlds from the comfort of your sofa. Play alone or play with your friends. Explore, build and conquer! At night monsters come out, so make sure to build a shelter before that happens. After that, your world is your imagination. Turn your hours into minutes with Minecraft for Xbox 360!

• The infinite possibilities in Minecraft just got bigger. The gaming phenomenon is coming to the console for the first time exclusively to Xbox 360.
• The new crafting interface in Minecraft for Xbox 360 delivers a completely new way to build Minecraft worlds where your imagination is the only limit.
• Full featured Tutorial mode to teach the basics and help master essential skills faster.
• Social Multiplayer – up to 4 player split screen on one console, share the experience for the first time from the comfort of your couch.
• Play Minecraft for Xbox 360 with Friends over Xbox LIVE, combine split screen and Xbox LIVE play in any combination up to 8 players.

 

The Official Arcade Next Announcement Trailer!

 

 

  • Antony Delaney

    Very very disappointed with a may release. May not buy it after all now.

    • http://twitter.com/sansglu10 sans gluten

      Patience is a virtue… I think.

    • Anonymous

      We wish it was shipping tomorrow, all I can say is, it will be worth the wait!

      • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

        I’m sure it will be. :)

      • Michael

        im sure it will be worth the wait but tell me this, why would 4j studios and mojang say its ready if it has 2 months worth of bugs to fix. Lets be honest if this game cant wash my laundry in the two months of waiting we have to do then they are toying with us, you along with them. 1.6.6 better not be the best they have for us if were waiting another 2 months.

        • Shae Perreras

          Doubt it has bugs its just dumb microsoft

      • bradG

        Why do you have to release it so late
        Mojang will be so annoyed because they are losing alot of rating of the game

        • gamergirl

          He knew today was the release date already!

          • gamergirl

            I mean He knew the date before we did!

      • Alexfreestyle13

        If the game was done and was ready before May 9th. Would they release the game earlier then May 9th?

        • http://uniltiranyu.tumblr.com Brendan Crawford

          4J would want to release as soon as possible, Xbox usually delays it because they like to plan things out

          Like summer (winter) of arcade and stuff

          • Shae Perreras

            And that’s y Microsoft is being a money hoarding dbag right now

      • bradG

        Please tell me is there A creative mode at launch

        • http://uniltiranyu.tumblr.com Brendan Crawford

          I think i read somewhere its based on creative 1.6.6

          Cant confirm that though

          • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

            The build they were showing off was based on that. I’m sure there will be more and more added for the release

          • Shae Perreras

            Yea so far the game is up to date to 1.6.6

      • Mjtackett64

        nope not worth it i might just switch to psn now, im not gunna buy the game anyway why waste my money on the company that made us this upset

        • Dracula9606

          Wow, that is a little extreme.

        • http://uniltiranyu.tumblr.com Brendan Crawford

          Dont be a playa hayta

        • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

          Game doesn’t release when you want it to, you leave the whole network and switch to something else? Okay buddy, your loss. Not waiting a month will cost you a game you will love for your entire lifetime.

      • Bloodshot

        man shut up, it wont be worth the wait.. version 1.6? and we have to wait till may 9th after all that time waiting when everyone thought it was already done.. im not getting it and i know alot of my friends arent now either thats bullshit… i leave for Army basic training right after the release.. man what a waste.

      • http://uniltiranyu.tumblr.com Brendan Crawford

        Could be worse – Rmember TF2, After Nine years of developement, hope it was worth the weight

        • Bloodshot

          the weight?… lol

      • SOMERANDOMMADGUY!!!!

        XBLA_Chris ITS NOT WORTH IT WHEN YOUR PC LIKES BIG HARRY TESTICLES COME ON NOW PEOPLE WANT MINECRAFT REALESE IT AND THESE RAGE FOURMS DIE :)

        • SOMERANDOMMADDUDE!!!!!

          And Also It Will Lose The Rating Of CUstomers

    • Shae Perreras

      The reason for the push back is probably for some new feature.like Endermen, End realm, the dragon, nocturnal villages, enchantment table etc.

      • Anonymous

        well if thats the case then whats the point in changing the update protocal to speed up the process?

      • TheCreeperNextDoor

        Okay. Regardless why would they push the game back? Release the game and have smaller updates integrating these things like they did with the PC version. The only reason they pushed the game back is to release it with a crappy promotion. Arcade Next is something I won’t be investing any money into just because of the fact they held MineCraft back to release with it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Cartagena/100000002404077 Don Cartagena

      well if in may they might have some mods available in may or maybe boosted to 1.8 so its kinda worth the wait dude.

      • Reverse2499

        They wont. Theyll release it in 1.6.6 basic. Its a load of horse crap. Microsoft is now officialy run by idiots…,

        • Jerry Penn

          i agree no way im buyin this i would have if it was at least released in aprl 4th or something but now im upset ive been lookin for a legit date for weeks now and now that i found one im dissapointed BOOO MICROSOFT BOOOOO!!

          • TheCreeperNextDoor

            I agree with you 100%. This is Microsofts biggest mistake. If Notch was still in control of MineCraft we would have it already because unlike most of Microsofts workers he doesn’t care about the money. He cares about the community.

          • Meiji

            As much as we all like to believe that our favorite game creators are all nice and do it for the community, they’re not communists, they’re not just doing this for nothing, they’re getting something out of it.

        • Bloodshot

          word. lol

    • that relly pissed of dude

      this sucks y are you guys releasing it so late

  • http://twitter.com/Lukerothwell97 Luke Rothwell

    FUCK YOU MICROSOFT MAY 9TH GO FUCK YOURSELVES NOT BUYING NOW

  • Anonymous

    wtf may f***in 9th really thats so gay

    • Dave

      You know, every time someone talks about the Xbox Live gamer demographic I tell them that they must be joking, and that the place isn’t exclusively inhabited by 14 year olds with tiny attention spans and a fixation with people’s sexuality.

      And then every time I encounter them, I remember why I never play online on my Xbox. Thanks for reminding me.

      • Dylan(:

        Haha shut up

        • guest

          Haha stfu bitch.

          • Dylan(:

            Haha no. Get off the forums. go play ps2 hater(:

    • http://uniltiranyu.tumblr.com Brendan Crawford

      Good job mod +1

  • Joeyriceball

    Very pissed about the may 9th release date, considering not even getting the game now.
    Thanks microsoft for making us wait even longer. you just lost quit a few fans

  • WatchGrassGrow

    I dunno about Minecraft at this point. The high price (Compared to when I originally got it on my PC) combined with the fact that it’s lacking a lot of features from the PC version, and this really late release date just… I dunno. I’m happy with CastleMiner Z and Total Miner right now, so I’ll just have to think about it.
    It’s not a no, and I’m really not that mad like most people seem to be right now, but this has made my definite yes into a maybe.

    • JB

      Exactly, I’m pretty okay with Total Miner to suit my building needs until Minecraft 360 reaches the same level of complexity as the PC version. Redstone, Minecarts, and Ender Dragons specifically. If it takes months for them to update the 360 version, the possibility will arise that I might not be able to buy it later on, and that would be very disappointing for me, and another lost sale for MS.

      • Mojo

        This is very disappointing to me aswell there goes all my MSP this is really not working for me minecraft is the best of my games and yet i have to wait… Mojang please you should just release it and just progress through the updates i dont mind a few bugs

  • Nikk

    May? I hope that’s a joke! ^^

  • http://twitter.com/sansglu10 sans gluten

    Of course I wish Minecraft was releasing sooner… but I understand that I really have no clue what goes on behind the scenes of creating/releasing a game on XBLA and therefore throwing a hissy fit is lame-O. I can just play something else in the meantime.

  • Shadow21491

    May 9th is quite a bit of time from now : I was expecting early April.

  • gamergirl

    how much is it?

    • Joeyriceball

      $20 U.S. dollars

      • Anonymous

        Still works out cheaper than the PC version.

        • JB

          Not if the XBOX version is released as one of the old beta update versions, as people originally speculated. When PC Minecraft was in Beta it was only $15, why should Xbox users get the Beta version for just a little under the price of the full-fledged game? Sure, it will be updated eventually, but so was the PC version, and there are plenty of PC users who have been playing since beta (meaning they only had to pay $15)…hell, it was $10 dollars when it was in Alpha, but there’s no chance that MS would dare release an Alpha product to their consumers. However, PC users had that opportunity, plenty of people only payed $10, and haven’t had to pay a dime more.
          Honestly, I won’t pay $20 until the game is worth $20, meaning that I won’t buy until the game hits at least 1.0. Now if MS, 4j, and Mojang can push the game out as a 1.0 version release on the Xbox, I’ll be impressed enough to buy on the first day. Other than that, the longer I wait, the less chance there is of me buying this game.

  • lilr1ck78

    Really hoping that the May date was so they can get it closer to PC version right now with updates. Somewhat disappointed, still buying just disappointed. Happy about trials though, and the Fable game looks very cool. Guess ill stick with the PC and Castle Miner for now.

  • DGS

    NOT BUYING IT

  • Anonymous

    So, everyone would’ve rather had a less polished version two weeks ago (which some people are saying they were expecting it to be released then) instead of a more polished version on May 9?

    Consider me not apart of that crowd.

    • Joeyriceball

      It has already been delayed for 4 months now. it was originally suppose to come out 11/11/11. Now its may 9th thats a 6 month delay for a game. So ya it should already be polished at this point.

      • Anonymous

        Where did they ever say that the 360 version was going to be out last November?

        I recall it always being an early 2012 game.

        • DalisDL

          well theres people playing it via j-tag (those bastards…) and they have no complaints whatsoever, we fans, who are willing to spend our money without thinking twice, dont care if theres still things to add, we can wait, but we have been waiting so long, and we have been told that “It will be released, SOON” i mean, THIS IS NOT SOON ¬¬

          • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

            Soon is defined like this:

            Now —- Soon ———End of Time.

            The people playing it on the J-Tag are playing an unfinished game. If you haven’t noticed, the graphics aren’t final, there are bugs, etc. The game will be finished and will be released when it’s ready.

        • Anonymous

          may aint exactly early 5/9/12 highlight the 5

          • Anonymous

            I would still consider that early 2012 but even if you don’t, being pushed from say first quarter (Jan – Mar) to May is a lot different than the NINE month delay that the person I was replying to claimed that the game got.

          • KingKj52

            May is one month away from halfway through the year. I’d consider early 2012 as being January 1st – April 30th, Mid year as being May 1st – August 31st, and Late year as being September 1st – December 31st.

          • Anonymous

            If we go by your definition of Early 2012, that just makes my point even better as it would only be a nine day delay, not the six months that the original poster said.

        • KingKj52

          And the game has been done for over a month {At the Least}. That’s been confirmed.

          • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

            Well, it’s not like they are sitting there doing nothing. They are still working on it, adding any new features that may come with the final game.

            They want to make the game fun, not just get money off of a name.

    • Anonymous

      Well said.

    • Michael

      if they are gonna update it anyways it shouldnt matter how polished it is. They said its ready they are waiting on microsoft to put it out. its always going to be given polishings along the way so give us SOMETHING instead of these videogame blue balls they keep giving us. worse than regular blue balls.

  • DGS

    NOT BUYING IT STUPID XBLA YOUVE LOST ALOT OF PROFIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • XBLA_Alex

    We are all super excited for everyone to get their hands on this AMAZING game. Rushing 4J and Mojang to get the title out sooner wouldn’t make anyone happy at the end of the day. The wait will be worth it, you’ll see what I mean when you play it May 9th :)

    • Dylan(:

      Shut up i have been playing minecraft for two years now! i now how the game is we should not have to wait another almost 2 months. i give up you guys are going to lose thousands of dollars i hope you know that.

      • Anonymous

        Nobody tells my future wife to shut up, so apologise.this instant!

        • Dickbutt

          apologize*

          Along with other numerous errors. Have fun dreaming.

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Danny-Richards/100002543226507 Danny Richards

          Why are people so upset, i dont understand it. Are they physically unable to wait a couple of months?

    • Anonymous

      thats is so stupid ist not goint to be no youll see what i mean for ppl who played it on pc there wont be no surprise P.S i dnt really give a f**k about how my grammer is on the internet

    • Anonymous

      Speak for yourself, oh privileged one. I would be smitten.

    • Josmth3030

      While it may be worth the wait, I don’t think you’re understanding what is really upsetting us. We were told last year that the game was going to come out holiday season. 5 months later and it’s just now getting released? Did you honestly expect us to be happy with that? It’s actually quite funny.

    • minecearft!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      that sounds weird and epic

  • Minecraftrocks123

    the game F%#%!&% READY JUST RELEASE IT

    • Anonymous

      Obviously it’s not ready yet or they likely would release it. What would they have to gain from holding the game back if it was already finished?

      • KingKj52

        A schedule. Promised release dates to other publishers and developers. Its obvious what they’d lose. The game IS done. That’s been confirmed for a long while now. And, apologies to Microsoft {I only just got an xBox 360 for minecraft and don’t trust you guys yet, trust is earned over time ;p}, but I trust Mojang {Customer of theirs for over a year now} and 4J {Ported Oblivion to PS3, which I had on release day} more, and if they say its been done, its been completed.

        • Anonymous

          There’s a difference between a developer saying that the game is finished and the console manufacturer saying that it’s ready for release. It still has to go through first party certification, which I’ve heard can take something in the area of six weeks for an XBLA game.

          So the developers may be saying that it’s done but that doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s ready to go on XBLA tomorrow.

  • fas

    i would release it april or march you just annoyed alot of people if your going to release it atleast make it early or your going to make people angry i would hav rather read the wikis fake dates every day

  • Dylan(:

    FUCK YOU MICROSOFT I FUCKING HATE YOU WE HAVE BEEN WAITING SINCE JUNE!!! FUCK YOU FUCK YOU!

  • Michael

    i was really pissed at first, but now i think i can wait. a bit disappointed, but i’m still buying it because it still is still a great game. I am looking forward to seeing the communities creations. I know it is a long wait, but they have their reasons. Don’t judge someone harshly without knowing the facts.

  • Joeyriceball

    My only question is, why did you guys say it was going to release 11/11/11 when apparantly it needed basically 6 more months of work?

    • president_evil

      that date was for the PC version

  • Michael

    Trust me. You will all be grateful you waited

  • Kieran Colfer

    WTF MAY 9TH!!!! Why We Have Been Waiting SOOOOOOOOOOOOO LONG! Im So ANGRY!!!!

    • http://uniltiranyu.tumblr.com Brendan Crawford

      TO THE PC!

      • Hi

        Yup i might aswell buy it on PC and wait for the xbox 360 version

        • http://uniltiranyu.tumblr.com Brendan Crawford

          Notch don’t care if you pirate it

          but the multi-player is mainly based on a paid user

          your choice

  • Gamer_explosion

    Switch the release date of Trials: Evolution and Minecraft then we have a deal :)

  • Aa

    FUCKk ! minecraft APRIL :! 1er trimestre !

  • Kieran Colfer

    You Know What I’m Not Buying Minecraft Xbox Edition! I have Been waiting since last year and now i have to wait 2 more moths. I’m So NOT buying the game now! Thanks Microsoft.

    • Kieran Colfer

      Oh Yeah, What a surprise it has to be the last one to be released out of all the games on the list!

      • Anonymous

        Guys we can’t ship it before it’s done! :) Wish we could ship it tomorrow.

        • Brendan .

          Just out of curiosity, why do you all insist that it isn’t done when just about all of Mojang and 4J said it is done.

          • Adam

            Daniel Kaplan said it’s Microsoft’s decision on when it will be released. http://twitter.com/#!/Kappische/status/178114979256483841 Did something change?

          • gamergirl

            Microsoft has a waiting period to try all the games before they are released so if there is errors they can be fixed. So the game might be done as far as for Mojang part but as far as microsoft it’s not. THEY DON”T WANT US BUY CRAP!! They want a game that is worth what u paid for!

        • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

          Agree! Bugs don’t fix themselves and features don’t add themselves either. Gotta give the team some time to finish up the game. :)

        • MIKE

          But i doubt 4J has 2 MONTHS of bug fixes to do, and if its not done yet then why did ersb rate it already smart guy?

        • Shadowclone46

          It is done… That is why everyone is upset.

  • Joeyriceball

    never knew it took so long to make an arcade game

  • Bryan

    Lol everyone who is saying they won’t buy the game now is probably still going to buy it, at day one even.
    But I’m disappointed that there still isn’t a confirmed price tag on this game. My guess is 1600.

    • Shae Perreras

      Its 1200

      • Anonymous

        Trials & Bloodforge are 1,200, Fable Heroes is 800 & Minecraft is 1,600.

  • Anonymous

    May 9th, wasn’t expecting that =/

  • Kieran Colfer

    IM moving to ps3

    • Khol Dorn

      Same here.

      • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

        So because you two can’t wait one month, you will leave the platform that Minecraft is releasing on for one that isn’t going to have it, at least for a very, very long time? Your loss.

        • SkyLord Colfer

          Ever herd of a JOKE?

      • Blameluca

        Way Ahead I HAve BOTH so i can wait plus u can INBROWSER MINECRAFT ON THE PS3 WITH PS3 INTERNET

  • Anonymous

    wtf its not ready the point of updates is to fix bugs and to add stuff f**ck arcade next i geuss ima buy im alive today

  • Anonymous

    Yes a date for Trials Evolution! ^_^

  • Majorberk

    GUYS, ITS STILL NOT HERE!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Azazel_Hellion3 Matthew McLean

    Not having tried the game at all, I can wait till then May 9th to try it out. I just want it finished and working, not something that is rushed and has to be updated over and over again. But I do hesitate at the price.

    It would be nice though to have fully realized 360 games released on the console at the same time as their disc counter part. This is about the only medium that still doesn’t do that.

    Of course a streaming type content, similar to On Live would be nice too.

    • Anonymous

      Luckily every single Xbox LIVE Arcade game comes with a free Trial, so you can check out the game and decide if it’s worth it before you buy. We think if you try Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, you’re going to like it!

      • Reverse2499

        Dude, thats freakin dumb. May 9th? I didn’t know Microsoft was runned by idiots…

        • Zumacraft

          It’s not “runned” it’s ran

      • 123234325

        no i wont free trials last like 3 mins and were not buying because the release date was supposed to be sooner so were not taking it

        • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

          No where did Microsoft say it would release sooner. May is still Spring 2012. I doubt you would want a broken game.

          • Mike

            In a post on the minecraft forums earlier this month it said look out for xbla minecraft this month and what happens? they release it in may, like a bunch of idiots. Get everyone hyped saying oh oh it will be soon, yeah in like another 2 months THATS NOT LONG AT ALL IM SO PISSED OFF

      • Hi

        Chris please, i have gotten abit … well i cant describe but just finding out that it comes out on may is very dissapointing.

      • BradG

        Will the trial be before release ?

    • Anonymous

      Luckily every single Xbox LIVE Arcade game comes with a free Trial, so you can check out the game and decide if it’s worth it before you buy. We think if you try Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, you’re going to like it!

  • IPikajeww

    Well it looks like I’ll have to spend these points on some Mass Effect 3 DLC rather than Minecraft. Thanks a lot for the disappointment.

    • Pwned

      me too

  • Spiderbug7

    we have been waiting for these games for ages and now we have to wait longer :L

  • http://twitter.com/Lukerothwell97 Luke Rothwell

    why cant it be released there was no point of giving us a countdown and then taking a big poo on every1 with MAY 9TH who cares if xbox arcade games only come out on wendsday i doubt any1 get an xbox just for arcade games being released on a wendsday >:( <— angry face

    • Anonymous

      They said from the beginning that the countdown was to the announcement of the release date. They delivered exactly what was promised.

  • Shae Perreras

    They might have pushed it back to implement some features, because apparently there is no End portal, Enderdragon or Endermen(maybe?)

  • gamergirl

    OMG!! Ur life is going to end cuz u gotta wait till May!! NOOOOOOO!!!!!

    • DalisDL

      lol, hello~ xD and yesh! >:L my life is gonna end u_u so much waiting >_> im dissapointed :(

      • gamergirl

        Think about when its coming out tho close to summer more time to play!!

        • DalisDL

          oh wait… u might be right, more time to play on the xbox D:
          well, ill have to wait anyway so might as well do so with a positive attitude

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Brandon-Freeman/100001750820565 Brandon Freeman

      Your obviously not a gamer then if you can wait

      • gamergirl

        It’s not that I have other games I can play until it comes out! + I don’t wanna pay for crap so I can handle waiting for it to bee 110% ready with no bugs!

  • Jamarccus

    May 9th? Fuck.

  • Anonymous

    May 9th? This is Madness! THIS…….IS…………MINECRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kidd395

    if mojang said the game is all ready finished and ready to be put on the marketplace, why can microsoft not put the game on there at least by next week

  • Folzoo

    Got my microsoft ponits all ready for tommorw and now its not coming out till may. im not waiting that long, not gonna get it anymore gonna spend the points on fifa..

  • Anonymous

    Really looking forward to Minecraft for the Xbox. I’m disappointed about the release date… But what can ya do? I just hope with the extra time, y’all use it to really make it as close to the PC version as possible. Y’all are doing a good job! Excuse all the rude mouth people on the site, they need to learn some respect. Have a good day

  • Jessiedbg

    I’m ok with it now i guess but i was pretty fricking pissed im not gunna lie but oh well wat happens happens wht r u gunna do.

  • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

    Was expecting a bit earlier release for Minecraft, but it’s going to be worth the wait in my eyes. More time for features, trailers, etc to build up the hype even more. It’s still good to have a definite release date though, and a bunch of awesome titles to help us with the wait! :D

    • Anonymous

      hype really? hahaha have you seen the rating on the marketplace 4.5 stars 260,000+ votes and its not even out yet really

      • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

        Yeah, I know it’s crazy. They can still build a ton more, I’m sure. :)

        • Dorombozo Kale

          Just watch the ratings go down because those idiots at Microsoft extended the release in fact ima go take my 5* rating down good job Microsoft.

    • Smitmic695

      they are not adding anything else thats already in it, they just do it to piss us off, but im still gunna check weekly for it though

      • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

        Why would Microsoft want to piss off their fans? The developers have plenty of time now to finalize anything and fix up all the bugs they can before they send it off to be certified. TBH, you actually don’t know what state the game is in now, or what it was like last week, the week before, etc. Development is a tedious process and the trailer we have seen obviously hasn’t shown off any bugs, but I’m sure there are a bunch they are fixing right now as I type this.

        :)

  • Pissedoffgamer00

    I will no longer buy this game. What is microsoft thinking releasing this less than 1 week from diablo 3 . Who has time for both?

  • Leapingtench

    F@#% it im buying map packs intead now. bye bye.minecraft. </3

  • http://twitter.com/sansglu10 sans gluten

    We should be focused on more important things going on in the world right now… did you see that velociraptor riding that shark!!! It had a rocket launcher!!! LOOK OUT!

  • DalisDL

    Minecraft, Minecraft, Minecraft, Minecraft, Minecraft, Minecraft, Minecraft, Minecraft, Minecraft, Minecraft, Minecraft, Minecraft, Minecraft, pffffff u know what? screw it, im gonna spend my money on something else >_>
    i have never been waiting for a game so much, and now u do this :/

  • Anonymous

    i was stoked for this game we already know its done im not waiting until may sorry minecraft might spend my money on something else thats not microsoft related cause me and all of my friends will be playing trials so disapointed

  • Zack Wazelle

    Ok, Even though the release date is on here, people are still saying other release dates. XBLA_Chris, Can you Please tell us if this REALLY is the release date for Minecraft or not.

    • Anonymous

      Yep, this is the official release date. Like we’ve said, we wish it was yesterday, but we can’t ship it before it’s ready.

      • M Pingo

        bullshit mojang said it was ready 2 months ago all you guys wanna add about 200 fucking gamerscore screw this

      • Wolf Of Fortune

        so there is ZERO chance it can be released before said date?

  • Louisxzombie

    im so fucking pissed fuck u microsoft theres no bugs u assholes u just want to make us made for ur own amusement so u lost a fan and a rating peace

  • Guest

    Wow just amazing it was coming out late winter o wait early spring o march 21 no march 28 nevermind april screw that lets give the fans a pain tha the 4$$ and make it may 9….. very depressing….

  • Jedi-mindtricks

    Wow, people moaning saying there not going to buy it purely because it’s not released earlier. It’s over a month away you all know your going to buy it anyway when it’s actually out. so chill out you have a xbox play some other games while you wait. or at least buy some lego and get practicing ;). I’m still looking forwards to and going to buy this game. Not only that but Trails Evolution looks awesome, can play that while wait for minecraft :D.

  • Ryan1231

    It’s good that we finally have an official release date but I din’t have to think we would be waiting until May 9th :( I think It will lose out on alot of sales now.

  • Ebony Armor

    I’m not waiting until May to get Minecraft for the Xbox when I can just play it on the PC. I’m sure Microsoft has pissed off a lot of people with the release. We’ve been waiting since fucking last year. You’ll have kept us waiting for almost two years. First you say Winter 2012. Then March 17th. Oh wait, no, the 21st. Oh, no, the 28th. Now you give us the real release date and it’s fucking May 9th. Thanks a lot.

    • gamergirl

      Microsoft never said March anything! Just Spring 2012! GUESS WHAT? MAY IS STILL spring 2012

      • http://twitter.com/Lukerothwell97 Luke Rothwell

        no may is the start of summer

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Cartagena/100000002404077 Don Cartagena

          no its not june 20-21st is

  • devilgator

    Having to wait till may 9th is like a creeper blowing up my home. They both suck! :’(

  • WowReally

    Thanks Microsoft for the swift kick in the nuts.And they’re going to wonder why they didn’t make so much money from the game, too.

  • Alexfreestyle13

    I came home from school. Saw that it’s coming out May 9th. :( It should be earlier. who agrees ?

    • http://www.facebook.com/nickkick3383 Nicolas Aleman

      same exact thing for me. longest school day ever waiting to see the date and now its may! they are just gonna change it again! i shouldve waited before i bought my points in January and just bought Minecraft PC

      • http://uniltiranyu.tumblr.com Brendan Crawford

        i bought 1500 microsoft points late last year, and bought the Scott Pilgrim game for 400

        then i get 140 as prize cash and another 800 for no reason, leaving me with 2040

        ….worth it

  • Nickfeldman24

    your kidding me right may seriously youve had us waiting this long and u decide to make us wait until may

  • BOOOO!

    Wow very disapointing thanks for ruining it :(

  • Maker722

    im waiting for fable heroes and fuck minecraft

    • Fallensubject

      Got sand in your vagina? awww poor bitch LOL

  • SCREWING UR MOM

    SCREW YOU MICROSOFT SUCK MY COCK I WANTED THE GAME TO BE RELEASED SOON YOU BITCHES ACT LIKE IT A FUCKING JOKE! IM NOT GONNA BUY IT YOU SAID IT WOULD BE RELEASED WINTER 2011 WELL ASSHOLE ITS SPRING! HOPE YOU GET AIDS! Carry on with your normal day. Oh and guess what bitch delete this it shows how much a fag you are!

    • Fallensubject

      Got sand in your vagina? awww poor bitch LOL

  • bradG

    Like if your not buying the game mabye theyle change there mind if we got alot

    • Mjtackett64

      i agree im not buying the game now thats a lot of money they just lost mojang microsoft and 4J because of microsofts dumb decision

      • http://www.facebook.com/toxic.rainbow.kisses Desiree Weiss

        Because you have to wait a little over a month longer, your not gonna buy the game? LOL. Have you ever worked or tried to make a game? It takes alot of work and time. Would you want to spend 20 bucks on something that isn’t going to work? No, you would take it back. So be patient. Go outside, breathe some fresh air.

        • Israelcortez88

          but its ready…. dumb ass

          • Shae Perreras

            Yea ur right 4J said it ready but Microsoft is being a dbag

          • SkyLord Colfer

            True but it’s better t have a release game that would be enjoyable with few bugs. If they did bring it out March, April time the game wouldn’t be as enjoyable because of all the bugs.

        • Alvstyyle

          its been annouced since november looool ur some smart guy :) i always thought december was after november not may kids these days really need to pay attention in school

          • Dylan(:

            Says the one that spelled your wrong.

          • Meiji

            You did too buddy. It’s “you’re”.

          • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

            The game may **have** been ready, but the developers were given extra time to put finishing touches on it. Wouldn’t you rather a nicer game? Also, the game is the same price as the PC version, so it isn’t “a lot of money” as you say.

            Also, announcements and plans can change. Just because they did announce the game, doesn’t mean it’s done and will be out in a month.

          • DanielBucko

            They already stated that they would update and patch Minecraft xbox 360 edition, even if it was released on April 4th you would still get the update and fixes later. its not like their saying “if we release it now, you all will get shit copies and that will never change! muhahahah”

        • BradG

          sHUT UP Deputy downer

      • BradG

        I bradG am blaming Mojang are being whiny faggots and dont want it in beta release microsft are trying to push it back but i will raGE over microsoft if they allow it to go then microsoft mojang have lost loads and loads of fans

        • Shae Perreras

          Dude 4J is making the xbla version

          • BradG

            they created it but as mojang had the game idea its there choice

          • Niko D.

            dude your a dumb fuck mojang gave them the ideas but they dont decide on the release date thats only up to microsoft.

          • BradG

            Well go and have a look retard who told you that your nursery teacher

        • Art OF Stealth

          We Should Pimp Smack Microsoft And Mojang Until They Realse Minecraft

          • BradG

            Lol good idea

      • Jackminstance

        i disagree i think this games gonna be epic who cares if its 1600 mp its worth it this game is just amazing omfg

    • Dylan(:

      I honestly give up. Microsoft you are going to owe Mojang a couple grand because a lot of people aren’t going to buy the game. I’ll stick to the P.C it is much better. Because of its easier controls, the fact it gets updates a month before Xbox live, you can get mods, you can get texture packs, the servers (believe or not) are easier to control, And you can get your own skin. So all in all Minecraft for the Xbox will not be all that great so everyone just chill out the game will get here when the game gets here, Because over all. The game will never match up to its computer brother.

      • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

        People aren’t going to buy the game? I’d love to see this. When no one buys the game, please let me know. :)

        • Dylan(:

          Everybody is going to buy it for the computer and forget about the Xbox.

          • Kaizergidorah

            Oh really? I’m buying it for the Xbox. I feel bad for people like you, who are petty enough to not buy a game just because it’s coming out a little later than you’d like.

          • Dylan(:

            No, The reason i was going to buy it for the Xbox was because i don’t have a computer that can play it at the time. By May i will have my new gaming laptop. So i don’t really care about the Xbox version. And I am not going to let Microsoft control me like that.

          • bradG

            Shut up Faggot

      • BradG

        a couple mabye millions.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Cartagena/100000002404077 Don Cartagena

        I was mad to at the release date really mad i was so mad i was gonna rage on the forums then i grew up.

      • Megav365

        People are going to buy this for the xbox idiot. Not all of us have super gaming computers. Almost everyone I know don’t have good enough computers for minecraft. So guess what? We’re all getting it for the Xbox. Not only do we get to play it together, we get to play with a controller, which is easier to control than a keyboard. And is mods, texture packs, skins, and servers such a big deal? Maybe servers are but the other stuff.. I really don’t care!

        • Allred92

          vanilla minecraft can get very boring after a while and mods/custom maps spice it up a bit and make it a bit more interesting and easier to play. I agree that it would be easier to control on xbox but it won’t feel the same as on the computer :/ i will still buy it for xbox only so i can play with my mates on there who don’t have computers but the majority of people can easily run minecraft, it’s not a processor attacking game

          • DTdepartment

            it is a processor attacking game, and not many people have laptops with very high ram, my ram isn’t that bad, but people, if you want too get it on xbox 360 then get it on xbox 360, if you want to stay with PC then stay with PC, stop agruing which is better, everyone is entitled to an opinion, please people just enjoy the fact that minecraft is getting better every single day

      • Blameableone5

        Dude you will be able to download all those stuff and your friends will be able to join you even if its your single player world.

    • SexicanJumpingbeans

      So to solve not getting the game until later than you wanted it… Your going to wait a infinitely larger amount of time to get it? It seems like your working against yourself here, but if you really think this is the solution, go ahead. If it’s the cash your worried about, well it’s cheaper than the PC version.

      • BradG

        I BEG YOUR PARDEN

      • Meiji

        It’s a bit cheaper but then again, there were the discounts while minecraft was still in beta for the pc so you have to take that into account.

    • Kieran Colfer

      I’m with you mate, but there’s a down side to it all. Once they have an “Official Release Date” they stick to it. :(

  • XBLA PLAY

    well heres what i did… i went out and bought points in JANUARY thats right January waiting for the realese.. wow march 17th im so excited… all a bunch of crap fan based dates so i bought castleminerz so i was 20 points short of 1200 (which is how much minecraft is gonna cost) so i bouht more points this morning. WHAT DO YOU FU**ING know THEY SCREW US FOR THE FIFTH TIME. im gonna be forced to buy all this dlc and random xbla games. I BET YOU IT WONT COME OUT ON THE 9TH those lying mother truckers

  • Isaiah Wilson

    This is ridiculous. Maybe i would be understanding if I heard a good reason as to why it is being held off to May, but to my understanding the developers have stated the game is finished. I will still buy when its out though. I hope I don’t buy something on accident till then.

  • Jasecool13

    I like how when anyone says about Mojang and 4J saying minecraft is done, XBLA never comments back.

    • Imforeverahero

      Yea cuz their god damn trolls who are dragging it for money

    • Anonymous

      Actually we do! The game is not ready. There is a lot of testing, etc. that needs to be done after the game is done to ensure it’s ready for wide release. We wish we could release it yesterday.

  • M Pingo

    microsoft needs to come out with it already it got pushed out of winter and now spring god damn im mad

  • Joeynhl87

    not buying minecraft anymore

  • Imforeverahero

    @XBLA_Chris Lol you wish it could be shipped tommorow yet Mojang and 4J studios said their waiting on you why don’t you guys stop being trolls and just release it its been pushed back like 3 times already, who cares about 400 gamerscore, I WANT THE GAME. This is BS and microsoft is being run by a bunch of idiots.

    • M Pingo

      indeed sir indeed

  • Fartman

    just get the jtag version seems pretty complete from what i’ve seen on youtube

  • Wolf Of Fortune

    hmm. Very disappointed. I had figured maybe mid April at the latest? But May? I don’t know. I just lost alot of faith in all that is MC. Don’t get me wrong. There’s still a strong chance I’m getting this game… But, only if the next update for TM doesn’t come out before then. And the way its looking, it will come out before. *Sigh* I need to change my 5* rating on MC now.

  • Anthony

    May? Why microsoft? Why torture us? We all want minecraft NOW why dont you release it NOW? The release date was march 17th. What made the date go two months more ahead? There better be a good reason behind this

  • Mentalgamingtv

    the fuck? are monkeys running that company or what?

  • Mjtackett64

    this is so dumb im not buying the game now good job microsoft you just lost a bunch o money

  • Imforeverahero

    Microsoft is retarded we’ve been waiting like 2 god damn years, Itll be out winter 2011!, no Just kidding march 17, just kidding 21, just kidding 28, just kidding MAY 9TH WTF!?

    • Anonymous

      We never announced a release date until today, sorry if you believed incorrect statements that were rumors. Also, we can’t ship the game until it’s ready.

      • Imforeverahero

        LOL last time i checked mojang and 4j studios said their waiting on you? LMAO SO IT IS READY BUT U GUYS ARE JUST BEING TROLLS

        • RickyMcAwesomesauce

          Maybe they’re rooting out some bugs or they probably need to sign through some miscellaneous paperwork. If they need to spend a few more weeks on it. Then so be it, otherwise look on the bright side. You now know when it is going to be released.

          • Make Poop Microsoft

            How about you make me old man? They are already done with paperwork hence why the Minecraft is already in XBLA, Microsoft is just delaying it so they make more money with promotions, So why don’t you make me think they have paper work to do, because your just a old man who thinks he knows what he is talking about.

      • KingKj52

        I must agree, that you guys never gave out a release date until now (the rest being rumors), HOWEVER, 4J and Mojang have BOTH confirmed the game is complete. This is you guys delaying it.

        • Anonymous

          The game is not ready to ship. Sorry if you’ve read otherwise elsewhere.

  • Zombiesrock

    yup switching to psn now ima sell my xbox and sell my sons ima buy him a ps3 were the real gamers go

    • http://www.facebook.com/toxic.rainbow.kisses Desiree Weiss

      LOL, You mean kids right? There are no real gamers on PS >.>

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Cartagena/100000002404077 Don Cartagena

      fail

  • Morgandell

    in the demos they show the game looks great i dont care if there are a few bugs release the game its not worth it im stickin with the pc mojang and sellin the xbox what a waste they ruined it for a lot of people playstation here i come

  • guest

    Minecraft just lost another buyer, Microsoft, Mojong, 4j, see u later. i’m going back to assassin’s creed!!!

  • Imforeverahero

    switching to PSN where we dont get Bullshitted

    • DallasBashrum

      my feelings exactly

  • Melonie748

    This sucks ive had it with microsoft theyve upset me for the last time psn is better at this moment im not buyin minecraft now

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Cartagena/100000002404077 Don Cartagena

      We all know the people that are pissed off come may 8th they will be like “oh shit minecraft cant wait” and buy it any way.

  • Dylan

    im sorry XBLA im not going to buy minecraft now i am just going to buy the modern warfare 3 map pack

  • Randygarner3

    a friend wanted me to get this fr xbl and i just got a points card ima send it back and get my money back me and himare goin to psn much better and i hear alota stuff is free there and got better connection he asked for me to get it on the pc too not now were both through with it i thought it would be fun but microsoft and mojang and 4jstudios ruined it for me :(

  • pingo

    mojang has been ready for 2 months its just microsoft dont blame them :)

  • ModProto

    This is retarded, I would have understood if it came out in April, or if they at least gave us a good reason for it to come out in May, I’m just going to stick with my laggy PC instead of the xbox.

    • Anonymous

      The game is not ready yet, sorry! We wish it was, but it is not through all the testing.

      • Vp1402

        Testing really FOR TWO MONTHS AWFUL JUST AWFUL THIS IS A BIGGER LET DOWN THEN THE PATRIOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • RickyMcAwesomesauce

    Sheesh, those of you ranting on about this need to calm down. You make us Xbox Users look bad. And saying that you won’t buy the game because of it’s release date is just ignorant. Act your age and not your shoe size. Then maybe other gamers would treat you with respect.

    • pingo

      make me its obiously a big deal

      • RickyMcAwesomesauce

        I don’t see how. It’s just a game and it will be released. If you can’t wait, then buy the PC version. So put on your big boy shorts and suck it up. Whining like a pre-schooler will get you nowhere.

        • pingo

          i already have the pc version dumb ass i just want the xbox version and its not my fault another 1million people want it so good fight sir and by the way microsoft is gay -plays troll music trololololol

          • MicrosoftISFAKEandGAY

            Indeed.

          • RickyMcAwesomesauce

            And you expected me to know that you had the PC version. That my friend, is a general misconception. Besides, other Minecraft PC owners have something to pre-occupy themselves with until then.

          • pingo

            well i have something to pre-occupy me to its called masterbating

      • RickyMcAwesomesauce

        And my 1st comment was never personally directed at you Pingo. I’m not making you do anything.

        • pingo

          ok im on it but seriously its finished come out with it plz trolololllolol microsoft is a trollololollolol

  • MicrosoftISFAKEandGAY

    Microsoft is FAKE AND GAY

    • gamergirl

      over dramatic!

      • Guest

        STFU!!!

        • gamergirl

          NO!!!! See tha’ts a person with NO LIFE! mad cuz a game didn’t come out right when you said so! GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO WAIT!

          • F_u_XBLAchris

            stfu bitch

          • Anonymous

            Haha that’s what she said…just kidding

  • Bradenhowie

    This is balls from microsoft!! The games finished. RELEASE IT!!! They said itll come out early spring… MAY IS NOT EARLY SPRING!!! Seriously considering not buying this game.

  • Pumas099

    im very sad boooooooooo microsoft i want minecraft now!!! boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • ….

    yes im disapointed too whanted to chill with 4 homies after the dreadful STARR witch im not looking foward to. but i got to wait 2 months now.

  • pingo

    my name is rick aher

  • http://www.facebook.com/x6NIKNAK9x Nick Thomas

    wow just got home for this, was wishing it would say march 28th. booo hooo lol. i guess i wont touch the xbox for another two months. good thing i have it for PC. :)

  • pingo

    @XBAL chris umm why dont u tell microsoft its done yet u retards

    • pingo

      XBLA CHRIS i meant im sorry can spell right thinking about how dumb you guys are just go and make poop then my god

  • Bwaggoner88

    Wish minecraft was sooner… But oh well it’ll be worth it!!!

  • aher

    ok im done raging atleast can you relase a demo with out having to download it from a link pc????

  • Tysong15

    hurry up microsoft!!!!the game should be released on like april 4th or something!!!!its already done so just release it in like 2 days

  • Anonymous

    Could you at least put up a demo even if it was the one at minecon i dont care if it fully completeed just put a tril up so pople may keep intresst in this game PLZ

  • Joseph

    where did this guy find the release date?

  • chaseteam2

    i was wondering if there was gonna be a mode on minecraft where you can play without the help with it telling what to do and the instant crafting. i think it would be another mode for people that already play minecraft (like me) to play without the needed help and figure everything out on their own! thanks hope i get feedback!

  • Silent_killer249

    Probably won’t be able to do this but can’t you make the game a trial so you can make everyone happy until the release date and while we’re playing the trial we can see if theres any bugs in the game and we can tell you.at least this will make up for minecrafts release date ;)

    • Anonymous

      Yes i would love it it would help speed u the time till it comes out and we can help

    • Vp1402

      Yes please do this!

    • Anonymous

      I love stuff like that — a few years ago Capcom released the E3 demo of Lost Planet as a demo like six months before the game shipped. It was awesome. Unfortunately, you still need to do a lot of work even to release a demo like that, and that is basically the exact work (final details, etc.) that is being done on the full game, so this can’t happen. It’s a great idea though.

      • Silent_killer249

        Well can’t u release the one they used in mine con, that looked fine to me. Just use that as a trial. ;)

  • Fartman

    everyone should download the leaked game its complete all you need is a jtag xbox

  • Smilicia97

    I feel like everyone is acting WAAAY too extremely about just waiting an extra month…

    • Anonymous

      It’s cool to see people are passionate about Minecraft, but spewing hated and cursing doesn’t really help improve the world at all!

      • Vp1402

        You are right but y is the game not ready yet they said that the game was finished o and y are you guys changing the price

  • Anonymous

    Im not waiting for Minecraft anymore. Im buying Twisted Metal PS3 instead.

  • Anonymous

    IF THE GAME IS FINISHED SOONER THAN ANTICIPATED, COULD IT RELEASE EARLIER???????????????

    • Anonymous

      I wish but probably not. Once we announce the date we try to stick to it.

      • Anonymous

        k, it just really stinks that we’ll have to wait so long, i was really hoping for it to release early to mid april…

      • guest

        he said probably.

  • Dylan(:

    I’m done Microsoft. You said the game was going to come out november and here it is. March and no minecraft SMH Microsoft you are going to lost so much money because of your stupid action everyone like so they can see this! plus you removed my comment. I HATE YOU MICROSOFT

    • Anonymous

      Don’t swear and we won’t delete your comment. :) If you replied to someone whose username is offensive and gets deleted, we might have to. This is an E10 site. If you wouldn’t say it in front of your mom, don’t post it here.

      • Dylan(:

        Id say it in front of my mom because my mom is dead thanks for ruining my day.

        • Vp1402

          O God I feel terrible know even know I’m not involved In this that ruined my day. Wait how could people like this

        • Leapingtench

          Necrophielia for the win ;)

          • Dylan(:

            No

        • Cessna

          You are probably telling the truth about your mom, but how the heck was XBLA_Chris supposed to know that your mom was dead?

  • Mlfatmonkey1

    wow microshit nobody care about the gamer score why just make all the achievments 0 and release a patch in aprill to make them worth 400

  • Da_nagetier2

    the releases of the 18th suck just switch one of them for minecraft……no one really cares about these arcade games! everyone just wants minecraf. why tekks us a fake release date (march 17th) and then make us wait an extra month -____- microsoft screwed up witht this

    • Anonymous

      Microsoft never mentioned a March 17th release date, sorry.

      • F_u_XBLAchris

        stfu

    • gamergirl

      You must have got this information from the wiki which is in no way shape or form related to Microsoft. It is a random person like u or me who can go and put that or even change it so it was some random Joe toying with you not Microsoft!

  • Joker21player

    At least we got Trails Evolution to keep the wait for MC. I swear if it wasn’t for most of my friends playing xbox and GoW3, I would have switched to PS3 in no time. I dont want to give a single cent to microsoft for making stupid decisions like this with all the money they mooch off of us just to even play online.

  • PostalJacob

    I’ve heard a lot of anger about this release date and I’m mad myself, but I can wait. I just hope MS will keep us informed on any changes or delays.

  • Anonymous

    microshit

  • http://www.facebook.com/nickkick3383 Nicolas Aleman

    u guys r idiots u guys are complaining. u were saying this in winter and u were still gonna buy it so im pretty sure u guys will buy it in 2 months. threatening wont push the date back. they would post it earlier if they could but testing isnt fully complete.

  • Alexfreestyle13

    THIS IS PROBABLY THE MADEST I EVER GOT JUST BECAUSE A GAME ISNT COMING OUT UNTIL A CERTAIN DATE. WHICH PEOPLE ARE REALLY PISSED ABOUT. MAKES NO SENSE BUT THIS IS JUST MY OPINION

  • ModProto

    An extra delayed month…. It better come in version 1.0 or higher, or i’m not going to buy it. I got a nice PS3 hooked up beside my xbox ;D

  • the4threalm

    XBLA_Chris, can you seriously tell me that this is no April fools joke, or some other joke like that, because i’m not sure if I can wait until May. (no seriously I cant)
    btw is it seriously going to be 1600mp now? because i dont wanna go and buy another 20 dollar card!!! :/

    • Vp1402

      Omg I’m done make us wait and then charge us more money that’s dumb

    • http://uniltiranyu.tumblr.com Brendan Crawford

      The game will sell for 1200msp

      Its about the same price as the Alpha version of Minecraft (10Euro)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Zachary-Hadden/528573072 Zachary Hadden

    Sucks that Minecraft doesn’t come out till May.. I’ve actually been looking forward to that game… At least Trials Evolution is coming out fairly soon.

  • Mmaster001

    switch trails evolution with minecraft.. u’ll make more people happy and make more money because some people will be too mad to even buy this for the xbox if you release it that late.

    • vp1402

      Good idea every one like
      maybe they will change there mind

      • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

        But… I want Trials too! It’ll help pass the time quickly before MC is out.

  • the4threalm

    It’s funny how when i ask them a question they dont answer.

    • Anonymous

      You have to pay them.

      • the4threalm

        yea you probably do… cash hungry beasts!

  • pwner755

    *sees minecraft release date gets up grabs xbox goes outside throws it*

  • Bloodshot

    go to hell microsoft.. may 9th? #notgettingit

  • http://twitter.com/jamiex01x Jamie Collis

    bit disappointed with the may 9th but ill live but why has it got to be 1’600 ms points?

  • Falcon765

    i was mad but as long as they dont push the release date BACK i am fine

  • Shadowclone46

    THE GAME IS DONE! WHAT IS WITH THIS WAIT! I am dissappointed by Mojang for the first time…

    • Anonymous

      You should not be disappointed in Mojang, 4J, or Microsoft Studios. The game isn’t ready yet.

      It’s awesome to see everyone so excited and passionate about it — the great fan base and community is one of the best things about Minecraft, and we’re sorry it isn’t coming out sooner, but we feel it will be worth the wait once it ships.

      • http://twitter.com/Wh1pL4shL1ve jas arc

        Worth the wait… yeah.. all part of this greedy marketing strategy by microsoft.

      • Shadowclone46

        Well, Mojang, 4jay have given the impression it is done. It would be reassuring to know who is responsible for the release date. It seems to me that microsoft is. If they were smart, they would lower the price and make a sooner release. All these people ranting? Probably want to buy the game and can buy the game right now. However, it also disappoints me that we cannot do anything. Microsoft will be Microsoft.

        • Anonymous

          Sorry if you got that impression, but the game is not ready yet.

          Microsoft is responsible for the release date, but the fact that the date is later than some people were hoping it would be doesn’t mean the game is somehow totally finished and we’re holding it back! :)

          • http://www.facebook.com/nickkick3383 Nicolas Aleman

            just wondering, what isnt ready in the game? is it just being tested for bugs?

    • Guest

      It’s not Mojang it’s microsoft Mojang confirmed on twitter its done and their waiting on microsoft.

  • Really Microsoft?

    Im selling my xbox and buying a PS3 just because of this. Most of my friends have a PS3 anyways. Screw Microsoft, GOOOOO SONY!

    • http://twitter.com/Wh1pL4shL1ve jas arc

      Wow, thats a poor reason to buy a ps3. minecraft is only delayed on the 360 and your buying a ps3 because of that. Minecraft is not even coming to ps3. Not forever…

      Which one do you prefer? May 9th or never?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Cartagena/100000002404077 Don Cartagena

      Then when the game comes out and all you have is ur crappy ps3 that u spent a lot of money on that u only have 1-2 games to play because u only got 50-100 dollars for ur xbox anyway you prove ur stupidity just by saying that.

  • AANNGGRRYY

    this is all a marketing ploy. Microsoft should feel embarrassed. they put everyone in a crummy position. we want to support the game, but also dont want to be jerked around with falsified hopes and deliberate instigations. Heres a good question; why all the double checking and final testing now? why not take all this precaution before you announce the release in nov 2011? If you could tell us why its not being released(THEY WONT) it would be understandable. The problem is, the real answer isnt good enough. Kinda like your mom sayin “because i said so”. its the fact that all this information is being thrown at us, when all we really want is the game. In this generation, cash is king, and microsoft/xbox is well aware of the fact. ask yourself this, What has microsoft/xbox done to show you their appreciation for being a PAYING customer? My first thought……..raised its membership fees. this is how they chose to reward your support, BY EXPLOITING IT. Remember though, as consumers, you have the final say.

    • Anonymous

      Couldn’t have put it any better.

    • Anonymous

      The game isn’t ready yet.

      We’re not going to get into the technical nitty-gritty of everything that happens as you’ve finishing a videogame in the comments section, although, if that interests people we could do a story about it.

      • Anonymous

        Yea plz do a story

      • AANNGGRRYY

        We get that. The question is why? id hope youd take this opportunity to do both, your story, and answer the community about MINECRAFT. SPECIFICALLY. Comments from the developers stating the game is ready, and XBLA stating you’ve known the release date for weeks, leads me to believe its due to marketing. Otherwise, Microsoft would be setting themselves up for the same mistakes made in Nov 2011. You know, unless your really sure this time…. All i want is what everyone else wants, MINECRAFT: 360 EDITION, or at least REASONABLE answers till then. XBLA_Chris………You’ve got some splainin to do!

        • Anonymous

          When we start any game, we have a date that we’re all working towards. There are a lot of stages it passes through, and we get more and more confidence about a date we can hit as we get closer to the end of development. Eventually — well before we announce it — we know the date we’ll probably launch, even though the game isn’t truly finished yet.

          Games go through lots of stages that probably sound “done” to a lot of people who are not developers or publishers, with names like “beta,” “content complete,” “ZBR (zero bug regressions),” “Release candidate,” etc. none of which are “done done.”

          • AANNGGRRYY

            I understand how a deadline works. Thats not answering the real question though. What is keeping the current version of M360E, from being the “done done”version of M360E? if your not allowed to answer that question, say so. Without said information, were left to seek our own answers. whether they’re backed by reason, or totally unreasonable, thats what we have to go on. you could erase all doubt and rid any misplaced disrespect by simply being straight forward. I dont feel thats asking too much. especially since i feel like a mouse with a piece of cheese dangling just out of arms reach……..for the third time.

          • TheCreeperNextDoor

            I like how XBLA_Chris didn’t respond to this. The dumbass knows what he did.

          • Benjamin Eugene NElson

            Let me paraphrase Angry for you guys, cuz this is the message I’m getting loud and clear.

            “I want XBLA Minecraft now and if I don’t get it I’m going to throw a tantrum.”

            And they wonder why gamers have a reputation as repressed manchildern…?

          • Dylan(:

            Benjamin stop talking. Us gamers have been waiting for Minecraft since June. And you’ve probably been waiting for a week. And second no one likes your comment because your a jack ass and want to piss everyone off. And third you have the spelling capability of a third grader. you defiantly spelled cause wrong. Stop Throwing a fit and trying to cover for your self.

          • Benjamin Eugene NElson

            thanks for making personal attacks for two reasons.

            A> you prove my point.

            And B>if you had a valid argument you’d use it rather than call names like a third grader.

            Also, jackass is one word, so is yourself.

          • Dylan(:

            Notice likes your comment because your arguments make no sense. I said about for reasons your a dumb ass. Get back to your twinkie eating. And go play Call Of Duty.

          • Benjamin Eugene NElson

            You know.. I want to continue poking you just to watch your inane and childish outbursts. But at this point I’m feeling guilty about picking on someone who’s come to a battle of wits unarmed.

            If you can’t understand what I’m saying, well that’s your problem I guess, because I thought my message was perfectly clear.

            in case you missed it I’ll paraphrase here.

            “Microsoft will release the Xbox version of Minecraft when they’re ready. Calling them names and throwing tantrums only makes you look childish..”

          • Dylan(:

            Sir your insults are invalid because of the time it takes you to think about your come backs. If you really want a comeback. Wipe my cum off your moms teeth. So stop replying. And your response to my comments tells me that you actually care about this conversation and you are trying to think of comebacks constantly. even though you can’t. And by the way if I was childish I wouldn’t be able to spell. Unlike you who. Read up on some books and get off the forums. And by the way that was not a double post. That was obviously an extension to my previous comment. You are an example of someone who sits on their Xbox all day and eats Twinkies and and plays Call of Duty and plays his PSP in class instead of actually of actually learning something. And throwing tantrums? A tantrum would be you crying on the floor because you didn’t get your big mac. We are dissapointed at Microsoft because they lied about the date yet again. And I also don’t know why you would want to poke a male. So all in all stop commenting on this post. You can’t argue to save your life. Nor can you stop eating to save your life. Good bye.

          • Zumasail

            Do you understand game development? It’s very complex, it goes through different stages. You may think that the game is done, Hell it might look done to everyone. But as we play it will have bugs and you’ll throw a fit about the amount of bugs the game has, and then they have to fix that.

            I don’t care it’s pushed back again, I have minecraft for my computer, so that will occupy me.

          • Kieran

            Best argument I’ve seen in a while. Not because of good structure. But because Dylan(: was proving Ben’s points perfectly for him. Dylan. You basically destroyed your own argument, I hope you have fun. “Notice likes your comment because your arguments make no sense” especially after accusing Ben of being a hypocrite, was a personal favorite. I thank you for making my day. Have fun with your existence Dylan. :)

          • Benjamin Eugene NElson

            double post.

          • Dylan(:

            And also I call you names like a third grader? Kid, shut up. And get off the forums It’s fat, lazy, arguing, Hippocrates like you that represent the gamers. Not us people who are mad at Microsoft because they delayed the release date from November to May. And another i proved your point? No the only thing I proved is that you don’t know how to spell. And you argue with everyone and call them third graders and insult everyone by saying they are throwing fits because we have been waiting since
            November. And last I don’t have a valid argument? I think my argument is as clear as day. You’re only proving my point more that you are sitting on your computer trying to tell people they are throwing fits because we are angry Microsoft postponed that date again. Get off these forums get some exercise and stop crying like a little kid. Good day sir.

          • Anonymous

            You’re right, I’m not saying what issues may be remaining in MInecraft: Xbox 360 Edition. I’m just saying, it’s not ready. The game’s development process is not something I can comment about in a detailed manner, sorry.

            You can assume we are dealing with the typical types of issues that all game developers deal with during a the conclusion of a successful game development project.

            Speaking for everyone at Microsoft Studios, I can say that we’re all super stoked to play the game at home on our 360s and TVs like everyone else, and we can’t wait for it to ship either!

          • F_u_XBLAchris

            STFU, its a marketing deal, it was ready weeks ago, and you put it in the NEXT is fucking gay program with a bunch of shit, to make more money, you greedy fucking assholes.

          • AANNGGRRYY

            At least your laying boundries. Thats not to say it wouldnt be a nice gesture from the appropriate person(s). That way, we know our cares and concerns arent falling on deaf ears. i say this with the utmost respect for you and your profession, but im going with my gut on this one. i cant shake the feeling that monetary gain ( in one form or another ) was the deciding factor for the release. Id be more than happy to recant my statements, when someone can convince me otherwise. I appreciate your responses, and in a quote, i feel that is more than appropriate for the situation, “We are Legion, a terminal of XBL. We will integrate into Microsoft.”

          • Proctor

            I Don’t get it why is microsoft being nasty to us 9th that’s stupid someone else should take over microsoft studios someone that listen’s to the community 1 year we have been waiting.

            There’s videos on youtube about minecraft xbox edition hacked one’s they are free and you can play them right now because my friend has done it there’s lot’s of people doing it if you don’t release it earlier than the 9th may you are going to lose alot of money.

          • iJUSTsavedMICROSOFT

            Just Realese A MINECRAFT BETA for the 2MONTHS it has left THAN people will want it more BCUZ it willl have MORE FEATURES and MORE CONSUMERS that have been PLAESED it WILL HELP MICROSOFT alot in the MINECRAFT SITUATION trust ME PEOPLE are RAGING about the REALESE DATE for MINECRAFT

      • Guest

        READ THIS Or just release it now because thousands of people are annoyed at you and loads of people are in chats if you release you will cheer everyone up make alot of money you wont get any hate comments if the games got bugs or glitches in release it then saught them out in the next update

        • http://angryfacing.com/ Nick

          Have you read above that it isn’t done? If the game is launched and filled with bugs, everyone that is complaining that it isn’t out yet, will just complain that the game doesn’t work how it’s supposed to. Microsoft’s goal isnt’ the release anything incomplete, but an full game that has no faults that they know of. Releasing buggy games isn’t what they are aiming for.

      • Hi

        XBLA Chris may i ask about the “Trial” Because in a previous message you sent that all XBLA games have a trial so Minecraft dose?

  • Mike

    Yeah but 2 MONTHS ARE YOU KIDDING ME? IVE BEEN WAITING SINCE LAST AUGUST FOR THIS WHEN I FIRST HEARD ABOUT IT AT E3!!! NOW YOUR GOONA SAY ITS NOT DONE WHEN ALL THE FORUM POSTS BY THE OFFICIAL GUYS WERE SAYING OH ITS SO CLOSE NO ITS NOT YOU GUYS LIED TO US AND UR GONNA LOSE LOTS OF $ OFF OF IT. HAVE FUN DEALING WITH THE HATE MICROSOFT!WISH YOU LUCK!

  • Mike

    no, its gonna be released IN 1.6 THEY APPARENTLY HAVE 2 MONTHS OF BUG FIXING TO DO

  • Mike

    Yes it would because people like me have been WAITING SINCE E3 2011 F#&*T*Q^T*T#&*&%&*Q%&*%#T&Q^%%Q^%^%%&&R&%%&%@%&#%& IT WONT BE BECAUSE IT WILL BE IN 1.6 STILL, NO PISTONS AND HEY HEY WHY DONT WE RAISE THE PRICE SO LOYAL PLAYERS HAVE TO SPEND AND EXTRA 1600 POINTS&%#^&%#^&%#^&%#^%TyfgytvYTVBUBU&YGHC^&DG^%V^%A^%WDV^YWADVW&%V^WADVWY^

  • Jonathan

    I’m getting Trails: Evolution and Bloodforge the other 2 look lame.

  • Mike

    TELL ME THIS IS A CRUEL APRIL FOOLS JOKE

    • Vp1402

      I hope it is

  • http://uniltiranyu.tumblr.com Brendan Crawford

    I dont use my xbox often, i can wait for games, this is not the first time something has been pushed back

    In the mean time, Minecraft 1.4 Looks pretty good

    People here need to understand how game developement works, its a hard job, Any delays made are usually there to increase end performance

  • Jasecool13

    I’m not mad about the release being in may, I won’t get it right away because I will buy DMC HD in april and the new Ghost Recon comes out in may. I’m mad because XBLA won’t give us a straight answer.

  • http://twitter.com/Navarin Bennijin Turbo

    You guys waiting until May think you’ve got it bad? I’ve got to wait until it’s a reasonable price!

    Seriously though, it’s only Minecraft. Plenty to play in the meantime.

  • Grnbeast77

    Well, as they say, hope for the best expect the worst. At least It’s being released. My big problem with this is the runaround that they’ve given everyone. From supposedly being released in winter 2011, to “early spring” to late spring. and I don’t understand trying to take all the bugs out, when beta 1.6 was far from bug free. Kinda why it was a beta. Might as well just keep working on it until its at least full version 1.0.

  • Anonymous

    plz say that on april 1st ur going to put aa story up with the title Minecraft Date You Got You Good April Fools The Game Is actually coming out in 3 days till lol u lot all fell for it PLZ SAY U WILL OR U KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY U LL USE AS PEOPLE SO ANGRY

    • Anonymous

      LOSE AS PEOPLE ARE SO ANGRY IM SO ANGRY MY GRAMMER FAILED!!!!

      • Anonymous

        THIS DATE BETTER BE A TROLL JOKE

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jordan-Nunaihed/100001382551220 Jordan Nunaihed

    EVERYONE do not buy anything from the xbl market dont wait rage start a mob start a raging and spam this so we can make them realeas it the games done they just dont want to realeas it!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000617144081 Ty Anderson

    hehe… A lot of angry people here XD
    What most younger folk don’t understand is that creating a game is a long process, on top of that, You have to remember that they didn’t just rip Minecraft from a computer and put it in a arcade game (Mostly because that just is completely impossible to some extent).

    These people at 4J, Microsoft, and Mojang had to create the game that took 2-3 years to hit its final release (Still getting updates and patches as we speak i might add) from scratch on another system os. In less than a year/couple months/ since a little before minecon. Code is different, re-creation of textures and what not, not even a java game anymore. Minecraft 360 even in its current state is practically retail game standard, hence the $20 price, and would you rather play some glitched and bugged up version versus something fun and complete? Lastly, Xbox live’s updating system is much different then Mojang’s. You have to make they update, send it in for Microsoft’s approval, and THEN you get your update 15-30 days after it has been completed.

    So stop crying and whining and really if your older than 15 and are getting ticked because of a price or release date, grow up xD

    (I am adding that if they are re-creating the Computer Version, The Xbox version costs $5-6 less.)

    • TheCreeperNextDoor

      Your stupid. Its not the fact that everyones crying because of the fact its not coming out. Everyones upset because of a game that is completed in which Microsoft won’t release becausae they want to promote a new horrible idea. Get off Bill Gates dick and open your eyes to the truth. Microsoft is trying to get people to use their Arcade Next promotion and by doing that they are releasing MineCraft with it.

      • TheCreeperNextDoor

        Are you really going to mod my post for telling the truth? How much is Bill Gates paying you?

        • http://www.facebook.com/toxic.rainbow.kisses Desiree Weiss

          Learn to speak like an adult, not a child angry about a game. Then your posts won’t be “Mod” edited.

          • Dylan(:

            Shut up

    • http://twitter.com/Wh1pL4shL1ve jas arc

      Are you an idiot? The game is ready but assholes at MS keep delaying the game to leech money out of its consumers. https://twitter.com/#!/Kappische/status/178114979256483841

      You know what that says? MS is freaking DELAYING THE GAME

    • Zumacraft

      You are in every way correct. I’m only 14, and I’m not raging, i understand games can take a long time to develop…

  • Brayden_lefort

    but minecraft on now plz

  • Badboybrayden_lefort

    y may 9th you f**ks

  • Ebony Armor

    If you’re really going to make us wait until May, can you at least release the tutorial as a demo for the game? You would make a lot of people happy.

  • Badboybrayden_lefort

    ya

  • TheCreeperNextDoor

    I don’t appreciate how everyone apart of the Microsoft team said that it would be here during Spring but, this release date is summer. I bought your Microsoft points in well anticipation. Thank you for ruining my life and many others. I am very and truly depressed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/toxic.rainbow.kisses Desiree Weiss

      Actually, summer isn’t until June 20th >.>

      • BradG

        Stop being a ra. ……. to everyone your not cool bi…

    • One20grit

      Pretty sure your life was already ruined. No way you have or ever will get laid if you get this upset over a video game release. P.S. You’re hardly intellectual.

      • BradG

        LEAVE CREEPER ALONE JUST LEAVE HIM ALONE IM PRETTY SURE YOUR A FAT NERD THATS IN YOUR 50s SO STOP PICKIN ON PEEPOL

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Cartagena/100000002404077 Don Cartagena

      fail look at a calendar lately its still in spring genius.

  • Confused!

    Why is everyone so mad about waiting an extra month for minecraft? I can wait! I have been waiting for bioshock infinite for a couple years now! And what about Duke Nukem Forever, that was 12 years wait!

    • TheCreeperNextDoor

      Just because your a Microsoft fanboy doesn’t mean everyone else is. People are upset because of Microsoft trying to leech money. Shut up and don’t post unless you have something intellectual to say. And before you say this post isn’t intellectual try to read all my other post before you respond. You might actually learn something.

      • Confused!

        I read the other posts! Everyone is angry with Microsoft because they cant have minecraft now! And they are all impatient. By the way, I’m not a Microsoft fan boy! I play on my PS3 and PC more than my Xbox anyway!

        • TheCreeperNextDoor

          Then in all honesty bro why post on an blog about XBOX games when you hardly play an XBOX?

          • Confused!

            I’m sorry am I not allow to? I do PLAY my Xbox! And I wanted to know when MCXE was being released!

      • http://www.facebook.com/nickkick3383 Nicolas Aleman

        other posts? OH u mean all ur posts that have been edited by a mod

  • Anonymous

    microsoft why did yall release the avatar item so early if the game wasnt finish yet microsoft you just stuck a bigg middle finger to my face why are yall doing best for last yall should do best to worst mincraf: xbox rdeition better come out in 1.8pre release

  • Tyler

    Minecraft for xbox will comes out in MAY!? First you said spring,may is summer.It probably wont come out till 2013.Microsoft… WHATS WRONG WITH YOU!!! YOUR LIARS!!! EVERYONE!!! MICROSOFT IS A LIAR!!!

  • http://twitter.com/aka_Scratch Scratch

    I guess the best way to go about this is to release an unfinished game. no one will complain about that and everyone will buy it. I’ve seen it happen before. /sarcasm :p

  • http://www.facebook.com/toxic.rainbow.kisses Desiree Weiss

    It’s good to have an official date.
    Yeah, Im kinda irked because I have been waiting since Nov.
    But, Ehh it’ll get here. I’ll just keep playing GOW for a little while longer

  • guest

    hey guys did you notice that XBLA_Chris sometimes in the comments says i wish we could ship it tomorrow and stuff like that what if it came out tomorrow think about it but also i could be wrong.

    • Anonymous

      It would be rad, I am excited for the game, but it’s shipping May 9th!

      • guest

        yeah but who knows they might move it up or down or stick with it no matter what we still get the game but still may 9th i don’t know what to say about that.

      • http://twitter.com/Wh1pL4shL1ve jas arc

        https://twitter.com/#!/Kappische/status/178114979256483841

        Minecraft is ready but MS is all too stupid and greed to release it now

        • Anonymous

          Right, and now we’ve announced the date, just as Daniel and 4J have said we would.

          That tweet did not mean that the game was done and on the shelf, sorry if you got the wrong idea from that!

          • Goboygo_ro

            we just went it now!!

        • guest

          look it’s going to come out so be happy we all know your mad and i mad too but maybe they are joking because may 9th think about oh and also it’s so close to april fools it could be a joke i mean were still going to get the game

      • guest

        oh and also you gave another tiny hint n that comment.

        • Anonymous

          I gave a big hint:

          **–> “May 9th” <–**

          Ok, I gotta get some Sine Mora in tonight. Good bye everyone.

          • guest

            it could be a hint that your stalling and it’s could be out tomorrow or the next day or I’m wrong like i usually am.

          • guest

            bye

          • Alexfreestyle13

            When I looked at the date May 9th yesterday for the release. I was like that is a long time and it won’t be worth it, but now I think it’s totally worth the wait. I can’t wait :). just saying all those people who probably keep saying that they’re not getting this and have it on PC, Some people want the xbox version because their PC has the run on the lowest setting just to play it. Just saying

  • http://twitter.com/Wh1pL4shL1ve jas arc

    Wow, idiots at Microsoft… WOW just wow. Why release so late??? OMG you people are so ignorant of your consumers. Lol, what happened to the tweet by one of the 4j studios that says “Its up to MS to release the game”. Which means that the game is already set and ready but assholes at MS delayed it by an Freaking month. Are you KIDDING ME???

    • Anonymous

      It is up to Microsoft to release the game, but saying “It is up to MS to release the game” in a tweet does not mean that the game is ready to be released! :)

      • http://twitter.com/Wh1pL4shL1ve jas arc

        Yeah, that what they all say. :-P

        Pathetic.

  • guest

    did anyone notice in the Minecraft trailer they knocked down a picture of dig dug

  • Alvstyyle

    we should all write emails to microsoft demanding a earlier release they might give in to popular demand??? what do you all think?

    • Anonymous

      It’s not going to happen. It’s a marketing scheme used to get more money. They will choose more money over anyones comment/email any day.

  • Anonymous

    If your just going to update Minecraft anyways after the release then why tell us that your still finishing it? Are you seriously saying that you haven’t got it to 1.6.6 after months and months of delay?? I’m hoping you get the game all the way up to date by May 9th, because this already seems pitiful enough :)

  • guest

    guys he’s totally hinting he keeps saying i wish it would ship out tomorrow dose that give anyone a clue but i still could be wrong.

  • Guest

    READ THIS Or just release it now because thousands of people are annoyed at you and loads of people are in chats if you release you will cheer everyone up make alot of money you wont get any hate comments if the games got bugs or glitches in release it then saught them out in the next update

  • Skipper

    Calm down people! It is not like they just announced It is not coming so gtfo! NO, They are going to release it
    in may I am fine with may. They announced about the xbox version of minecraft in November I am surprised how fast they made the game Some other games took like 2 years to make! And 2. we have ALL SUMMER to play it!
    Just because you have to wait does not mean you are going to die… When your waiting go outside or do work (if you have to) or play some games! and it is almoust Easter! (thank god back to eating SWEETS) it will eventually
    some ou!

  • Alexfreestyle13

    Well Just saying now. after a day and i really look at this. A week goes by fast with school because it takes up a part of the day. when you go home you wish there was more hours. I come to think about it, a week isn’t that long if you dont think about minecraft every day. I think a month will fly by. plus I have spring break after today.

  • http://twitter.com/Azazel_Hellion3 Matthew McLean

    Over 300 comments, and a large portion of them are angry about Minecraft being released in May. It’s starting to feel like that whole Mass Effect 3 ending again.

    And I decided to check out the price of the game on the ole computer, and it sells for $26.95. So you can save $6.95 by buying on the XBLA. I am curious if anything is really that much different, which I think is probably, no. Plus I have the added benefit of playing on my couch with my controller on my 60 inch TV.

    Plus it is sightly different to write a game for the Xbox then for the PC. Not much, but there are some technical questions that do need to be solved first. Waiting til May for a better game, is really at the end of the day, not that big of a deal. You can still go play the same game on a PC.

    So how about Fable Heroes? I’m pretty sure the direction of the Fable franchise seems directionless right now, which is kind of a shame, because I have at a lot of fun in those Fable games. That being said though, this game actually might be more fun than Fable III.

    • http://twitter.com/Azazel_Hellion3 Matthew McLean

      And no one is talking about Bloodforge. If anyone should get mad, it should be the developer of that game. Their game was just overshadowed by the release date of Minecraft. But at least they are getting some attention.

  • guest

    are you sure it’s the real date like could it some how earlier.

  • gamerz68

    OK so September now may thanx alot im buying a different console bet it will come out quicker than xbox

  • MAY9TH!!!!

    MAY 9TH!!! wow why!!! I thought it was done.

    • Anonymous

      Nope, sorry. Looking good though!

  • Stingray540

    How many Microsoft points is Minecraft: Xbox edition going to be?

  • JB

    I know I’ve already posted this, but I think it’s a valid point and I’d like to see some responses. Plenty of people are claiming that $20 is still cheaper than the PC version, when in reality it isn’t. When Minecraft was in Alpha, the game was ten dollars. When Minecraft went to Beta, the game was $15. When 1.0 was finally released, the price was raised to $26. Anyone who bought during Alpha or Beta got the game for dirt cheap, and never had to pay a cent more for the incremental updates. Almost everyone I have talked to bought the game in Beta.
    Now, the persisting rumor is that the Xbox Edition will be released as one of the old Beta versions, Beta 1.6 to be exact. This is pre- anything basically: pre-hunger bar, pre-minecart, pre-halloween update, pre-adventure update. Of course, the game will eventually be updated in the hope that the Xbox Edition can eventually catch up with PC version. But what if it never does? What if the Xbox Edition is continually a few updates behind the PC version?
    Essentially, we will be paying $20 for a product that everyone else paid $15 for. If we are getting a beta version, we should pay the beta price. Why should we pay full price for an unfinished product? I for one won’t buy until Xbox Edition hits at least full release version 1.0. At that point, the game is worth $20. Anything previous to 1.0 isn’t worth it, and is in fact a massive ripoff. The longer it takes, the less chance there will be that I will buy this game.
    Now, that being said, PlayXBLA seems to hint at the game becoming “more polished” over the next month. Perhaps this means that the game WILL be released under 1.0. Perhaps Microsoft had issues with releasing a Beta product to their customers, and so forced Mojang and 4J to delay the product until they can bring the game to at least 1.0. Any comment from the XBLA staff?

    • Alexfreestyle13

      Good point. I would rather have a higher update on the xbox if they are getting a extra month for “Polishing” then i thinik i would rather have a 1.0

    • MCxboxEDITION

      TBH i like beta better. the adventure update is annoying with the hunger bar

      • Alexfreestyle13

        That’s what makes the game challenging

  • Tyler

    you guys just lost a cosumer >:(

    • http://twitter.com/sansglu10 sans gluten

      I think you lost a “n” :*

  • post 4 lunch

    come home from one of the longest days of my life to find out the date, may 9Th FUUUUUUUUUUU-

  • plzz Respond

    @XBLA_Chris i think the realese date is fine, im still gonna buy the game. But could you please tell us when the demo of this game might be realesed. It would be a huge relive to all us minecraft fans. Keep up the good work!

    • Kieran Colfer

      Yeah @XBLA_Chris , please bring out a demo for all of us. That would make us all happy!

  • Anonymous

    So you can wait years for the PC version to finish but not half a year for the Xbox version? Some idiots you are

  • Giancarlos

    seriosly minecraft comes in may 9th what happend to april?

  • Anonymous

    minecraft better come out at midnight on may 8th im and im waiting a month while people with jtags are playing it for free

  • Jasecool13

    I fell like this game is going to be a huge disappointment on the xbox. Even when they do come out with the game, they will most likely make us pay money for Microsoft made player skins and Microsoft made texture packs(no painterly pack). At that point, I would prefer PC. as far as mods are concerned, I fully believe in Microsoft’s no modding policy so I could care less if we don’t get mods on the xbox (proud vanilla server runner). I feel like this was a bad game to put in Microsoft’s hands and feel like they are just going to try to squeeze money out of it.

    I hope to be proven wrong.

  • DanielBucko

    4J studios already gave Microsoft the Xbox version of Minecraft. 1.6.6.. it doesnt matter if Microsoft releases today, or May. your still going to be getting Minecraft beta 1.6.6. so its not rushing anything, you would still get the exact same product they just decided to launch it later for some reason. what would have been ideal is if they started this arcade next thing on april 4th and had it running every wednesday throughout april. be like EPIC ARCADE APRIL or something idk

  • http://www.facebook.com/pumba3496 Scott Roberts

    Major Nelson. The People have already waited long enough. RELEASE THE GAME!!! I MEAN… ITS STILL NOT HEAR. This is probably the most wanted and sort after archade xbox has/will ever release. I feel that if you don’t release it sooner or give a reasonable explanation as to the 46 (approx) day delay (Mojang Has Stated… It ready for release.) you will loose a lot of customers (or at-least release a trial) Like If you think it should be released sooner!

  • Cian O’Sullivan

    Guys, if you have it on PC, right now you could be practising 1.6.
    Spend less time Raging, more time building.

  • Guest

    If you release it any later or its a fake date i am goiong to rage and throw my xbox out the window (:

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Cartagena/100000002404077 Don Cartagena

    see u guys may 9th then :(

  • Daedric Armor

    I know you’re going to deny this, but if you were to release the game sooner, nobody would care about glitches and new versions for a while because they would just be happy to have the game.

    • Kieran Colfer

      True, right! They could update and fix bugs along the way when the game has been released.

  • SkyLord Colfer

    So many comments!

  • SkyLord Colfer

    Hey everyone i know you all know that the release date is May 9th but i made a video of it. Come see!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XO9q-sVT9dM&list=UUp4JpaysIEITc5cfRlXNRGw&feature=plcp
    Sorry if i’m not allowed to use links. I wont next time!

  • Anonymous

    omg

  • Kieran Colfer

    I was a bit angry that Minecraft XBLA was coming out May 9th but now i think about it, we will have a much polished game.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pumba3496 Scott Roberts

      They have already stated its ready for release. if hypothetically they released it today by may the 9th we will have a much better game as they could iron out the glitches that the players have found.

  • Kieran Colfer

    How much will the game cost? I think its 1600, right?

  • Kieran Colfer

    Someone needs to make a petition! It should be called “RELEASE MINECRAFT XBLA EARLY APRIL, NOT MAY!”
    Like if you agree.

  • DanielBucko

    I’m probubly not going to care about it when it actualy is released :c

  • Art Of Stealth

    PLEASE REALESE MINECRAFT NOW !!!!

  • Newkid182

    I never understand why people cant get to grips with why developers hold games back, its because its not ready yet! why would they hold a game back that is going to earn them tons of money? why? because its not ready. Just like most people have said here, i would rather wait until they think its ready.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pumba3496 Scott Roberts

      “4J studios have told Microsoft that the game is ready for release.” Do your research.

  • Timpar

    Microsoft could save themselves from a lot of grief if they were more open about the processes involved and the stages passed and pending that the game has to move through. Just saying ‘We’re working on it and the release date is may 9′ obviously doesn’t cut it with most people. On the one hand they claim to care about the minecraft community but on the other they have a closed box attitude to any information about the game which only creates suspicion and mistrust from the community they claim to care about.
    I really don’t understand this attitude, those in the know can appreciate and understand the delays and others might find the process interesting or at least be satisfied with the knowledge of what is going on with the game and how it is progressing through the process. Why the secrecy ?
    I have no argument against the developers or testers or even xbla_chris, these guys are hamstrung by the policies developed by the suits and the bean-counters in control who seem to be stuck an some short-sighted, maximum control, zero reveal, paranoid secret corporate culture.
    I would remind them that nature abhors a vacuum so it should come as no surprise the void has been filled by assertions of ulterior marketing motivations and suchlike for the delay.

  • Meiji

    People who are all raging about Minecraft being delayed for the Xbox are obviously being ridiculous if they say they’re going to switch over just because of that fact, there are many cases where games have been delayed for a even longer time than this Minecraft situation and the people patient enough to wait it out were not disappointed, many people though, best example would be bradG, believe that the companies are going to lose lots of customers due to the delay, they do not understand that they’re a minority, quite often, most people are simply normal and are content to wait for such a game to come out, if they have to kill time for another month playing some other game then I’m quite sure they think that’s fine. Many of you believe that such decisions such as releasing a trial or a beta is simple, most times it’s almost as hard as the actual game, just because some content is removed does not mean the game mechanics are not there, they still have to make sure that everything can work, just that you’re not going to be able to do this or that, the programming is still there and still needed to be done. Changing the release date doesn’t mean they lied to you when it was going to come out, it simply means a revisement was in order, if there are some PC gamers here, think back to Starcraft 2, that was delayed for years, yet hundreds of thousands flocked to get it when it finally came out. I think that people just need to calm down and allow the game to be finished. I myself already have the PC version, but I thank all of the companies for their hard work. Good job guys.

    • BradG

      Btw they already have (:

    • http://www.facebook.com/pumba3496 Scott Roberts

      The main thing that pissed people off was the trailer released mid last year saying its hear (when in face its not). 4J studios have told Microsoft that the game is ready for release. the ONLY Microsoft chose this date is so all the other game coming out soon (like fable heroes and blood-forge) might actually stand a chance of sale. I understand they want to hype the game up but they over did it. A lot of people will not buy the game now (i still will buy it providing its not delay again)

  • Aaronderuiter

    The thing with being open is that you might not be able to live up to your promises, which is why Valve and Xbox give as little information as they do. Because if you promise to release a game in may, but because of some new bugs it has to wait until april, you piss off a lot of people. Valve’s strategy is the best in my opinion: say it’s coming, and then suddenly release it. Then everybody will be happily surprised instead of being pissed of because they didn’t do what they promised. So people, please stop complaining about delayed games. The big companies do their best to keep you happy, and they really work hard to do so! (because happy costumer = money)

  • BradG

    Type your cohttp://playxbla.com/announcing-arcade-next-and-the-minecraft-release-date/#disqus_threadmment here.

  • BradG

    Type your comment here.playxbla.com/announcing-arcade-next-and-the-minecraft-release-date/#disqus_thread

  • BradG

    Everyone leave the TheCreeperNextDoor alone stop being nasty to him !!

  • Demo?

    While were waiting they should make a demo to keep us ocupied.

  • Kieran Colfer

    I Do Hope They Bring Out A Demo. It Would Keep Us All Happy For Now. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/pumba3496 Scott Roberts

    The main thing that pissed people off was the trailer released mid last year saying its hear (when in face its not). 4J studios have told Microsoft that the game is ready for release. the ONLY Microsoft chose this date is so all the other game coming out soon (like fable heroes and blood-forge) might actually stand a chance of sale. I understand they want to hype the game up but they over did it. A lot of people will not buy the game now (i still will buy it providing its not delay again)

  • Tyler

    i want get the first gears of war because i want to start from the start is it good?

    • Tyler

      like if its good

  • Allan

    Playstation 3.

  • BradG

    i dont care if its $50 i just want the game bro

  • Kieran

    All this hate because it’s coming out a bit later than what people were first told is stupid. Sorry to break it to you but a lot of big name companies and games have done this. And it happens a lot. Everyone hating just needs to grow up and learn a bit of patience.

  • Phillip “Fry” Fry

    I want Minecraft on Xbox because it will be convenient. I have it on my desktop, and I still play it from time to time even without functioning speakers. It’s a great sandbox game, and will be sweet to have XBL parties with friends. I hope whatever build they release has most of the core adventure stuff, like villages, fortresses and the like (hope it will be easier to find the later.) The fact that it is to be an Arcade game is to be expected, as it started as an Indy game. Don’t really care for the politics crap surrounding its release, but have this to say:

    1) The price will be for premium: people will buy the game because they want it. For instance, I, like many others, bought Halo: CEA for a 39.99 USD pricetag, knowing it would just be CE with updated audio, visuals and a Reach map pack. FACT: People buy stuff they want regardless of price, so long as they can afford it.

    2) The release isn’t too far off, and I would appreciate it to be a complete game when I purchase it. Would love to see updates/patches/DLC similar to Skyrim. Stoked for 1.5 or whichever is the one with new killcams :)

    3) Did I read “Play Minecraft for Xbox 360 with Friends over Xbox LIVE, combine split screen and Xbox LIVE play in any combination up to 8 players.” correctly? If so… SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!

  • Rikudeathboy

    quit your whining, just wait like real men, if you’ve been waiting since alpha 2 months isn’t much.

    • BradG

      1 month 10 days

  • Turtle44

    It costs 360 microsoft points…

    • Darlor44

      Why would people post hate comments? Why not go to a petting zoo like normal people?

    • BradG

      Sure it is

  • Anonymous

    Okay so I run a minecraft server, I have made a mod, I have used mods, texture packs, skins and all the goodies, but this is a good thing for minecraft and Mojang. I am planning on buying it the day it comes out. Yes I was bummed when I saw that they were releasing it a month later than most of us expected. “Expect the worst, hope for the best.” Buy the game if you want, don’t listen to this boycotting little girls.

    • Anonymous

      these*

  • Bradleyware1999

    Now everyone stop arguing its probably for a better cause its released late you probably will by the game when you see it i have started playing battlefield 3 ALOT add me as a friend and ill play with you my gamertag is ziBradleyIx

  • Nickfeldman24

    man i really wish it was may 9th lol i would really like to be playing that

  • Proctor

    Microsoft studios is stupid why don’t they release it now we have been waiting long enough.

    If it doesn’t come out on may 9th I will not be getting it.

    Microsoft has made alot of people angry someone else should take over microsoft someone that listen’s to the community and doesn’t make them wait for a year.

  • Kieran Colfer

    Not Long to go Now! Woop Woop!

  • SkyLord Colfer

    Beware if you have low RAM speed, Minecraft PC may lag. I recommend getting the “Optifine Mod.” This will help boost FPS. But hopefully it doesn’t lag for you.

  • Jackminstance

    cant wait for this game!

  • Tyler

    this is about minecraft,will we be able to get skins? please reply

  • Tyler

    THATS ALOT OF MONEY PEOPLE im still gonna buy it though :)

  • Williamrice96

    Ok everyone on here is striaght lying if they say they aren’t buying the game. Look guys games take time to make and even if its done at least it’s gonna be getting polished up. I personally would rather wait the short time until it comes out rather than get it now becuase at least i know my game won’t be laggy or have bugs when i get it. Also. like i was saying everyone saying they aren’t getting it are lying because they know sooner or later they’ll buy it. It may not be completly updated and have no skin.mods. or texture packs but it still is going to be great 4j basically took this game and made it a play on your couch with some friends game instead of the txt ur friend to get on and hope their mods are compatibly with yours. 4J you guys made this game amazing and i can’t wait to play it because im definetly buying it.

  • Gad5820

    Im Getting 4000MP Because My Birthday Is On Tuesday The 8th. Im Special.

  • guest

    one more day

  • Scott123_abc

    okay, its 9 of may… were is it???

  • Minefan

    IT’S HEREEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • macoud12

    Evolution actually looked like an improved version of Exitebike to me

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