E3 2011: Markus Persson reveals new studioâ??s involvement with upcoming Xbox Live project

Mojang: Minecraft 360 isn’t a straight port

Markus Persson has said that the upcoming Xbox version of of his studio’s indie hit Minecraft won’t be a port of its PC variant, and that the game’s development will be handled by a separate studio to Mojang Specifications.

Persson was answering fan questions on the newly announced project, on which he will serve as a game designer. He did not specify who the new Minecraft studio would be, but did say that it had handled several previous console titles.

He also described the Minecraft Kinect functionality as bringing players closer to the game than ever before.

“And it also saves kittens,” he said.

[Source: Joystiq]

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