Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition has proven to be a hit beyond anybody's expectations. The success is great, but it means that 4J Studios has to work extra hard to get out new updates to players wanting more out of their Minecraft experience. The developer pushed a major update last month, but they're already about to push another major update in the coming weeks.
Over the weekend, 4J Studios published another big list of changes and fixes coming to Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition in the coming weeks.
Changes and Additions:
Added an option to clear the quick select bar in the creative interface.
Added an option to enable or disable bedrock fog, and set to off by default.
Added an option to toggle the HUD off/on.
Added an option to turn the player hand off/on.
Added a crafting recipe for Golden Apples.
Added a crafting recipe for Pumpkin Seeds.
Made cakes stackable.
Added a How To Play page for Host and Player options.
Fix for a problem with signs in online games causing crashes.
Fix for save renaming deleting the wrong save due to input received during the confirmation flow.
Fix to the mob generation code to increase the number of animals in the world.
Fix for chests being incorrectly lit, and rotated for maps from previous versions.
Fix for problem with the eating animation being shown for players who weren’t eating.
Fix for problem with chest lids not behaving properly.
Fix for animals looking like they were taking damage when they shouldn’t.
Fix for some sounds not playing when the player has an empty hand.
Fix for lever sounds.
Fix for fence gate sounds.
Fix for splitscreen players sometimes having their settings zeroed.
Fix for being damaged while flying over lava.
Fix to stop lava, milk and water buckets being empty after use in creative mode.
Fix for Leader of the Pack achievement being awarded incorrectly.
Fix for leaderboard stats issue where value stored was incorrect.
Fix for hitbox problems with glass panes and iron fence.
Fix for small character display changing color to green.
Fix for map rendering incorrectly in some situations with clouds disabled.
Fix for block rendering problem at the edge of the map.
Fix for splitscreen players not being able to mine in the tutorial.
Fix for players not being able to sprint/sprint-fly in creative mode if the player was previously in survival mode with a low food bar.
Fix for arrow damage not being ignored when PvP is turned off.
Fix for activated pressure plates not working correctly.
Fix for the low food bar hint appearing when loading a game in creative mode (usually the tutorial world saves).
Fix to remove the player shadow when the Invisible option in the Host Privileges is used.
Fix for Red Roses not being generated on the terrain.
Fix for paintings being pushed by pistons.
Fix so that players who can’t eat, due to the Trust Players option being off, do not get exhausted.
Fix for the interface disappearing after a Share to Facebook action.
Fix to limit the number of Slimes, Ghasts and Silverfish that can be spawned in a world.
Fix for the cursor position in creative mode being able to go offscreen.
Fix for players showing on maps when they should not be, after the player dies and respawns.
Fix for capes displaying wrongly when sprint-flying.
Fix for capes not displaying in the Nether.
Fix for capes not displaying when the player respawns.
Fix for tools taking damage in Creative Mode.
Fix so Bows don’t need or use up Arrows in Creative Mode.
Reduced the volume of the chest open/close sound effect
There's no solid release date for the above fixes, but it sounds like the update will be coming your way soon. 4J Studios, however, has been answering questions about the latest update and dropping some more details about it on Twitter. The developer said that villagers will be in the next update, and that the recipe for golden apples will use gold ingots for now.
In other Minecraft news, the PC version of Minecraft just passed another major sales milestone as reported by Notch on Twitter.
Back in September, Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition surpassed 4 million total sales. Across the two platforms, Minecraft has now surpassed 12 million total sales. That's a great number for anybody. As far as indie success goes, Mojang is clearly on top. It'll be hard to replicate that success, but Scrolls and 0x10c are both looking mighty fine.