Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition Gets Creative Mode And More In Next Update

By: Zach Walton - October 4, 2012

Minecraft continues to be the best selling XBLA game ever released on the service. It’s kind of amazing since the original PC version is leaps and bounds ahead of the current console version in terms of features and content. That won’t be the case for long as 4J Studios has a massive update planned for the near future.

The first thing that players will no doubt be interested in is that Creative Mode will finally be added to the console version. Players who don’t like all their hard work being destroyed by a Creeper will finally be able to build in peace. Of course, achievements and leaderboards will be disabled for those players. The trade off is that Creative Mode players will be able to fly.

Here’s the rest of the updates that will be hitting the next version of Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition courtesy of playXBLA:

  • Added new mobs – Enderman, Cave Spiders, and Silverfish
  • Added new items to the game – Melon, Melon Slice, Melon Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Raw/Cooked Beef, Raw/Cooked Chicken, Rotten Flesh, Pumpkin Seeds, Iron Bars, Fence Gate, Stone Bricks, Stone Brick Slabs, Stone Brick Stairs, Brick Slabs, Brick Stairs, Ender Pearl, Web,Vines, 10 more Music Discs, Sponge, and Chain Armor.
  • Added new items to the crafting menu – Melon, Melon Seeds, Glass Pane, Fence Gate, Iron Bars, Stone Bricks, Stone Brick Slabs, Stone Brick Stairs, Brick Slabs, Brick Stairs.
  • Added terrain generation features – Strongholds, Villages, Abandoned Mineshafts and Ravines.
  • Biome code additions, including rivers and oceans.
  • Changed the bow to have drawing and firing action.
  • Added a quick move to the dispenser.
  • Added a quick equip for armor to the inventory interface.
  • Added a quick move for ingredients and fuel in the furnace interface.
  • Brought forward the mining speed changes from 1.2.3
  • Brought forward apples dropping from leaf blocks from 1.1
  • Brought forward change from 1.2.3 to make pumpkins and melons grow from stems much faster, and not require farmland around the stem to grow on.
  • Fix to vines brought forward from 1.2.3 to stop them spreading too much.
  • Added the Food Bar to the HUD.
  • Added stacking for food items.
  • Added the eating animation.
  • Enabled crafting mushroom stew without a crafting table.
  • Added the blocking move with swords.
  • Changed all the text descriptions for food to show how much they refill the food bar.
  • Passive mobs will now flee when hit.
  • The snout on pigs now protrude from their head.
  • Skeletons now hold full size bows.
  • Animals no longer despawn which makes it possible to capture them.
  • Zombies now drop Rotten Flesh instead of Feathers.
  • Updated some mob sounds.
  • Shears can now collect Tall Grass and the new Vine.
  • Improved sunrise and sunset.
  • Improved the rain edges (when looking up in rain).
  • User-placed leaf blocks no longer decay.
  • Cloud height raised to the top of the map, so clouds can no longer phase through blocks.
  • Cloud movement syncs with the game’s time.
  • Both Wooden and Stone pressure plates can now be placed on fences.
  • Improved chest model with a 3D lock, and opening and closing animation.
  • Added a countdown timer to the autosave to stop it being such a surprise.
  • Added the ability to rename an existing saved world.
  • Added map icons to the in-game player list to match their color in the map.
  • Added a confirmation dialog on the player choosing to exit without saving.
  • Added a character display when sprinting or flying.
  • Updated the How To Play HUD with the Food Bar information.
  • Added descriptions for Creative Mode and Sprinting to the How To Play menus.
  • Updated the Download Content menu with pictures of the DLC available.
  • Added death messages
  • Removed Herobrine.
  • There are a number of new options and bug fixes hitting the game as well. You can check out the full list at PlayXBLA’s rundown of all the major fixes hitting the smash hit indie game.

    Zach Walton

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    • Victoria

      i want creative mode so bad!

    • fireman

      THAT IS THE BEST THING YET IN MINECRAFT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      •Removed Herobrine. << lol

    • Allen duplesis

      This should make minecraft much easier to play, and much more challenging when playing hard. The only thing that i see wrong is the update preventing us from using creative mode in worlds already created. I have a ice biome with a massive castle and the creative mode plus flying would help me to finish it much faster.

    • Paul

      Dat Herobrine

    • Pedro

      When is this update finally going to come out there has been no actual release date ??

      • http://www.webpronews.com/author/zach-walton Zach Walton

        4J Studios has been rather mum on a release date. Last I heard, the update has been submitted to certification. It all depends on whether or not Microsoft approves it for release. I’m sure it will go up as soon as its cleared.

        • http://N/a Luckydra9on

          What day is the update coming for the Xbox 360 edition ?

        • Pedro

          Thanks !!

      • pedro

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      • pedro

        nice name

    • samuel

      aw Man, Creative Mode is gonna make things sooo much easier for house designs and the like, now i can make something i like, and stick with it, instead of my house/Mansion being a Complete Mess.

      • http://google riley

        did you know you can take resources from creative mode back onto survival mode my freind got like fifty million diomonds from it

    • skyler

      are they going to add herobrine back can someone reply
      cuz if they dont that would suck
      because they added abandoned mines and they have to add him back so it can make the game harder

      • http://google riley

        nah i just read the reiview they said mojang took it out

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    • antwan

      THE minecraft xbox 360 update will be released tomorrow, columbus day! #I feel it

    • no name

      its past Oct. 4th and the update hasn’t come out!

    • http://www.youtube.com me want creative

      its october 11 and 1.8.2 hasnt came out yet when will it be out

    • Rita

      What about cats? Cocoa beans?

      • JAKERS94

        You can build your own elevator.

    • chris

      where can i go to email one of the team members that designs this game cuz i have a few ideas id like to throw at them like recycle bins so if i create too much of something i can still salvage the wasted materials and such and id really like some 3 way switches cuz the on and off lever kinda makes it hard to open a door and then shut it from the other side and elevators i would so love elevators and more unique armor that actualy looks cool that can make you blend in to a wall or tree and i want to be able to turn the name over my head off so i can hide from my friends if i want and it would be nice if blocks of wood wouldnt have the chopped wood look when they are supost to be a branch so they would look a little more realistic and i wanna be able to make saddles and put them on any animal thats able to ride and controle where it will go you know simple stuff is all i have ideas and i dont mind sharing them

      • JAKERS94

        you can build your own elevator. Look on YouTube.

    • this guy

      can someone please say when the update is…. and do you have that only day to update it

    • miner

      When is the update coming out its taking soo long

    • http://www.webpronews.com kenny

      when is the update going to be out

      • seth

        the 18th at the latest

        • http://mywebsite minecraft monster –

          really !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG 😀

          • seth

            they changed it to tommarow lol

            • http://google riley

              its already out omg*_*

    • i am no one

      is it this week?

      • bob bob

        it’s confirmed on twitter that it will be out tomorrow October 16.

        • http://Google.com Camyon Wilson

          You never know it could be a rumor.

          • seth

            its not 4 j mojan both posted this i think?

    • MW2poner1

      all i really want is the creative mode

    • seth

      hey everyone 4j studios has posted that 1.8.2 will be out tomorrow and also they tweeted that they went straight to work on 1.9 yay

    • BHaas

      What time Is it released tomorrow.?

      • Ron

        the updatee was out as af two oclock this morning. It’s amazing!!

    • http://forum.evolutiongaming.us mac

      When can the update be downloaded

    • Sergio

      It’s already out and it’s awsome

    • http://google riley

      i think the first update is sick i cant wait for mojang to publish the next one

    • http://google riley

      when is the next update…. reply

      • http://google riley

        did anyone here make a fake username