Microsoft Xbox Division Boss has just announced that the bid/process to acquired Mojang (developer behind Minecraft) is complete and the studio is now officially part of the Xbox family. Spencer made the announcement via Twitter.
Minecraft developer Mojang has revealed details regarding "Minecraft Realms" a monthly subscription service planned for this blocky adventure game.
According to details revealed, Minecraft Realm will cost between $10 and $15 monthly and will allow users to own a region of Minecraft where friends with a copy of the game can join for free.
"All we know is that there has been a great demand for this service, we have never tried to sell anything to our gamers except the game itself and a little merchandise, so it'll be very interesting to see if the community will be prepared to pay for a service like this." - according to Mojang CEO Carl Manneh.
Minecraft has a fan-base of over 10 million gamers, and so this new service likely to be successful. However we have no official details yet regarding when this new plan will be available and price tag it will carry.
Furthermore, Mojang also revealed retail disc version of Minecraft Xbox 360 edition. It will launch on April 30 for $19.99.
The retail game will be exactly the same as the digital version in every way, including support for multiplayer connectivity between the retail game and the digital download, and the retail disc version will receive all the same content and feature updates as the digital version ongoing.
Jens Bergensten has revealed the Mojang is planning to release Minecraft v1.3 on August 1. Bergensten stated on Twitter, "the plan is to get 1.3 out on August 1".
It was also confirmed by Bergensten that gamers will get to beta test this new patch 1.3 of Minecraft a full one week prior to its release. This new update carries number of fixes and new features including trading with the villagers known as Testificates.
One thing to notice in these tweet from Bergensten is that he used #ValveTime which implies that if bugs appears Mojang may delay the release of patch 1.3 for Minecraft.
The first official gameplay trailer of Scrolls (upcoming turned based game from Minecraft creator Mojang) has been released. With Scrolls, Mojang aims to take Collectible Card games to a whole new level.
Scrolls features streamlined gameplay, aution house, singleplayer campaign and multiplayer modes such as matches, tournaments and ranked matches. Mojang has stated that Scrolls is currently in alpha state and will soon enter closed beta testing phase.
After completion of closed beta, Mojang will release open beta build of Scrolls for gamers to enjoy at reduced price. Here is the official gameplay trailer of Scrolls.
Here is link to the video, we can't embed it as it is not listed on YouTube:
The first screenshots (from Alpha build though) of Mojang upcoming game "Scrolls" has been released. Scrolls is a card based game where gamers make use of powers available on magical scrolls in-order to win battle against their enemies.
Scrolls offers a new and unique game play where you fight to outmaneuver your opponent on the battlefield using the destructive powers in your collection of magical scrolls.
Tear your opponent limb from limb with the might of your summoned armies, lay waste to the defenses with the obliterating power of your siege weapons or open up the very skies and let bolts of lightning shower his minions until only ash remains.
The road to victory is yours to choose. Obtain the powerful scrolls and decide which ones you will take to battle as you fight to become the mightiest Magician of all.