Microsoft and 4J Studios are currently celebrating the second anniversary of the release of Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition by offering free downloads of new avatar skins within the popular title. Taking the time to remind fans to take advantage of the limited offer, lead producer of Minecraft on Xbox 360 and Xbox One Roger Carpenter went on Twitter on May 13 to reveal that the temporary free content will go away this week.
Carpenter confirmed that after this Sunday, the second Birthday Skin Pack for the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft will no longer be available for download. The free DLC, celebrating the game’s second year on the Xbox 360, gives fans access to new avatar skins based upon popular characters from various Microsoft franchises such as Halo, Fable, and Viva Pinata.
A similar free add-on was also temporarily offered last year for the game’s first anniversary which also game gamers free avatar skins. In addition to the new free DLC that is currently being offered, the first Birthday Skin Pack for Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition has also been re-released for a limited time to give those who missed the add-on last year a second chance to pick up the limited content. The first Birthday Skin Pack featured new avatars based upon various monsters found within Minecraft itself.
Both free Minecraft anniversary packs will only be available to download through May 18, after which they will go away. Since the game first released on Xbox 360, a version of the game has also now been released on the Playstation 3. Further expanding the series to even more platforms, 4J Studios is also now working on editions of the popular sandbox title to release on Xbox One, Playstation 4, and PS Vita later this year. Those who already own Minecraft on home consoles will be able to transfer their existing game saves to the upcoming next-gen versions.