While support for mash-up packs was added to 4J Studios’ Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition with the launch of Title Update 12 last week, the content isn’t actually available as the first pack has yet to be released. This has caused some confusion among fans about what the packs actually do while they wait for the first one to become available. In an effort to shed some light on the situation, the developer revealed on Wednesday that mash-up packs will allow gamers to make Minecraft “look like another game.”
As 4J Studios went on to describe, mash-up packs let fans completely change the game’s appearance by applying custom textures, skin packs, music, and even provides the option to alter the user interface inside the popular block building game. All of this can be seen inside specially crafted themed worlds that will come with each mash-up pack or applied to existing maps to convert them to the new visual experience.
Until this point, Xbox 360 players had no way of changing the looks of Minecraft as texture packs were only available in the PC version of the game. The infrastructure to use mash-up packs exists now inside the game, but fans will still have to wait for the first pack to actually release.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition is now ready to download via Xbox Live Arcade or fans can pick up the title in stores after the game received a physical retail disc release this past June.