After the release of Title Update 12, Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition received its very first texture pack as part of the Mass Effect mash-up pack. Now, developer 4J Studios discussed on Sept 20 the details of future standalone texture packs that will be released on their own and not as part of a larger mash-up pack.
4J Studios confirmed that the upcoming texture packs won’t be free. There will be development costs tied to producing the content so there will be a cost involved in acquiring each pack. The final price hasn’t been decided upon at this point, but the developer claims that they won’t be expensive.
Furthermore, the studio revealed that one of the most common questions they get is from fans inquiring if they will be able to port the multitude of existing PC texture packs over to the console version of Minecraft. 4J Studios stated that it’s not a simple process of copying the files over for use on the Xbox 360. Each one would need further work to become compatible with the Xbox 360 edition of the game. Additionally, this would also require permission from the original creators of the textures. However, the developer did confirm that they are going to start contacting those who make textures for the PC version of Minecraft to see if they could get the custom content on the Xbox 360.