Minecraft has come a ways since its start back in 2009. The alpha version existed in a much simpler time. Since then, Minecraft has bloomed into a wonderful game in which the user can create a world all his own. The PC version has been established by using JAVA and object oriented programming (like most PC games). What is unique about Minecraft, however, is in its design as a 3 dimensional procedural generated gaming interface. It takes the gaming experince back into the old days when memory was huge problem for developers. Now coupled with modern technology, this throw-back gaming experience provides a simple way to enjoy some relaxation.
The hallmark of Minecraft for PC has become the independent development of new textures which are set to overlay the existing texture. It allows users to see their world in a new light. Many developers have taken the time to modify the textures of Minecraft and post their designs online for download. It has created a wide variety of textures allowing for individual creativity and unique worlds to arise. However, this is not yet the case for the Xbox 360 version.
Recently, 4J Studios updated Minecraft Xbox 360 edition to allow textures to be changed. However, the developers for these textures are contracted by 4J Studios. Unlike the PC version where creativity has been allowed to flourish, the Xbox version of Minecraft has stifled expressive capabilities. The most alluring part of downloading a texture pack for PC is the ability to open the .bin folder and make any other changes desired. This is not the case with the Xbox version. The texture packs are stuck and set permanently for users to download. Still, that is not the most frustrating part. The developers of the Xbox version have kept all the textures looking 16-bit, which is nice sometimes.
PC Minecraft users are able to enjoy bit sizes of up to 1024x1024. The resolution of these textures is phenomenal! The Xbox edition has yet to find their way out of the dark ages and still insist on using the 16-bit feel to their textures. Where is the variety? Step up your game 4J Studios.