More details have been made available in regards to the "Halo" mash-up pack for "Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition." According to a report by Play XBLA on May 19, a few lingering questions were answered for the latest DLC for the Xbox 360 port. The website revealed that it should be similar to the previously-released "Mass Effect" and "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" mash-up packs.
A pre-made world has been officially confirmed for the upcoming DLC as players will be able to explore several locations based of the first-person shooting franchise such as Blood Gulch, Sandtrap and Valhalla. The same mash-up pack also comes with 40 character skins, music tracks, textures and various items from "Halo." Finally, the menus and user interfaces were also remade.
An exact release date has not yet been provided for the "Halo" mash-up pack although it is expected to be made available in the near future. While the price was also not disclosed, the DLC should be priced at the same range as the aforesaid "Mass Effect" and "The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim" mash-up packs at $3.99 on the Xbox Live Marketplace. You can find a new screen of the upcoming expansion from the official "Halo Waypoint" Twitter page near the top of this article.
Aside from the mash-up pack, Microsoft Studios will be making more announcements in regards to the "Halo" franchise in the near future. The company is going to provide another look at the sequel, which was recently confirmed with an official name of "Halo 5: Guardians," at E3 2014. A report from Engadget also claims that "Halo: The Master Chief Collection" should be announced at the event as well. The compilation comes with the first four games of the series but won't include "Halo 3: ODST" and "Halo: Reach."
"Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition" recently went past its two year anniversary since launching on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The same game was also released a year later as a physical disc. Both versions ended up selling well as the two combined to accumulate over 12 million copies sold across all territories around the globe.
4J Studios, the developer behind the Xbox 360 port, is hoping that the upcoming "Minecraft PS4 Edition," "Minecraft Vita Edition" and "Minecraft Xbox One Edition." The company is planning to launch the three new iterations by the end of 2014 in North America and other regions. Xbox 360 players will be able to import their saves to the Xbox One version of the open-world sandbox game.