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The ‘Minecraft’ Candy Texture Pack and other DLC to release alongside TU16

Minecraft: PS3 Edition
Minecraft: PS3 Edition
Photo courtesy of 4J Studios, used with permission

Fans can expect more add-on content to become available for the console versions of Minecraft when the next update launches. Similar to how 4J Studios released the first ever purchasable DLC for the PS3 version of the game alongside the release of Title Update 14, the developer revealed on April 15 that both the Candy Texture Pack and the Natural Texture Pack will become available for Minecraft: PS3 Edition when Patch 1.06 releases.

The Natural Texture Pack was previously released for the Xbox 360 version of the popular title. The add-on strives to create a more realistic looking game world for Minecraft fans. However, the Candy Texture Pack has yet to be made available on any platform so this marks the first that that the developer has specified a release window for the new DLC. 4J Studios confirmed that the add-on will also launch at the same time as the next game patch after they announced that they are now putting the finishing touches on the DLC.

The Candy Texture Pack will transform all block materials and NPC characters within Minecraft into a candy-themed version of themselves. Since it was announced that the texture pack will become available on the PS3 with the release of Patch 1.06, it is likely that Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition will also receive the DLC with the launch of Title Update 16 since the two versions of the game number their updates similarly. For example TU15 on Xbox 360 was also known Patch 1.05 on PS3 and so on.

It is completely unknown what the developer plans to bring to the console editions of Minecraft with the release of Title Update 16. 4J Studios generally alternates whether an update introduces new features or simply implements bug fixes. If the developer continues this trend then fans can expect a larger content update from TU16 as the last patch only addressed existing in-game issues rather than adding new mechanics or features.