Minecraft on the Xbox 360 has sold over six million units making it one of those games that can officially be considered a success for both 4J Studios and Microsoft. 4J Studios has been updating the game regularly, and Title update 9 has passed certification and is scheduled to be released at the end of the week on April 5.

Title update 9 will add a ton of new content as well as fixes that will add “The End” to the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft as well as a new Enderdragon behavior. In addition to that, you can expect to be treated to climbable vines, stackable buckets and signs, sheep being able to regrow their wool and a ton of other improvements to the game you could check out for yourself in after the break.

Changes:

- Added ‘The End’, with new layout, and new Enderdragon behaviour.

- Added Climbable Vines.

- Added Fire Charge, Wooden Button, Item Frames, Spawn Eggs, Sandstone Stairs, Spruce Stairs, Birch Stairs, Nether Bricks, Spruce Planks, Birch Planks, Nether Brick Slab, Spruce Slab and Birch Slab.

- Added new music for The End and The Nether from C418

- Made buckets and signs stackable.

- Sheep now re-grow their wool after shearing.

- New gravel texture.

- Can now smelt Netherrack into a Nether Brick in a Furnace.

- Blacksmith buildings in Villages now hold chests with loot of the same type as found in Strongholds.

- Crafting recipe change – Sign recipe gives three Signs.

- Crafting recipe change – Half Slab recipes give six Half Slabs.

- Crafting recipe change – Stone Button now requires one block of stone instead of two.

- Added smoother color transitions between biomes.

- Added beaches to terrain generation.

- Fence Gates can now be opened and closed with Redstone.

- Changed Nether Fortress to make Nether Wart rooms more likely.

- Made Nether Wart spawn randomly wherever Soul Sand is generated in the Nether.

- Nether Wart will now grow in the Overworld.

- Made Dispenser dispense mobs from Spawn Eggs, rather than the egg itself.

- Dispenser will dispense lava/water from a Bucket of Lava/Water.

- Dispenser will shoot Fire Charges.

- Trapdoors can be placed on half slabs and stairs

- Allow players to block with a sword when the ‘Can Build And Mine’ option is unchecked by the host.

- Moved six of the twelve music disc quests in the Tutorial World

- Changed the Tutorial world to add climbable Vines, and some of the new items, and removed/reduced the items in the Brewing, Farming and Breeding chests.

- Don’t show the achievements warning when loading a creative map that has already been saved in creative mode.

- Reduced the volume of the Ghast sound effects.

- Increased the distance jukeboxes can be heard from.

- Improved lighting code performance.

- Improved the loading/saving time.

- Changed the display order in the Minecraft Store to show newest DLC first.

- Added How To Play for The End and Farming Animals

- Added HUD size options for both splitscreen and full screen modes.

- Added Reset Nether option to force regeneration of The Nether. This is helpful for older saves that didn’t have a Nether Fortress.

- Added a toggle for Death Messages.

- Added a toggle to hide or display the animated character in the User Interface.

- Allow individual splitscreen users to have their own settings for HUD.

Fixes:

- Fix for a Nether portal crash due to Ghast fireballs

- Fix for Cave Spider size.

- Fixed Experience Orb pickup sound not having pitch variance.

- Fixed a crash when attaching Glowstone to Pistons.

- Fixed a render update problem on the end of world chunks

- Fixed a crash with players throwing Enderpearls and leaving the game.

- Stop the player animation for eating happening in the Change Skin menu

Filed in Gaming . Tags: Microsoft, minecraft, Xbox and Xbox 360. Source: twitter
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