Halo content coming to Minecraft

Run around as Master Chief on your very own Halo.

Details are sparse at this point, but Microsoft has confirmed that Halo content is coming to Minecraft.

The Xbox 360 version of Minecraft has seen mash-up packs in the past that introduced content from other titles--including Mass Effect and Skyrim--into Mojang's sandbox building game. This content included new music, menus, worlds, and character skins, as well as updated items.

Based on the single screenshot shared with today's announcement, it looks as if the same type of content will be included when this new Halo crossover hits. We can see a player using a Master Chief skin (and holding what looks almost like a Needler), computer screens built inside a structure, and part of a Halo ring extending up into the sky.

Microsoft's Phil Spencer announced last month that saves from Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition would carry over to the Xbox One Edition, which is not yet available. In March, Spencer said the next-gen version was "really close" to being complete, and just this week he said a release date was close to being finalized. Whether DLC, including this new Halo content, will carry over or be available in the Xbox One Edition has not been announced.

Minecraft has sold remarkably well on every platform it's come to, having recently surpassed 12 million sales on the Xbox 360 and 15 million on PC. More than 1 million copies were sold on the PlayStation 3 during its first month of availability, and upwards of 21 million copies have been sold on iOS and Android. The game's total sales will grow even further later this year, with PS4 and Vita versions set to released by September.

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MrBlondeX

Chris Pereira

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17 comments
deadpen
deadpen

Halo content is coming to the new CoD too.

Ultracellodude
Ultracellodude

If they actually change the world layout to a ring (or simulacrum thereof) and replace the lower underground levels with forerunner-esque rooms and corridors, would be pretty neat.

pelvist
pelvist

Theres been like like 7 pages of master chief skins for a ages now that you can download for free on the PC version.

DrKill09
DrKill09

All right!  Two shitty games in one.  Now all you need to do is put COD and Half Life in the game, and it'll be a shit sandwich.

rexpowercolt
rexpowercolt

I tried playing this game last year for about 2 hours and I honestly was so farking bored by it, I don't see the attraction to this pixel mess. 

demondogx
demondogx

stuff like this came free in mods ages ago on pc version

repetitious
repetitious

I wish they would add something useful, like n machinery for mining and dirt moving

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

@pelvist This topic is about the Xbox version, not the PC version. This Halo pack is an official update, not some community mod.

Link3301
Link3301

Watch out you might cut yourself on that edge.

pelvist
pelvist

@Mr_Big_Boss And my comment was about how this kind of content is already available on the PC. Thats free content not some "official" DLC milking.


I am not restricted to talking about the XBOX version just because it upsets you. Minecraft isnt exclusive to XBOX, Its also on PC and so are Halo skins, which means my comment is ON topic.