The last time we saw Minecraft was at MineCon, where we got our first look at the new interface and crafting menu. Minecraft on the Xbox 360 is essentially the same game, except that it’ll have an in-game tutorial and all the recipes are laid out so there’s no need to keep Wikipedia open. Sure, you may be thinking that console gamers at this point lack some resourcefulness, but once you realize that everything you can create is at your fingertips and you can bake a cake at the push of a button, you’ll wish you had the feature on PC.
The game supports up to eight players total over Xbox Live and has four player split-screen multiplayer for those who have a big enough TV and would want to share a screen. You can combine split-screen and Xbox Live play as long as people are on your friends list so you'll know who to blame if your things go missing.