Jump into competitions on Minecraft: Console Editions with tailor-made rulesets, and have fun straight away without having to fuss around with manual count-downs, laboriously prep loot chests or keep score. Yep, Minecraft for Xbox and PlayStation versions can now take part in competitive game modes.
Over the coming months, various new game modes will be added to Minecraft mini-games, with the first one being Battle.
“Battle allows you to set up a competitive multiplayer fight for survival, where speed, strategy- and sometimes just pure luck- will make you the winner. Players in Battle matches use randomly generated resources found in chests placed in specially designed PVP maps and combat one another in a free for all death match until the final victor is determined. The fun’s not all over after you are defeated though, as fallen players can spectate the combat among remaining players in the match by freely flying around each arena as a bat. Battle matches can be played with up to four players in split-screen and up to 8 players online via Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. Or, you can find other community members to join your game via an in-game matchmaking system.
The free update will include three maps for you to try out, and if you like Battle and want more, there will be further support for it with additional Map Pack add-ons periodically after release for $2.99 USD or local equivalent. With it being Minecraft, you’d imagine that players would be allowed build and share their own maps, but maybe I’m in the wrong business.
[Source: Xbox Wire]