Minecraft Owners Denied Refunds for Lack of Split-Screen


Minecraft Owners Denied Refunds for Lack of Split-Screen

The recently released Xbox 360 edition of the ever popular world-building game, Minecraft has had a somewhat rocky launch, as the game’s split-screen ability was not properly elaborated on to early purchasers. Unbeknownst to many of those who bought the game, the much-vaunted couch co-op functionality of the XBLA title is only available to those with an HDTV. In the description of the game on the Game Marketplace, this isn’t specified, and only a brief warning in the trial version of the game makes a note of this.

While many gamers are calling Microsoft out on this issue, the issue truly lies with Minecraft developer Mojang, who should’ve made this functionality either abundantly clear in the description of the title, or found a way to implement split-screen gameplay in standard definition formats. If Gears of War 3 and Halo: Reach can accomplish this without a sweat, why can’t Minecraft?

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  • Mattjan44

    Actually, I believe Mojang has hired 4J Studios to develop the Xbox version of the game.

  • Jedibob

    I love Minecraft and Mojang, but this is false advertising, and if they don’t correct this they could get sued. They promised a feature, and they didn’t deliver it.

  • http://twitter.com/Ba11in130y collin beaulieu

    They delivered it @Jedibob, poorfags just need to stop being butthurt. Got a shitty outdated SDTV? Buy a shitty outdated clone like Fortress Craft or Castle Miner. 

    • Jedibob

      Glad to see you woke up on the right side of the bed this morning, @twitter-376568637:disqus …

    • Jedibob

      Hold on a fucking second, the Twitter account you linked this comment through (@ba11in130y:twitter ) shows several tweets complaining to Notch, Jeb, and others about the lack of Minecraft splitscreen in standard def, i.e. the exact same goddamn thing you’re yelling at me about. So not only is your comment unnecessarily bitchy, it’s hypocritical. Are you just trying to take out your frustration on someone, or what?