Minecraft To Get Official Skyrim Mash-Up Update

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Nov 3, 2013 11:00 AM
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Skyrim creator Bethesda and Minecraft empresarios Mojang have teamed up for an official content pack inspired by The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim.

Speaking at Minecon 2013 today, the companies announced the joint-venture that will see the pack launching as DLC for Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition, featuring a whole host of Skyrim themed goodies…

The pack is currently still in development but is apparently coming soon, meshing together the themes of Skyrim with the totally unique aesthetic pixelated world of Minecraft. The full pack will include an exclusive Skyrim texture set for the block-dropping title that can also be applied to any existing world that’s been created.

As well this the bulging pack will include forty iconic Skyrim character skins, a Skyrim themed menu, UI and inventory, as well as the full Skyrim score to accompany your cubic high-fantasy adventures. The skins cover all the classics, from pixellated Dragonborn to blocky Stormguards. Three pre-made worlds have also been bundled in, giving players the chance to roam pixellated versions of some of Skyrims most iconic locales, including Whiterun, Riverwood and Bleak Falls Barrow.

4J Studios is responsible for the Xbox editions of the game and after the incredible the sales the title has seen on Live has decided to produce themed content packs. It start two months ago with the Mass Effect and Minecraft mashup, but it appears 4J Studios aren't finished yet. 

The DLC will be launching 'sometime soon', for $4 on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

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22:02 Nov-03-2013

I don't understand the point to this.. I own both TES V and Minecraft. Both are great games but whats the point in combining them? TBH I'm not the least bit jealous of the xbox 360 version. Just try and play Feed The Beast on that puny thing. PC all the way.

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18:21 Nov-03-2013

if it was official DLC for PC we would simply have auto updates and no manual installation's with new crafting's for Armour from skyrim and forging systems implemented and dragons implemented as well with new crafting blocks that are the exact and accurate to skyrim textures and map bumping and it would be professional and who knows they might even add shouts and skill tree's like in skyrim and there going to make the UI more like skyrim as well all this is one file professionally done and accurate with auto updates without out 10 different mod installations and manual updating :(

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16:41 Nov-03-2013

DAMN IT I WAS WORKING ON A MAP ON PC- wait this is for xbox. oh ok good.

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19:39 Nov-03-2013

I was planning to build one, but I gave up right away. Continue your work on that. I would like to see it.

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20:56 Nov-03-2013

i will i am thinking of getting my friend in on it (he is really, REALLY good a building stuff) seeing how i was going to do it on my server then just upload the world data... I mainly do it when i am at collage (getting straight A's so no worries on the grades) so it will be a while. but i WILL continue on it.

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15:34 Nov-03-2013

Just get working on tes VI already ;D

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16:15 Nov-03-2013

Fallout 4.
(Actually, I don't think Bethesda own the fallout series anymore do they? Just publish it??)

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16:49 Nov-03-2013

Bethesda had the Fallout series from "Interplay Entertainment" from which they had the rights to make three more games "fallout 3,new vegas, and fallout 4" later in 2007 they bought the entire franchise so that THEY could work on not just one but many like the elders scrolls series.

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15:12 Nov-03-2013

sigh first off, people complaining how this isn't on PC&#60 are idiots, secondly, this is the kind of stuff that is milking the xbox edition, since you can't mod without hacking your console. THIS is also why updates take 5 times as long as the PC version, yes part of it is Microsoft's approval thing, but the other part is 4J studios doing everything BUT update. I imagine once the Playstation version of MC get released, NONE of them will get updates, because 4J will be doing this sort of stuff. It's a lot of bang for your buck, but come on, UPDATE THE GAME instead of spending time on DLC...

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17:49 Nov-03-2013

Exactly. The PC version is much further along now, and the console version is being left way behind with these optional paid DLC's.
I really don't care about these mash-up packs very much, just update the game and bring the content that the PC has had for a long time already. I just want to play MC in split screen on my TV with my fiancée - stop shoving pointless and premature DLC in my face.

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18:41 Nov-03-2013

yeah :) I mean, the DLC is cool if you want the extra stuff, and I have nothing against it since it's cheap, but, that's exactly why people always hate on the xbox edition, it's not getting the same love as the PC version, I mean, just comparing major updates, it's 5 updates behind, the xbox edition :&#60

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19:42 Nov-03-2013

Thumps up

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13:21 Nov-03-2013

Good to know there are still entitled idiots in the gaming world. You people do realise that it would be completely and utterly pointless to release a DLC like this for the PC version of Minecraft right? There have already been Skyrim mods for Minecraft and it wouldn't surprise me if there is one out right now.
It wouldn't get them significantly more money -- in fact it would probably get less than the Xbox 360 edition because the reason that it's coming out for the Xbox 360 edition is that you can't just put mods on it like you can with the PC version. The fact that people are actually complaining about this just goes to show they only care about themselves.

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13:31 Nov-03-2013

I just following the anger, I don't even play minecraft ;D

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18:10 Nov-03-2013

yea but what i like about this is that that there gonna make the DLC look, feel, and have amazing game-play for it, the skyrim mods for minecraft are bad and don't look even close to what there going to do. I'm just gonna wait for the DLC to be released and someone will get the files and make it for PC most chances and if anything they should update the game like we have on PC for xbox and than get DLC out.

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13:06 Nov-03-2013

**** bethesda, all about consoles. Suck my dick

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18:13 Nov-03-2013

Most chances some guy will get the DLC transfer the files to PC format and there will be a installation and we get the DLC :D

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12:12 Nov-03-2013

Only for x360?!

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12:00 Nov-03-2013

why the hell would the mojang dev team do this for xbox only? they would get way more monney on the pc and it would be really easier to code due to the mod support

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12:12 Nov-03-2013

because you can get all the things included in it for the PC through mods that you don't need to pay for. If it was made for PC as well it would 1. not be as good as user crated stuff and 2. not be popular because you'd have to pay for it.

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12:33 Nov-03-2013

i respect your opinion although i disagree with it. it would be better than user crafted things because it would be an official DLC (kind of), so original mc code could be used on it. and it would be popular. i would buy it. i play minecraft and skyrim and i love both

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11:36 Nov-03-2013

Why would anyone play minecraft on an xbox, when even the most basic of PCs can play it just fine. Even worse for xbox minecrafters, you can already get skyrim based mods on the PC for free.

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11:57 Nov-03-2013

Split-screen lured me in, so me and my partner could play together and share a world.
Of course, the PC version is still miles ahead in terms of updates, which is pretty annoying. I don't mind missing on the mods, but just bring it up to date already.

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11:18 Nov-03-2013

A bit mean leaving us PC gamers out. :(

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14:03 Nov-03-2013

I'm sure there's a mod somewhere.

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15:00 Nov-03-2013

But the DLC would be more professional and more accurate

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15:15 Nov-03-2013

Not really, there are a lot of mods that have a LOT of love put into them points to the Aether I imagine modders would do a much better job by having much more content, for free, and you can find skyrim skins anywhere if you look. this on the PC would be a waste of time and effort, because modders exist, and Minecraft is easy to mod for. Also, the accuracy would not be a problem, if anyone made a themed mod, they'd reasearch I'm sure, instead of making stuff up.

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15:28 Nov-03-2013

Ah. I don't really play Minecraft any more so I forgot all about the big modders. My bad. :D

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18:20 Nov-03-2013

yea but if it was official DLC we would simply have auto updates and no manual installation's with new crafting's for Armour from skyrim and forging systems implemented and dragons implemented as well with new crafting blocks that are the exact and accurate to skyrim textures and map bumping and it would be professional and who knows they might even add shouts and skill tree's like in skyrim and there going to make the UI more like skyrim as well all this is one file professionally done and accurate with auto updates without out 10 different mod installations and manual updating

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18:44 Nov-03-2013

while you have a point, and a good one, some modmakers pull that kind of stuff off (again, the Aether), the auto-updating is the only flaw, but I think that's more Java's fault than the game and the mods, themselves.

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