Since Microsoft purchased Minecraft last year, many wondered where the company would take the game, and many wondered where exactly Minecraft would be left. An exciting announcement on Thursday about the newest downloadable pack coming to Minecraft, will certainly excite Minecraft players.
The announcement on the Xbox Wire on Thursday, details the launch of The Simpsons content pack for Minecraft players on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One systems. The downloadable pack, which is scheduled to be released in late February 2015, will include everything imaginable for Simpsons fans for Minecraft.
Homer Meets Minecraft
The downloadable pack will include the entire Simpsons family, from Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie, and also include 19 other characters from the show. With over 17 million Minecraft fans on the Xbox consoles, Microsoft teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox and Gracie Films to make this come true.
This downloadable pack will only cost $1.99, and will surely be an instant hit with Simpsons fans and Minecraft fans. With the ability to integrate the Simpsons into the Minecraft world, one can only imagine the possibilities. The launch on the Xbox 360 and Xbox One will surely clog the Xbox Live servers in late February 2015.
Microsoft’s Minecraft Plans
While many may wonder where Microsoft is going with Minecraft, clearly this first major expansion pack will get them excited. Microsoft has the power to team up with major brands and bring those brands to its products, including Minecraft. The Simpsons will easily be a best seller and will be a hit.
Microsoft has the consoles and the users with Minecraft and Xbox, and can sell millions of expansion packs. Microsoft can goto animation studios and others and get them to build for its Minecraft ecosystem. With 100 million downloads since 2009, Minecraft has users, and with Xbox it has buyers of expansion packs.
Microsoft spent big money for Minecraft and this is just the beginning. Now, with the Simpsons on Minecraft, one can only imagine who is next?