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Legacy Console Edition
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Author(s)
Platform(s)
Current

Xbox 360Playstation 3Playstation 4Playstation VitaWii U

Discontinued

Xbox One (CU57)
Nintendo Switch (Patch 16)

Written in

C++

Latest version
Released
Xbox 360
May 9, 2012
June 4, 2013 (DVD)
Xbox One
September 5, 2014
November 18, 2014 (BluRay)
PS3
December 17, 2013
May 14, 2014 (BluRay)
PS4
September 4, 2014
October 3, 2014 (BluRay)
PSVita
October 14, 2014[1]
Retail
November 11, 2014 (NA)
November 19, 2014 (Europe)
November 21, 2014 (UK and Ireland)[2]
Wii U
December 17, 2015[3]
June 17, 2016 (Retail)
Nintendo Switch
May 11, 2017 (NA)
May 12, 2017 (Europe)
Rating(s)
Size
  • Xbox 360: 113.21 MB
  • Xbox One: 1.29 GB
  • PS3: 90 MB
  • PS4: 225 MB
  • PSVita: 164 MB
  • Wii U: 1.55 GB
  • Nintendo Switch: 1.12 GB
License

Proprietary

Source available

No

Links

Legacy Console Edition refers collectively to several nearly identical editions of Minecraft developed by 4J Studios for game consoles. It comprises editions for:

Legacy Console Edition introduces new features such as a simpler crafting system, in-game tutorials, and split-screen multiplayer (excluding Vita), as well as online multiplayer for up to eight players online, which requires a PlayStation Plus subscription (PS4 only), Xbox LIVE (requires Xbox Live Gold subscription), Nintendo Network (Wii U only), or Nintendo Switch Online (requires subscription). As with all editions, updates are free of charge.

Previously, the simpler term "Console Edition" was used to refer to these on this wiki, but with the release of the Better Together Update two of the platforms received an implementation of Bedrock Edition as well. (Additionally, New Nintendo 3DS Edition was released a few days before and is also an edition that runs on a console platform but is not based on the same codebase as Legacy Console Edition.) Since it no longer comprises all implementations for all consoles, the term was amended. Each edition of Legacy Console Edition will still be updated for as long as is feasible.

On September 20, 2017, Xbox One Edition was withdrawn from the Microsoft Store, in conjunction with the Bedrock Edition's Better Together Update. People who own it will be entitled to download the new Bedrock Edition of Minecraft for free, and their worlds and most purchased DLC will transfer to the new edition. At the same time, they can continue to play Legacy Console Edition. This also happened with Nintendo Switch Edition on June 21, 2018.[15] To transfer a world from Xbox 360 Edition to Bedrock Edition, it still has to go through the original Xbox One Edition because there has been no announcement of direct transfer functionality between the two versions.

Initially, Xbox One Edition was planned to no longer receive updates, starting with the lack of an equivalent update to TU58, but the edition later received CU50, an update adding the MINECON Earth Skin Pack, and later updates resumed entirely with CU51, an update equivalent to TU60, which also added all the features from TU58.

On May 3rd 2018, Mojang officially announced that most Legacy Console editions will be getting the Update Aquatic, but will receive no further feature updates after its release. The Xbox One and Nintendo Switch Editions are excluded because the Update Aquatic features will be available to them in the Bedrock Edition.The PlayStation 4 Edition will still receive feature updates.[16]

Gameplay[edit]

In-game screenshot of Xbox 360 Edition

The objective of the game remains the same as its Java Edition and Bedrock Edition counterparts, where players can build virtual realities in a sandbox-like environment. There is no preset goal; the player may choose to set their own goals.

For the most part, Legacy Console Edition is almost identical to Java Edition with few apparent differences,[17] but was released with the Xbox 360 Edition in an earlier version equivalent to Java Edition Beta 1.6.6, rather than the current Java Edition version at the time of release, 1.2.5. The Wii U Edition was released with an earlier version equivalent to Java Edition 1.6.4, rather than the current Java Edition version at the time of release, 1.8.9.

Differences from Java and Bedrock Edition[edit]

Differences from Java Edition 1.12 and Bedrock Edition 1.2 include:

  • The game features splitscreen functionality,[18] a HDTV with a Component or HDMI cable is required for split-screen play. Split-screen functionality works with a VGA connection to a PC monitor as well as HDMI-to-DVI cables to a PC monitor. Up to 4 players can play in split screen, as well as the possibility to play 8-person online multiplayer game modes in split-screen. Nintendo Switch Edition also supports splitscreen on the console's own screen, as well as local wireless communications. PlayStation Vita Edition only supports up to 2-4 players online and Ad-Hoc support.
  • The game includes an automatic crafting system where you do not have to place the blocks in the grid. However, there is an option to use classic manual grid crafting like in Java Edition.
  • Legacy Console Edition includes a tutorial mode not included in Java Edition or Bedrock Edition. This tutorial leads the player through the basics of digging and placing blocks, crafting, as well as building their first house to survive the night, fishing, enchanting, brewing, and more.[19]
  • The player always begins a new world with an empty map.
  • On the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita and Wii U platforms, the world size is limited to 864×864 blocks. Because the outer-most block is unusable on each side of the map, it is effectively 862×862 blocks that can be used. The worlds on the Nintendo Switch can be up to 3072x3072, whereas the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 can be up to 5120x5120.[20]
  • The Nether is limited in size and because of this the movement distance in the Nether vs. the Overworld is 1:3 versus 1:8 in Java Edition (1:6 in Switch Edition). Consequently the Nether is limited to about 288×288 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii U editions, and to about 512x512 for the Nintendo Switch. The End also uses the aforementioned sizes.
  • Players can choose from three different biome scale options when generating a world.
  • Skins can only be chosen from those available as default or from downloadable content.
  • Breeding and utility mob spawning works the same as Java Edition with the exception of limiting tamed wolf and snow golem populations to 16. If the player attempts to tame or breed a 17th wolf, it will be killed by other wolves, and if a player attempts to build a 17th snow golem, upon placing the pumpkin all three blocks will break, dropping one pumpkin and eight snowballs. Also, wolf pups are born with full health and reach adulthood without player input.
  • The edge of the world cannot be mined and is completely sea. The edge of the map is a strip of water surrounding the map followed by an invisible barrier to which players cannot gain access. This can cause problems as sometimes chests in abandoned mineshafts generate at the edge of the map where they are inaccessible. To solve this problem, the player can make and place a new chest next to said chest and use the accessible half of the resulting large chest to open it, making the previously inaccessible items available.
  • Creative mode flying does not conserve momentum, meaning if you sprint and stop quickly, you will not drift to another block.
  • When flying, the player has digital directional movement, meaning that they cannot drift in a full circle. This was done to increase precision when building with a controller.
  • When building a portal to the Nether in a superflat world, the Nether will also be flat.
  • Nether wart randomly generates on soul sand in the Nether.
  • The edge of the Nether is made of bedrock.
  • PlayStation Vita Edition and Nintendo Switch Edition have Ad-Hoc support, like an offline multiplayer service. It can be toggled on or off (Online or Ad-Hoc), and is also similar to LAN servers but without internet connection.
  • Statistics are replaced with leaderboards, with the exception of Wii U and Nintendo Switch Edition.

Achievements, Trophies[edit]

Icon Achievement In-game description Actual requirements (if different) Xbox points earned Trophy type (PS)
Taking InventoryOpen your inventory.Open your inventory.
The description will match the configured inventory key.
10GBronze
Getting WoodPunch a tree until the block of wood pops out.Pick up Wood from the ground.10GBronze
BenchmakingCraft a Crafting Table with four blocks of wooden planks.10GBronze
Time to Farm!Use planks and sticks to make a hoe.Pick up a Wooden Hoe from a Crafting Table.10GBronze
Bake BreadTurn wheat into bread.Pick up Bread from a Crafting Table.20GSilver
The LieBake a cake using wheat, sugar, milk and eggs!Pick up a Cake from a Crafting Table.40GSilver
Time to Strike!Use planks and sticks to make a sword.Pick up a Wooden Sword from a Crafting Table.10GBronze
Monster HunterAttack and destroy a monster.20GBronze
Cow TipperHarvest some leather.Pick up Leather from the ground.15GBronze
When Pigs FlyUse a saddle to ride a pig, then have the pig get hurt from fall damage while riding it.40GSilver
Time to Mine!Use planks and sticks to make a pickaxe.Pick up a Wooden Pickaxe from a Crafting Table.10GBronze
Getting an UpgradeConstruct a better pickaxe.Pick up a Stone Pickaxe from a Crafting Table.15GBronze
Hot TopicConstruct a furnace out of eight cobblestone blocks.Pick up a Furnace from a Crafting Table.15GBronze
Delicious FishCatch and cook a fish!Remove a Cooked Fish from a Furnace.15GBronze
Acquire HardwareSmelt an iron ingot.Remove an Iron Ingot from a Furnace.15GBronze
On A RailTravel by minecart to a point at least 500m in a single direction from where you started.40GGold
Into The NetherConstruct a Nether Portal.Enter a Nether Portal.40GBronze
MOAR ToolsConstruct one type of each tool (one pickaxe, one spade, one axe and one hoe).15GBronze
Dispense With ThisConstruct a Dispenser.20GBronze
Leader Of The PackBefriend five Wolves.This does not have to be in a single game, so multiple games or reloading old saves does count toward this achievement.30GSilver
Sniper DuelKill a skeleton with an arrow from more than 50 meters."50 meters" is 50 blocks away.30GBronze
DIAMONDS!Acquire diamonds with your iron tools.Pick up a Diamond from the ground.20GBronze
Return to SenderDestroy a Ghast with a fireball.Kill a Ghast using its own fireball.30GSilver
Into FireRelieve a Blaze of its rod.Pick up a Blaze Rod from the ground.20GBronze
Local BreweryBrew a potion.Pick up a Potion from a Brewing Stand. An already-created potion placed and removed qualifies.15GSilver
The End?Enter an End Portal.20GGold
The End.Kill the Enderdragon.Enter the End exit portal while being in the End.40GBronze (Gold on PS3)
EnchanterConstruct an Enchantment Table.Pick up an Enchantment Table from a Crafting Table.20GSilver
Awarded All TrophiesAll trophies have been awarded.Collect all trophies except for The Beginning?, The Beginning, Beaconator, Overpowered, Tie Dye Outfit and Trampoline.‌[PlayStation 3PlayStation 4, and PlayStation Vita editions only]Platinum
OverkillDeal nine hearts of damage in a single hit.Damage can be dealt to any mob, even those that do not have nine hearts of health overall.30GBronze
LibrarianBuild some bookshelves to improve your enchantment table.Pick up a bookshelf from a crafting table output.20GBronze
Adventuring TimeDiscover 17 of 40 biomes.Visit these 17 biomes.40GSilver
The Beginning?Spawn the Wither.Be within a 100.9×100.9×103.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it is spawned.20GBronze
The Beginning.Kill the Wither.Be within a 100.9×100.9×203.5 cuboid centered on the Wither when it drops the nether star.40GSilver
BeaconatorCreate and fully power a beacon.Be within a 20×20×14 cuboid centered on the pyramid when the beacon block realizes it is fully powered.60GGold
RepopulationBreed two cows with wheat.Breed two cows or two mooshrooms.15GBronze
Diamonds to you!Throw diamonds at another player.Drop a diamond with your drop-item key (default is B button/Circle button). Another player or a zombie must then pick up this diamond. If picked up by a player, the diamond must create a new stack in their inventory.15GBronze
OverpoweredEat a Notch Apple.Eat an enchanted golden apple.30GSilver
Pork ChopCook and eat a pork chop.10GBronze
Passing the TimePlay for 100 days.Play for 100 Minecraft days, which is equivalent to 33 hours in real time.20GBronze
The HagglerMine or purchase 30 Emeralds.You can do this in different worlds30GSliver
Pot PlanterCraft and place a Flower Pot.15GBronze
It’s a Sign!Craft and place a Sign.15GBronze
Iron BellyStop starvation using Rotten Flesh.20GBronze
Have a Shearful DayUse Shears to obtain wool from a sheep.15GBronze
Rainbow CollectionGather all 16 colors of wool.30GSliver
Stayin’ FrostySwim in lava while having the Fire Resistance effect.20GBronze
Chestful of CobblestoneMine 1,728 Cobblestone and place it in a chest.Place 27 stacks of cobblestone in a chest.20GBronze
Renewable EnergySmelt wood trunks using charcoal to make more charcoal.10GBronze
Music to my EarsPlay a music disc in a Jukebox.20GBronze
Body GuardCreate an Iron Golem.20GBronze
Iron ManWear a full suit of Iron armor.Can also be done in existing worlds15GBronze
Zombie DoctorCure a zombie villager.Throw a splash potion of weakness at a zombie villager and give it a golden apple (by facing the zombie and pressing Left trigger/L2/L with a golden apple in your hand)40GGold
Lion TamerTame an Ocelot.15GBronze
ArcherKill a creeper with arrows.10GBronze
Tie Dye OutfitDye all 4 unique pieces of Leather Armor.15GBronze
TrampolineBounce 30 blocks upward off a Slime Block.15GBronze

Trivia[edit]

  • 4J Studios, the company that ported Minecraft to consoles, also ported several other video games, namely Banjo Kazooie, Banjo Tooie, and Perfect Dark for XBLA as well as The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion for PS3.
  • Notch stated that the Xbox 360 would be the sole console provider of Minecraft.[21] However, Sony later annnounced that there would be editions for the PS3, PS4, and Vita released.[22][23] Later, Mojang released the Xbox One edition, announced a Wii U edition, and still later a Nintendo Switch edition, as well as the New Nintendo 3DS Edition.
  • In Creative, entering the Void is not possible (except in the End, where it is easily accessible due to the large gaps between the islands), as the bedrock will remain indestructible in that mode.
  • There is no way to modify Legacy Console Edition legitimately, but it can be cracked to do so. Note that you stand a chance of getting banned when using mods, except on Wii U.
  • The player can grab edge blocks with sticky pistons. However, it's impossible to push blocks into the edge.
  • Spiders can climb the edge of the world, as it's classified as a block.
  • The player cannot fly to the top. While it is only 2,147,483,647 blocks tall, the world height is only 511 blocks tall, so you cannot go anywhere near the top.

References[edit]

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  2. http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2014/10/10/minecraft-ps-vita-edition-launches-playstation-store-next-week/
  3. http://www.mojang.com/2015/12/minecraft-coming-to-nintendo-wii-u/
  4. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition PEGI Rating
  5. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition ESRB Rating
  6. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition ACB Rating
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  12. https://store.xbox.com/pt-BR/Xbox-One/Games/Minecraft-Xbox-One-Edition/582e7bcc-11bc-4702-ab1b-b31566f8e327
  13. https://store.playstation.com/#!/pt-br/jogos/minecraft-playstation3-edition/cid=UP4433-NPUB31419_00-TRIALUPGRADE0001
  14. https://store.playstation.com/#!/pt-br/jogos/minecraft-playstationvita-edition-demo/cid=UP4433-PCSE00491_00-MINECRAFTVITDEMO
  15. "Everything Announced at MINECON Earth!" – Minecraft.net, November 18, 2017
  16. "Update Aquatic Coming to Legacy Console Editions" – Minecraft.net, May 3, 2018
  17. https://twitter.com/notch/status/77817236391346177
  18. https://twitter.com/jeb_/status/145846150505832448
  19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fc2DJczzYZ0
  20. http://news.xbox.com/2014/09/03/games-minecraft-launch-on-xbox-one/
  21. https://twitter.com/notch/status/128564849809694720
  22. https://twitter.com/notch/status/369892812185436160
  23. https://twitter.com/4JStudios/status/370111405216649216