Microsoft hammers away at April 5 Minecraft update

Prepare your pickaxe hand, because Microsoft and Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition developer 4J Studios have another update in the works for you.

The studio submitted the latest patch for the open-world block-building title to certification last week. Microsoft approved the update and scheduled it for an Friday release. Title Update 9 brings The End, a late-game realm with a boss fight, as well as sheep that regrow their wool.

I’m sure the sheep are ecstatic.

This is the ninth title update to the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft, which debuted on the console in May. Since then, Microsoft sold more than 6 million copies of the popular game. Mojang, the original developer of Minecraft, is also working with Microsoft to release the Xbox Live Arcade version on a physical disc later this month.

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