In what was probably one of the more unexpected bits of news to come out of Microsoft's press event at E3 this week, Microsoft announced that Swedish developer Mojang's intriguing sandbox building game Minecraft is heading to the Xbox 360, with Kinect support.
Known for its limitless possibilities, Minecraft will come to life this winter in a whole new way through the magic of Kinect and also feature cross-functionality between the PC and Xbox 360 versions.
Kinect support for a game like Minecraft may sound like a rather left-field idea, but keep in mind that Kinect hackers have already had some success implementing Microsoft's motion sensor system with this innovative idie title - check out smart lad Nathan Viniconis using Kinect to import data into the beta version of the game.
According to a report by Joystiq, the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft will not be developed by Mojang, but will retain the services of team boss Markus "Notch" Persson, and will be playable both with and without the Kinect peripheral.
No official media yet, but Youtube user Hat Films released a pretty cool trailer which shows off Minecraft's capabilities. Check it out below: