The lights are on
Some Minecraft players on Xbox 360 couldn't wait to play the game split-screen. However, it turned out the split-screen option was only available to those playing on a HD television.
The problem stems from Microsoft not putting a notice about the split-screen requirements on the game's product page when it first launched. The problem has since been corrected. “We updated our pre-sale notification to inform customers that an HD screen is required for the split-screen multiplayer feature on Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition," a Microsoft spokesperson said in a statement sent to Game Informer.
"If a player does not have an HD screen and purchased this game prior to the notification update, they are eligible for a full refund through customer support.”
Minecraft on Xbox 360 has been a hit. The game sold over one million units in its first week on Xbox Live Arcade.
I don't understand why it can't be fixed so more than just HD TV's can play splitscreen, but I think it's good that they are giving refunds for their mistake.
I bought this for me and my girlfriend to play co-op. My tv is not HD. I think I should have stuck with my first instinct to ask for a refund. I think I'll get a new tv instead. Anybody know where to get a cheap refurb tv? I'll I found was ebay.
I can't understand for the life of me why split screen would require an HD TV, but at least Microsoft is making good by updating presale information and providing full refunds.
Kudos +1 for Micro$oft on this one. They made it right.
I actually prefer to work alone in my Xbox Minecraft copy. The feeling you get when you stand back and are like "I made that?" is just epic.
And I called two of my friends idiots because I didn't understand how they weren't making the multiplayer work.
time to get some free money.
Can I get a refund since Microsoft didn't inform me that I required friends in order to play split-screen? Lol