Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and Xbox have announced the launch of The Simpsons content packs for Minecraft Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions. This announcement sees the Simpsons join a growing list of franchises to partner with Minecraft, following content packs such as Skyrim, Marvel and Halo.
Scheduled for release in late February 2015, the downloadable pack will include the entire Simpsons family—Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie— plus 19 of Springfield Elementary School’s characters from the show.
“We have an active community of more than 17 million die-hard Minecrafters on Xbox Live enjoying the wide range of downloadable content on Xbox, and they have been clamoring for us to bring Simpsons characters to the game,” said Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox. “We are thrilled to partner with Twentieth Century Fox and Gracie Films to bring THE SIMPSONS to life on Minecraft Xbox 360 and Xbox One editions. I can’t wait to see what the community creates.”
“Like The Simpsons, Minecraft is a true cultural phenomenon embraced by people of all ages, from every corner of the globe,” said Roz Nowicki, executive vice president of global sales and retail for Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “We know fans of the show will have a ton of fun bringing the colorful characters of Springfield into the intricate worlds they’ve been building in Minecraft.”
Minecraft’s The Simpsons downloadable content pack for Xbox will release in late February for $1.99 on Xbox 360 and Xbox One. This announcement leaves players of other platforms in the dark about whether or not they will receive the pack, but more information is promised at a later date.