has hooked milions of players so far, but the launch has not gone as smoothly as intended. It turned out that the split screen functionality is only available to miners in posession of a High Definition television.
Microsoft is aware of the problem and is now issuing refunds to affected costumers that contact customer support
. They have also revised the game's XBLA listing
, to prevent other users from incurring in the same issue.
Here is Microsoft's statement regarding the refunds:
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. 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 Xbox 360 Edition
is available for download here