If you were waiting for the planets to align before Minecraft made it to Xbox Live Arcade, it looks like you're going to be disappointed. The popular pixely crafting game will be headed to Microsoft's digital distribution platform on May 9, Mojang announced on the game's official forum.

It's been stated previously that the game will utilize Kinect in some way, though that functionality remains unexplained and unconfirmed. More likely, however, is the cross-play between Xbox 360 and PC that Microsoft announced in a press release last summer.

It'll cost 1600 space bucks (or Microsoft Points, or $20 USD). Are you anticipating a version of Minecraft that'll be comparable to its PC big brother, or do you think the console port is destined to be inferior? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.