Block by block, like an insidious cubist curse, Minecraft is taking over the gaming world. World of Warcraft was the most recent game to suffer assimilation, in a frightening 1-1 recreation
. Usually this sort of labour of love is made by the fans, but Ubisoft are cutting out the post-launch months of people on forums suggesting that someone does it. They've hired Far Cry 3
Minecraft modder Michael Lambert
to build it for them, creating a free map and texture pack will be out before the game it's based on.