4J Studios can't (currently) incorporate user-modding into Minecraft on Xbox 360, but according to the developer's Paddy Burns, the studio is looking into "tailoring" the best-loved mods for possible release on console.
"This isn't something that will be coming with 1.8.2, but will be further down the line," Burns observed in an interview with Hookshot. "The Xbox 360 won't be able to have the mod system that gives such a variety of community additions to the game on PC, but we're looking at the elements of these that people seem to be enjoying the most, and deciding how we could tailor those elements into something for Xbox."
In our experience, the most requested Minecraft Xbox 360 mods are custom texture packs - fellow 4J man Stuart Ross has suggested that investigations are afoot on this front. I've attached a shot of a rather morbid PC texture set known as "Last Days". Any takers?
"The audience for the game on the Xbox is different from the PC version," Burns added, "Mainly due to the console being in the living room and using controllers rather than a mouse and keyboard, so we need to ensure that whatever we do is right for that audience.
"We're going to be discussing with Mojang where we go after version 1.2.3," he concluded. "Some ideas of taking the game in a different direction from PC having been raised already".
That corroborates a Tweet from earlier this month, in which 4J mentioned that it was considering releasing material from later Minecraft PC updates ahead of schedule, to ensure a more even flow of new features. According to Burns, the forthcoming Creative Mode is "pretty much done", and 4J hopes to send Minecraft Xbox 360 update 1.8.2 for Microsoft certification testing in "a week or two".