During the Minecraft Live broadcast, Microsoft and Mojang had a few news to share about the popular franchise.
We get to see the new “Caves & Cliffs” update which will improve caves and mountains and bring several elements to the original Minecraft Games
On top of that, Minecraft Dungeons will receive a new DLC titled “Howling Peaks” on top of a free update. Cross-platform play on Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, Windows PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch is also coming.
Here’s an official breakdown directly from the press release.
- Brace Yourself for…the Caves & Cliffs Update! This upcoming update for Minecraft will combine two highly anticipated improvements to the game: an update to caves, and the winner of the 2019 Minecon Live biome vote: mountains. At Minecraft Live, we showed off new blocks and capabilities coming soon, such as the copper ore, crystal geodes, telescopes, and talked about improvements to cave and mountain generation! We also revealed new mobs like the Warden, a hostile mob well adapted to the dark caves who reacts to movement instead sight, and the Axolotl, an adorable cave-dwelling water creature that can aid in battle. This is a massive update with a large variety of features to truly have something for all players, and we’re excited to release it for all supported platforms next summer.
- It’s dangerous to go alone! Bring a friend when cross-platform play arrives to Minecraft Dungeons – Since launching in May on Xbox One, Xbox Game Pass, Windows PC, PS4 and Nintendo Switch, we’ve had players playing “Minecraft Dungeons” around the world and those players will all be able to join each other online regardless of platform when we enable cross-platform multiplayer in a free game update.
- Brave the terrible tempests in Minecraft Dungeons’ next DLC Howling Peaks – Our Howling Peaks DLC will introduce a new boss – the Tempest Golem – who creates a storm of howling winds from the top of perilous peaks. New missions, items, and mobs await in this stormy conflict! And coming soon, we’re releasing a free game update that introduces “Apocalypse Plus.” This is a set of 20 new difficulties available after Apocalypse VII, adding significant challenge while also increasing the power ceiling for characters in the game. The update also adds new enchantments and new unique items.
Below you can check out a few highlights of the presentation and the reveal of Caves & Cliffs.
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