Today Mojang and Microsoft are hosting Minecraft Live and are providing a look at what players can expect from the super-popular game.
Besides the fact that the game will come to Xbox Game Pass for PC, we start with the announcement of a delay. The new features related to the Deep Dark that were slated for the (already delayed) second part of the “Caves and Cliffs” update coming this winter have been spun out into the next update coming in 2022.
We get the confirmation that the new features of the Caves and Cliffs update Part II will blend with existing worlds and the new caves will also be generated under the tiles that you have already explored.
The update will launch at the same time on the Bedrock & Java Editions and it’ll support seed parity between the two editions, meaning that words generated with the same seed will look almost the same regardless of which Minecraft you play.
Speaking of the next update that will come after Caves & Cliffs, titled “The Wild Update.”
Besides the aforementioned Deep Dark, it’ll focus on nature. The Deep Dark will receive ancient cities. We also get to see the Warden, who will emerge from underground and has developed a sense of smell. It won’t just go by hearing.
The update will add more atmosphere to the various biomes, and the Swamp will get an overhaul.
Among the new features, there will be a boat with a chest in it to carry items quickly on the water. The Mangrove tree will also be added, alongside its dedicated new wood type. It’ll include a full building set.
Another addition is renewable mud which can turn into clay, alongside mud bricks.
As for mobs, we’re getting the addition of frogs, tadpoles, and fireflies. Incidentally, fireflies will serve as food for the frogs. Different variants of frogs will exist and tadpoles will become a variant depending on where they mature.
We also hear that the community-voted mob to be added with The Wild Update is the Allay.
Below you can check out a trailer showing off the highlights fromthe update.
Minecraft is currently available for basically everything with a chip, including PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, PS Vita, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, iOS, and Android. There probably are more devices, but I’ve lost track.
If you’re unfamiliar with this massively popular game, here’s an official description.
Get crafty and use the surrounding environment to gather building materials—see how breaking down trees can help you create something new.
Survive the Night
It’s always best to avoid the unpredictable by distancing yourself from wandering mobs—you never know what’ll happen if they get too close!
Build Something Amazing
Discover all the versatile ways dust from the Redstone ore can be used to enhance your creations, bring them to life, or give them some bang.”