What’s that? A new Minecraft game?

The Minecon 2018 live stream happened this weekend, and from that fan fest, some big news dropped. The biggest bombshell being the announcement of a new Minecraft game.

That’s right… a whole new PC game from Mojang coming in 2019 – Minecraft: Dungeons! An action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers, where players will explore canyons, swamps, and of course mines!

There will be new-and-nasty mobs, weapons and items to discover, and the option to either go it alone or with friends. Minecraft: Dungeons is the first big step in the Minecraft’s franchise’s expanded direction; creating new experiences for the Minecraft community to enjoy!

Other Key announcements from MINECON Earth 2018 include:

  • The Village and Pillage Update is Coming: Jens ‘Jeb’ Bergensten took to the stage and talked about the next big update to Minecraft, which will give our villages a massive makeover and introduce a new threat in the form of a hostile mob, the Pillagers! Rather than update things here and there, we’re going to release one bit-impact update each year that will expand a different part of the game. Which brings us to the next bullet…
  • The Taiga Biome is Getting Updated: During MINECON Earth 2018, we left it to the community to vote and decide which Minecraft biome would receive a major makeover first – either the Northern forest of the Taiga, the dry Deserts, or the plains of the Savanna. And the winner was… Taiga! We’re so excited to see the updates to Taiga – in particular, the super-cute foxes – but don’t worry, we’re still going to update the other two at a later time!
  • Cute Mobs Incoming: Are you a cat person or a panda person? …well, it doesn’t matter because they’re both being added to Minecraft later this year! We’re super excited to be bringing these two fun, adorable mobs to the game. We even went to the Chimlong Park in Guangzhou, China to record audio for the pandas in-game, and are going to be immortalizing one of our community’s cats as a variant of the mob.

These are just a few of the pieces of what was announced at MINECON Earth 2018, but for the full run-down head on over to Minecraft.net.