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 â€“ 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 Minecraftâ€™s franchiseâ€™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 â€˜Jebâ€™ 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, weâ€™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 bulletâ€¦
- 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 â€“ either the Northern forest of the Taiga, the dry Deserts, or the plains of the Savanna. And the winner wasâ€¦ Taiga! Weâ€™re so excited to see the updates to Taiga â€“ in particular, the super-cute foxes â€“ but donâ€™t worry, weâ€™re still going to update the other two at a later time!
- Cute Mobs Incoming: Are you a cat person or a panda person? â€¦well, it doesnâ€™t matter because theyâ€™re both being added to Minecraft later this year! Weâ€™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 communityâ€™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.