Everything You Need to Know From MINECON Earth 2018!

What happened? The global Minecraft community of 91 million people each month (!!!) tuned in to celebrate MINECON Earth 2018 today, which was loads of fun! We announced some BIG NEWS and shared a first look at what’s to come later in 2018 and beyond, and have recapped the best-of-the-best moments for your reading pleasure below.

What’s the news?

  • NEW GAME! – Yes, we introduced a whole new PC game from Mojang coming in 2019 – Minecraft: Dungeons! It’s 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 on this action-packed adventure. Minecraft: Dungeons something of a passion project from a small dedicated team, but it’s the first big step in the Minecraft’s franchise’s expanded direction – creating new experiences for our community to enjoy!

  • 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. <3 <3 <3

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