Mojang Studios had some grand plans for Minecraft's next big update. In fact, it now appears that they've proven to be too grand. Citing everything that the studio is shooting for, as well as the current state of a COVID-19 ravaged world, Mojang announced on Wednesday that the Minecraft Caves & Cliffs update would not be fully released on time. However, that doesn't mean the whole thing is delayed. Instead, one part of the update will release this summer, while the other part has been pushed back for Holiday 2021.
Mojang has cited several reasons for this decision, both through the video posted above and through the Minecraft website. A big one is that the new update will prove to be more technically demanding than anything that has come before it. Because Mojang is looking to add mountains and caves to the Minecraft experience, much of the game will need to be rebuilt in order to allow for greater heights. This includes revamping some of the game's effects, as well as tightening its performance.
More than that, however, Mojang is wary of the pandemic environment, as well as crunch culture. In an effort to not overwork their employees, the team is exercising caution and pushing back the full Caves & Cliffs package. But while the whole thing won't be ready for this summer, the team wanted to release something to its player base, which is what led to the decision of splitting the update into two pieces.
Part one of the Caves & Cliffs update will focus on new biome blocks and mobs. Some of this was seen during the update's initial reveal back at October's Minecraft Live event. Specifics can be found on the Minecraft FAQ.
Mojang Studios will also continue work on its other projects, which includes continuing updates for Minecraft Dungeons. We'll be on the lookout for any further announcements from the house that built Minecraft, so keep it on Shacknews for more updates.
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I get it but still disappointed. Also I hope the Xbox Series update comes sooner than later.
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