During the annual Minecraft Live celebration, the Swedish video game studio developer behind the sandbox survival game, Mojang Studios, has officially announced an upcoming update for the vanilla Minecraft, and it’s expected to come with tons of new features and additions to the game.
According to the announcement, the next big update, which was named only as the “1.20” update, will come sometime this year. The developer’s decision not to include any title to the upcoming title stems from the team not wanting to possibly disappoint its extremely huge player base.
Minecraft is the best-selling video game of all time, selling more than 238 million copies worldwide with 140 million players active monthly last year 2021. The sandbox survival video game was first officially released way back in November of 2011, and it has seen a gigantic rise in its player base since then. Moreover, the gaming community has created countless user-generated content for the game in various forms, such as servers, modifications (mods), and even new mechanics in custom-made maps.
The game has captured the hearts of hundreds of millions of gamers, and its appeal cannot be attributed to one single thing. It all stems from Minecraft’s amazing customizability feature, memorable blocky 3D graphics, and a huge gaming community that shells out plenty of new, custom-made content for the game.
Luckily, fans of Minecraft will once again get new content with the official 1.20 update coming soon. Not much was revealed by the Stockholm-based developers about this update since they’re trying to lower the expectations of fans to prevent any kind of disappointment. The video game studio has had negative experiences in the past regarding overpromising and underdelivering. Hence, we’ll only receive updates that are guaranteed to be included with the update. If other features finish their usual process of inclusion and are then guaranteed to come with the update, then we’ll eventually hear about them.
The hosts of Minecraft Live announced specific features that we’ll definitely see come with the 1.20 update. So far, the anticipated huge update will come with new default skins, new camel mounts (which is the first mount that can seat two riders), and new craftable bamboo items, including bamboo planks and rafts. Meanwhile, as we wait for the eventual drop of this update, the team will be releasing a total of seven new default skins starting on the 29th of November, for a total of nine default skins in the game.