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Genre: Simulation
Developer: Mojang
Release Date: Nov. 18, 2011

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'Minecraft' Comes To Xbox Game Pass for PC, Reveals Wild Update, Deep Dark Biome And Caves & Cliffs: Part II - Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 16, 2021 @ 7:35 p.m. PDT

Minecraft is a sandbox building game which allows players to build, construct and craft objects in a cubic world.

Minecraft is a game based on limitless creativity and building in a three dimensional sandbox world.

Explore randomly generated worlds and build amazing things from the simplest of homes to the grandest of castles. Play in Creative Mode with unlimited resources or mine deep into the world in survival mode, crafting weapons and armor to fend off the dangerous mobs.

The Wild Update

After updating all the caves and cliffs, it was clear that we weren’t ready to go back inside just yet. The great outdoors still called to us, which is why 2022 will bring you The Wild Update! 

The Wild Update will bring new gameplay, more depth, and lots of fun stuff to the game. Like mud and mangrove swamps. MORE SWAMPS! My natural habitat is slowly taking over the Overworld. Along with different types of frogs and tadpoles, we’re also getting boats with chests! This is something that a lot of people have been requesting for a long time, and we understand why. Is there anything better than an aquatic picnic? Or maybe you just want to bring your dirt blocks with you when you take to the lake.

The Deep Dark and warden will be included in The Wild Update, which means we need to wait until 2022 to jump out of our real and player skins in fear. On one hand, yes. Waiting is boring and delays are never fun. Trust me, if my cat’s food bowl is empty for one second too long, I can kiss all my leggings goodbye. But on the other hand, this delay happened because the Deep Dark is not only very deep and very, very dark – but it is also really big. And we want to make it as big, dark, deep, and absolutely terrifying as possible.

Caves & Cliffs Continues

Part I of the Caves & Cliffs Update came out this summer, which among other cool stuff added axolotls, goats, and glow squid to the Overworld’s ecosystem. Splitting the update into two parts may not have been part of the original plan, but it did have a very positive side-effect. Since we received a lot of comments, feedback, and of course fanart, after Part I, we were able to incorporate that into the work on Part II. We always aim to deliver updates that are tailored to our community – you make the game what it is – so this was a very cool experience for the team. 

Speaking of Part II, not only will you be reaching new heights, but you are also going to be digging really deep.

That’s right, this means that the world height will be expanded by increasing the limits at the very top and the very bottom of the game. Consequentially, this adds new mountains and caves, the latter of which are more complex than ever. 

Minecraft PC Bundle

Launching exclusively with Game Pass for PC on November 2 2021, the Minecraft PC Bundle brings Minecraft: Java Edition and Minecraft: Bedrock Edition for Windows together in the same launcher. Having both editions means that you can cross-play to your heart’s content, even with consoles and mobile! Your days of picking and choosing are over, except when it comes to snacks. Now all you have to do is launch the same edition as the Minecrafter you want to play with, and start working on your sweet, sweet gravel block builds!  

You can access this through your Game Pass for PC or Ultimate subscription. Terms and exclusions apply. Xbox Game Pass for PC catalog varies over time, by region, and by device. For play on Windows 10 and 11 devices. Not supported on Windows 10 in S mode and on ARM devices. See for details.

Minecraft Innovations

All of us at Mojang Studios are constantly impressed by the creativity that comes from the Minecraft community. In fact, we were so inspired that our Innovation Team has been working on tools that will help foster this talent  and also open up the playing field even more by making them accessible for everyone. The Minecraft Learning Portal aims to teach and inspire new and existing creators to make their own maps by putting walkthroughs, information banks, and tutorials in one place. One such tutorial is this demo of Blockbench in which Jannis creates a grizzly bear. I will be watching it on a loop since I have been asking for more bears since my very first day at this place. I just want a sun bear to sit and contemplate my builds, is that too much to ask? No! And now I can make one myself so take that, developers! I’m coming for your jobs!

Key Features:

  • Create and explore your very own world where the only limit is what you can imagine.
  • Includes five skin packs and two texture packs to customize your gameplay!
  • Use the touch screen to check your map or manage your inventory!

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