It’s been some time since Minecraft developer, Mojang, has released a patch of any importance for their block-party flagship title. They’ve set the release for Patch 1.3 as August 1, 2012. According to Mojang, 1.3 will introduce a vast number of changes, some of them alter the fundamentals of the game altogether.
One example of a fundamental change is that single player mode will be just a part of the main, multiplayer game. This enables them to enact patches quicker, instead of having to work on two versions of the game. This also frees up a lot of space for additional modding and future feature additions. While Patch 1.3 is not the answer to everything Minecraft has been waiting for, it is a huge step forward for the game.
The developers list a few good, bad, and ugly parts you can expect to see in the newest patch this August. Below are a few of the examples:
- Tripwire added – make new traps and contraptions.
- Emeralds and emerald ore added to trade system.
- Write books for other players to read.
- Tons of bug fixes!
- Making single player just a mode of the multi-player version means you’re system requirements will go up since you’ll have to be able to run the whole version of the game.
- A basic version of “adventure mode” to be upgraded in future patches.
- Lighting problems will persist until 1.4