Minecraft developer Mojang has announced that August 1 is the date that they will release the biggest update we’ve seen in a while for the PC version of the game. Minecraft update v.1.3 does a lot of things, but perhaps most notable is the merging of the singleplayer and multiplayer modes. Many of you might ask why they would do such a thing, well luckily Mojang gave two very good answers.
They explained that it is required to optimize the modding API, by making this change they will no longer need multiple versions of every mod. The other reason is that they will now know that if they fix a bug in single player they have effectively fixed the bug in multiplayer too. While I’m sure the response will be mixed to that, there are some very nice things that I think most people agree will be good coming with this update.
The game will be getting several bug fixes, emeralds, emerald ore, tripwire, new terrain features, the option to start Minecraft with a bonus chest for a quicker start a trading system, and the ability to write in books for other people to read. That should be slick right. While Mojang believes that online play itself should be a “smoother and more stable experience” as a result of the patch, there is a downside. The game will now have higher resource requirements.
They are working on optimization but that probably won’t be included until the next major update which could be a while. No worries though as I’m sure most of you have more than enough power to take the added requirements and if not it may be a good time for some upgrades to that PC of yours. For all the details, check out this link.
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