If there is one game that reaches across the generations of gamers in terms of popularity, it’s got to be Minecraft.
Ever since Minecraft for Xbox 360 was released back in 2012, the game has been a hit with every audience from kids to teens to adults, and each new title update comes packed with promise and new excitement. At the beginning October 2013, we all restarted our consoles with a squeal of delight when we noticed the download of Title Update 13, and ever since, Minecraft lovers have been itching for a new title update just to see what comes next.
Title Update 14: Release Date
Based on previous version history and basic common sense, we can make some pretty educated guesses on what is coming next. The Xbox 360 game has always lagged behind the computer version. Each new update has improved the Xbox version by .1 on the PC scale, so we will assume that the next update will take us to computer version 1.3. 4J Studios, the makers of Minecraft, have recently indicated that the upcoming TU14 will be released sometime after Minecraft is released for the PS3, PS4, and Xbox One. Clearly it is not top priority, but that doesn’t mean we will have to wait that long. Most predict that we will see TU14 sometime during December, although a January 2014 date is not entirely out of the question.
Title Update 14: Rumored Features
The previous TU13 was a disappointment to a lot of gamers, primarily because its main focus was on fixing bugs. The new TU14 is rumored to focus on new features, much to the delight of Minecraft lovers. Based on the computer version 1.3, here are some of the things we can expect from TU14:
- Trading with villagers – Trade something in your inventory for an emerald or other item.
- Adventure mode – You can only use pickaxes to mine, swords to fight, and so on.
- Desert & Jungle temples – TNT and tripwire traps and lots of goodies make these an interesting generated structure to happen upon.
- Emerald Ore – Addition of this ultrarare ore in the extreme hilly areas will make for an exciting hunt as well as give the villagers something to trade.
- Ender Chests – These nifty devices allow you teleport goodies between two of them.
- Tripwire hooks & tripwires – Triggers for redstone traps can kill unsuspecting enemies.
- Furnace update – They can be powered by wooden tools as well as lava, and the lava bucket will now be returned after use.
- Ice update – Can be mined with the silk touch pickaxe.
Whenever we get this update, it will be sure to please as any new little detail makes the game that much better. While it is disappointing that TU14 is playing second fiddle to the PS3 version right now, hopefully 4J Studios will get all of their Minecraft projects completed soon. Loyal fans are chomping at the bit.