Recently at E3 Notch released some information regarding the new Minecraft 1.7 update. Minecraft is currently still in Beta, so these updates of planned improves to the game will take a while.
Notch said quote:
“We are working on Minecraft Beta 1.7, which I’m referring to as the “adventure update”. We’re keeping the details secret so people can get surprises. The idea with this update is to flesh out the game a bit, making it reward exploration and combat more. Assuming we like them in play testing, pistons are coming in 1.7.”
This is interesting because Notch has been talking about an adventure styled game using the Minecraft engine for a long time. It has been on his to do list for a while. I personally am looking forward to this update and I will definitely reinstall the game again to give it a go.
1.7 is also planned to have more mod support brought into the game, Notch said:
“We’re starting the modding support on a small scale with 1.7. We’ll be giving the source code out to a very VERY small group of people before the release of 1.7. We’ll use those experiences to work out the final details, then we’ll get the modding api out as soon as possible after 1.7 has been released.”
This is great considering the plethora of mods already available for Minecraft. With full mod support modders can now mod with little difficulty. And to those select few who get the source code… have fun with it!