Game news Heavy for Minecraft approaching?
Published on 03/16/2023 at 22:09
While it doesn’t update as often as we’d like, Minecraft still continues to captivate gamers. Recently however, a very specific term has just been registered by Microsoft, which could announce some new features.
A promising new update
We learned it at the beginning of March, the 1.20 update, eagerly awaited by players, now responds to the sweet nickname of Trails & Tales. If we do not yet know much about the content of the latter, the first issue of the Minecraft Monthly show (available above, unfortunately only in English) has however allowed us to learn a little more about what we we can hope to see happen in the next few months.
Among the novelties, we note for example the arrival of new animals (including camels and Sniffers), as well as a brand new biome inspired by the famous cherry blossoms typical of the Japanese archipelago. Very focused on exploration and the stories that these can lead to tell, update 1.20 will also be an opportunity to rediscover the desert thanks to some artefacts and other objects that we can look for like real archaeologists. Along with these major additions, Minecraft players will also be able to enjoy a few new building elements like bamboo, hanging signs, and rafts. Unfortunately, it is still impossible to speak of a precise release date for all this content, although we could expect a release for this summer.
Minecraft se la joue House of the Dragon ?
If the 1.20 update is eagerly awaited by fans, it is not the one that has been the most talked about in recent days. In effect, Microsoft recently registered the name “Ender Dragon” on the Justia service, which lists a number of registered trademarks (related to the world of video games or not). If this name obviously refers to the final boss of Minecraft, it is difficult to know exactly why it ends up as a trademark.
One of the most likely theories would be that Microsoft is preparing to develop a spin-off centered around the Ender Dragon. Indeed, the firm is not at its first game derived from the cubic universe, since there is already the hack’n’slash Minecraft Dungeons and the action game Minecraft Legends is currently in development. However, there is nothing to confirm that this trademark registration necessarily means the arrival of a spin-off, or even anything concrete.
It is nonetheless worth remembering that when Notch (the creator of Minecraft) was still part of the development team, he dreamed of being able to integrate more dragons into the base game. Indeed, he said in 2011:
There will be several different dragons. The ender dragon will likely grow larger, and those in the main world will grow to its current size, cannot cross terrain, and will be red, because dragons are red.
If none of these wishes ended up integrating the game, it would be quite possible to imagine that a spin-off of Minecraft would eventually see the light of day, and that it would focus more on these famous dragons. It remains to be seen whether the fact that Microsoft has registered the “Ender Dragon” trademark has something to do with this old project from the father of Minecraft or not.
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