At London’s MineCon, McElhenney is chosen to direct the Minecraft Movie which comes out in 2017.
Some of you may have seen this guy hanging around MINECON in London a couple weeks ago. He’s Rob McElhenney, and he’s going to be directing the upcoming Minecraft movie
Title Update 27 for the Xbox 360, Content Update 15 for the Xbox One, and the patch 1.18 for the PS Vita, PS3 and PS4 are available for download. Most of this patch involves bug fixes, but it also includes arcadia and dark oak furniture. This patch also includes the Greek Mythology Mash-up DLC which includes features like different player interface, special soundtrack, a custom set for texture, and 39 additional skins. The Greek Mash-up pack costs £3.29/$3.99 and is already available on the Xbox marketplace and PSN.
Title Update 21 is released for Minecraft on XBOX One . It comes with play improvements and bug fixes, such as Redstone fixes and a fix for the horses that disappear. There is also an increase limit on the Minecart,
Minecraft developer Jens Bergensten tweets a possible update to the Minecraft character skins which involves changing the arms from four to three pixels in width. He explains that it would be an optional feature.
Mineorama, an unofficial Minecraft convention set to happen in New York on July 12-13, is postponed until further notice. Thousands of tickets are sold and Mineorama does not give any explanation or information about refunds.
Microsoft Studios’ Roger Carpenter confirms that Minecraft will run at 1080p and 60fps on both the XBox One and PS4. The graphics are not the only enhancement as the game will also support larger world sizes and map seeds up to 36 times larger than Xbox360 and PS3 versions. This enhanced version of Minecraft will be out in August 2014 at a price of $19.99.
An image of the 2015 Magic: The Gathering card designed by Notch is released, along with cards by fourteen other people in the gaming industry, such as the developers of Plants vs. Zombies and World of Warcraft. Notch’s card is called Aggressive Mining.
Shigeru Miyamoto and Shinya Takahashi, managers of Nintendo’s Analysis & Development and Software Planning & Development departments respectively, tell Kotaku that they are interested in bringing Minecraft to Wii U or 3DS:
We’ve always thought internally that using the [Wii U] GamePad would probably make for a Minecraft that’s very easy to play. And, of course, if we were to do something with Minecraft on the 3DS, similarly we would probably do it where it would be easier to play and could probably reach a lot of kids.
However, they do not give any details regarding negotiations with Mojang or a timeline for release:
Maybe we’re meeting with them [Mojang]! Who knows?
The Yogscast wins the 2012 Golden Joystick award in the Youtube Gamer of the Year category. The award is decided by votes on the Golden Joystick website.
The Yogscast becomes the first YouTube channel in the UK to reach one billion total video views.
Notch accuses the Yogscast YouTube duo of being rude to kids at Minecon 2011 and acting like they are better than the other speakers at the event:
The Yogscast does not have time to respond immediately: