Minecraft delays Adventure, releases Pistons

Oh, Minecraft. When will you ever be finished? (Hint: The answer is not 11/11/11…)

Today brings more news about the upcoming 1.7 patch for the game, with developer Notch announcing that it will be released “soon”, and bringing with it the eagerly-awaited pistons, a few bug fixes and …not much else, really.


Some of the friendly faces from Minecraft

That’s hardly a bad thing, though – Minecraft players are already a pretty creative, clever bunch, who’ve figured out some very impressive things using the tools that are already in the game. Adding pistons opens up the ability to move blocks, meaning simple doors are now possible, and the functionality will extend all the way up to complex, motion-driven machines.

What Notch goes on to explain, however, is the fact the anticipated “Adventure” update has been pushed back a little. While it was planned for the 1.7 release, it’s now part of the 1.8 update.

It might be a long wait, but it will be worth it!

…then, once 1.8 is out and in our hot little hands, Notch and Mojang will be focussing on the game’s full release, planned for November. And – while the team might have had great plans, the game’s not going to be finished for the 11th.

The release date is almost certainly changed to sometime the week after 11/11/11, and we’re working hard on setting that up. We want to make a big spectacle out of the release where we involve fans and celebrate it properly.

No release date has been given for the 1.7 patch for Minecraft at this stage, but when Notch says “soon”, he’s generally pretty true to his word. Stay tuned!

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