The biggest update that Minecraft has ever seen is almost here, and after being announced at last years Minecraft Live 2020, but it’s going to be coming in two parts rather than all at once.
Minecraft is one of the largest games ever to grace the gaming space, and will most likely continue to hold that title for many years, since it truly is an evergreen game that anyone from any age can get into and dedicate hours of their life to. Last year, fans got their first look at the biggest update to the game since the already well received Nether Update with the Caves and Cliffs update.
Since then however, the update was delayed, and subsequently divided into two different parts. The first, we now know, is officially set to launch on June 8, 2021 for Minecraft: Bedrock Edition and Minecraft: Java Edition. Part one of the update will include three new mobs in mountain goats, glow squid, and axolotl along with upwards of 91 different blocks for players to use and experiment with. Mojang also released a series of videos to further explain some of the updates, like this one focused on the new mobs here.
It is worth noting that there is no word on whether or not we’ll be seeing a fully optimized Xbox Series X|S version of Minecraft, with all the graphical upgrades and ray-traced bells and whistles available on PC. However, with this only being the first half of a very large update that still has yet to see its second half release, its likely that we could see an Xbox Series X|S upgrade release along side part two of the Caves and Cliffs update.
The new update will be available on all platforms, which includes Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, Stadia, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, macOS, and Linux, and you can start downloading it on June 8, 2021.