Mojang has been rolling out some new snapshot builds for “Minecraft” at a rather fast pace. The latest build, dubbed as the “Minecraft” snapshot 15w36d, this week brings bug fixes to stabilize some of the issues.
The developer has identified five bugs fixed in the latest Mojang blog update. Among these is the resolution of the Two Handed bug, wherein the offhand map does not update has been fixed. Also, Iron Golem no longer attacks peaceful mobs and players for no reason. Players now will no longer fall into the void and the End Void will not deal damage to the player.
Regular updates for “Minecraft” has been ongoing since its creation. This has allowed the game to grow to what it was today, in part due to the feedback of the community. However, a common question for the franchise is if it will ever have a 2.0 version, in the same way other titles have grown exponentially with follow-up or annual iterations of the titles. It also appears like a proper next step, considering that Microsoft has already acquired the title.
Speaking to Fortune, it seems that this is not in the cards for “Minecraft,” at least not while Microsoft is in charge. With the popularity of “Minecraft” very well-known and felt among its audience, Microsoft accounts this for the game’s highly being in tune with what its fans want.
“Our team at Redmond has been working with the Stockholm team to continue that step-based development style, rather than releasing a ‘Minecraft 2.0,’” said Matt Booty, corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios.
Microsoft has also planned out some big goals for “Minecraft,” which includes seeing it expand to other platforms. Recently, fans saw the release of “Minecraft Windows 10 Beta Edition.” This introduced the capability to play across platforms, specifically between the Windows 10 PC and mobile devices.
But the biggest project of all so far would have to be the MinecraftEdu. This collaboration has been in development between Mojang and TeacherGaming, spread out in 40 countries and used by over 5,000 teachers. Taking good advantage of the popularity of “Minecraft” among children, Minecraft Education aims to bring the game into the classroom so it can boost creativity and productivity in line with the kids’ and schools’ interests.