Minecraft creators Mojang this week released the latest version of their open world game that has no specific goals for the player to accomplish. Not satisfied with just announcing Minecraft 1.7.5, Mojang also started bragging about upcoming releases.
In its brief blog post, the development team at Mojang confirmed that, shortly after the March Game Developers Conference (GDC) comes to an end, Minecraft 1.7.6 will be deployed to the public.
Not only that, but the team is hard at work coding the next major version of the Java-based game, Minecraft 1.8. For now, the devs only have a rough estimate of how the future will shape up, but the confirmation is as good as any. Here’s their wording on this:
“We are still working on snapshots for 1.8, but before 1.8 is out we already know there will be a 1.7.6 version too. Minecraft 1.7.6 will add support for the new skin system (which currently is in the 1.8 snapshots) and name changing (only the support for changing names, actually being able to change names may need to wait a little more). Minecraft 1.7.6 will be out some time after GDC in March.”
For now, Minecraft 1.7.5 is the latest version you can download on a Mac, Windows, or Linux computer. It adds mini game support for more users, includes server-side performance fixes, and lays the groundwork for Mojang’s next attempt to bring Minecraft Realms to more countries.