Early this morning Notch shared a brief preview of a new "sky dimension" that he worked on a bit last night. The new dimension looks to be a series of floating islands. While this was something Notch was probably just toying around with initially -- or joking about -- it looks like thanks to PC Gamer's quick reporting of the tweet, he's now decided to finish it.
No other details are known about when this new sky dimension will make its way to Minecraft, but check out the screenshots below.
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Hmm...unless there are new blocks, mobs, or features, I'm not sure if this would be that great. Yeah, it looks kinda cool, but it seems that it would end up being pretty much the same as far as gameplay goes.
You guys should really realize that notch did in fact do this first to Minecraft Indev (an early version). He has not discovered "this mod" or "that mod" and is in fact responding to the huge amount of people wanting indev map generation options back.
Maybe its not a "Sky dimension"....maybe its a map generation setting....It would be awesome if we could select different types of worlds(Skylands,Underground,Islands,pits,etc) and change how the game reacts to the seed code.....
Everyone's complaining that it's "not as good/just the same as the ______ mod", but I really don't think this is the final version. Likely, this is jut an demonstration of the terrain generator, and there is much more to come. I, personally, would like to see the Nether improved on. There really isn't much to go down there for, honestly. Just Netherrack and Glowstone. There really needs to be more of a reason to go down there. Magic materials? Spells? Question mark?
I have to say this looks boring. Agree with some of the other comments that there should be new blocks, because as it stands right now it just looks like it would be a waste of time to even go up there to explore. Another thing not sure how happy I would be if all of a sudden a lava waterfall dripped on me from a floating island that I wasn't aware of.