Following months of previews shared by Jasper, a preview of the new Minecraft textures is now available. Available for Minecraft: Java Edition players, Mojang are looking for your feedback. "For the last few months our talented pixel artists have been tweaking Minecraft's looks, updating the appearance of the game for sparkly 2017 eyes. But these aren't changes we're making lightly – we want your feedback before we even consider adding them to the game.".
- The last Minecraft: Java Edition 1.13 Snapshot of 2017 has been released, bringing more features to the new Tags system and dozens of bug fixes.
- Jens has started work on the new Minecraft Mob, Mob B, "The Monster of the Night Skies" which won the fan vote at MINECON Earth 2017.
- The trailer for the final episode of Minecraft Story Mode Season 2 is now available to watch. The final episode is available to download on Tuesday, December 19th. "Jesse and gang may have escaped the Underneath, but are they in time to save the Overworld? Will the Admin pull off his dastardly deception? Can Jesse’s beloved Beacontown survive his iron rule? Will everyone live to see the end of the season this time?!"
- There's more new Realms content this week, to keep you busy over the Christmas holidays: Snowbound by The Nice Elves, Sorcerer's Book 2 by CmdBlockPL Team and Raft Clash by SirBenet.