Notch has just unloaded what appears to be a week's worth of Minecraft information that only E3 can produce. We're here to give you the break down.
MineCon 2011 / Minecraft RTM Release Notch has stated that MineCon and the official release date of Minecraft may need to be moved, as the previous date of 11/11/11 is apparently all sold out for venues. We'll discuss more on this as we get the information.
New Games (Minecraft Pocket Edition, Unnamed Xbox Version) Mojang is working on two new versions of Minecraft, Minecraft: Pocket Edition, which will debut exclusively on the Sony-Ericsson Xperia Play, and a yet-to-be-namedversion for the Xbox 360, via Xbox Live Arcade.
Minecraft 1.7 - The Adventure Update The next major update to Minecraft for PC is being referred to as "The Adventure Update". Notch has stated that this update will focus on making exploration more rewarding, as well as combat. They are also going to be adding in Pistons, as long as play test works out as expected.
Modding Support Starting in 1.7 Modding has always been a big part of the community, and with 1.7 it will have an official route of support. A very select few people will be receiving the full, unobfuscated source code of Minecraft, presumably after many signatures and NDA's are signed.
Those mod developers who are interested should be able to work up some absolutely amazing mods once the Modding Support rolls out in a more generalized release.
Sweet, mod support. I hope Millianaire is one of the few, as it always get updated more often then Minecolony.I wish it was more like Civ 5 styled of downloading mods, Where you can download them from a browser, that way people who don't actually go into the forums can now download mods straight from Minecraft. All Minecraft have to do is give them the patch notes and the updated files before a new patch have been released so they could be up to date from day 1 of each patch.
^This man speaks the truth...On a note unrelated to that, I can't wait to see if Cobwebs and Sponges are coming back...Or, even better, probably a Portable 3x3 crafting grid or a Lantern with Glowstone... I have an Idea for that one...[Iron ingot] [iron ingot][iron ingot][glass][glowstone dust][glass][iron ingot][iron ingot][iron ingot]I think it would work...
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*build giant castle of cobblestone* * Choses to live in the mine itself*
*Sees Enderman, Pulls out Blaze Rod, and charges*