To those unaware; about a year ago, there was some serious talk about a menu redesign for Minecraft- mainly the bedrock editions, as closely integrated with it was a Java framework that would make Modding for the Bedrock editions significantly easier. There were teasers from it during a conference, as well as official blog posts with downloadable kits that allow people to give their input and create their own menu designs.
However, since the initial influx of updates on this, there's been complete radio silence, and as someone who was looking forward to this huge change for the game, i'm pretty disappointed with the silence.
For one, i find the interface of Bedrock to be incredibly underwhelming. It's Java's UI, but worse looking and less responsive- menu transitions don't even happen in the framerate the rest of the game runs at. User Experience is severely hindered against Java due to the lack of flexibility, and how once-simple options are no longer accessible nearly as easily. I was expecting this to fix every issue i have with Bedrock's UI, which was one of the biggest personal turnoffs from Bedrock being my mainly-played versions [at least regarding Vanilla MC]. It has everything going for it, the Xbox integration, the social features like the friends list, it makes everything i want [/i]to do easier, but makes everything i do currently [/i]far less intuitive and enjoyable. Which is why i was looking forward to the redesign. And yet; silence.
Where is it, Mojang? The interface is the thing in most need of maintenance for the Bedrock edition. And yet, as far as i've heard there hasn't even been a "Yes it's happening, we're still doing it, it's still being done". Should i just assume it's cancelled at this point?
Oh, for those looking for what the design was, and the conference itself, the main video i'd direct people to is here;
There's a lot of just other gameplay but scrub through and you'll get the important bits.