Mojang Studios, developer of Minecraft, is reorganizing Minecraft's blocky world to make it more accessible for millions of users.
The long-awaited update titled 'Caves and Cliffs' will see the engine form deeper caves and higher mountains that players can explore. It will also introduce new flora and fauna.
The procedural generation is used to create forests, rivers and caves across a Minecraft world. Minecraft has created environments such as deserts and oceans over the past 12 years. However, Mojang's developers are expanding the world's upper and lower limits to create peaks and valleys previously not possible in the game.
Every month, Minecraft is played by over 100 million people. Minecraft is a low-fi, blocky game that players can build on from a variety of servers. During the covid-19 pandemic, students at UC Berkeley held a virtual graduation ceremony in a Minecraft server. Players have rebuilt and rebuilt the famous Harry Potter castle at Hogwarts. It is difficult to find a famous building, real or fictional, that doesn't exist on Minecraft servers.
Kurt Squire, an instructor at University of California Irvine, said that "it literally is the playground, the sandbox that they grew up in." It is their playground, the sandbox they grew up playing. This is partly why Minecraft's success has been so great. Minecraft has no goals or tasks. There is an optional final boss. You choose what to build or explore. There's a risk that the game will become too difficult for new players. Agnes Larsson, Minecraft Game Director, said that this is something Mojang Studios spends a lot time thinking about. While the team is keen to continue developing Minecraft for "many years to come", Larsson stated that they must maintain the foundation principles of Minecraft.