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The Minecraft 1.3 update will be released August 1, 2012, developer Mojang has announced.

The highly anticipated update features a huge number of changes, as the development team explains.

"The most dramatic change is that we've kicked out single-player, and made it a shell on top of multi-player. There are two major benefits to this: first, it's required for the modding api if we don't want to have multiple implementations of every mod, and second, if we fix a bug in single-player, we know the bug is fixed in multi-player, too. Previously we had to fix bugs both in relation to single-player and multi-player."


There update list is so long that we're not going to post it here, but Mojang has kindly listed everything on its website, broken down into the good, the bad and the ugly.

One of the most obvious negatives of the update is the increased load on CPU, which won't be fixed until the 1.4 update.

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Hooded

GREAT news, looking forward to the update, to be honest they churned it out a lot quicker than I thought.
Posted 06:17 on 06 July 2012
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Clockpunk

Alas no (for the moment, at least) - that has a separate development roadmap planned out (but should hopefully incorporate these new features by summer next year).
Posted 19:24 on 05 July 2012
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DeadWorld

Is this for Xbox 360 Minecraft Edition?
Posted 18:49 on 05 July 2012
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Clockpunk

The 360 Edition cannot catch up soon enough... it really is amazing how such a simple concept could take off to the extent MC has... all they need now are a redstone firework launcher (which I am lobbying hard for ;))
Posted 15:44 on 05 July 2012

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Release Date: 18/11/2010
Developer: Mojang
Publisher: Mojang
Genre: Simulation
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