0.9.0 Update: Caves are done and skins

A quick little update after a while of no real news. Tommaso has finished adding caves to 0.9.0 and is working on increasing the performance of the game right now. The addition of infinite worlds slows the game down a bit with terrain generation, but he states that it is currently as fast as 0.8.0 if you’re standing still.Tommaso's tweet about caves being done for the MCPE 0.9.0 update
Jeb, on the other hand, tweeted that they are aiming to have skins added in for the 0.9.0 update. This really comes as no surprise since we already suspected that player skins would eventually be added to the game, just like in the PC and Xbox 360 versions.

Boats to be included in 0.9.0 update

Jeb's tweet stating that boats will probably be in the 0.9.0 Minecraft Pocket update.Not much news about the upcoming updates lately, but we finally have some more information about 0.9.0. Jeb recently tweeted that boats will probably be in the 0.9.0¬†update. This makes sense because oceans in an infinite world would be frustrating to navigate without a boat. It’s nice to see that more is going to be added to this update.

@nexypl_ Will 0.9.0 come out in Q1 2014? @_tomcc if it does, it definitely will! I think Q2 is more likely, though... maybe Q1 for the beta.After he was asked about when the update would be released, Tommaso tweeted that the 0.9.0 MCPE update is more likely to be released in quarter 2 of 2014. This means the update could possibly be released sometime between April and June. Tommaso continues to mention that the beta might be out in the first quarter of the year, so we’ve got that to look forward to.

Pumpkins and beetroots in 0.8.0, Endermen in 0.9.0.

We’ve got a few more updates on 0.8.0 and 0.9.0 to share. Pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns will be in 0.8.0, but without the ability to wear pumpkins as a helmet. Johan himself stated that¬†“They will not be wearable for now. They will be rotatable and craftable to jack o’lanterns. There are no endermens yet. :)” Continue reading

0.8 and 0.9 updates from Minecon

This years MineCon has brought with it a lot of revealed additions to the upcoming 0.8.0 update and the later 0.9.0 update. Many of these have been revealed via tweets from those who went to MineCon, along with Reddit posts after the fact.

0.8.0 Update additions mentioned:

  • Breeding
  • Snapshots of the newer version for 1000 people to test

0.9.0 Update additions mentioned:

  • Infinite worlds
  • A mob that is too large for small worlds
  • A special border biome for old worlds converted into be infinite

They’ve also confirmed that Realms will never be accessible by IP address and will always function the way it does now. Unfortunately, no pictures of these additions have been shared anywhere as of yet. Once the video of the Minecraft PE panel is posted by those who were lucky enough to go to MineCon, it will be posted, so check back.