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Minecraft Update Released, Skins, Servers & Mods [UPDATE]

By Staff Reporter | October 15, 2014 11:05 PM EDT


Title Update 19 for Microsoft on the Xbox 360 has been released, Ordoh reports.

Microsoft's purchase of Minecraft and its developer, Mojang, has spurred rumors of future changes in game updates, skins, servers and mods.

The purchase will cost Microsoft $2.5 billion, PC Advisor reports.

Minecraft: Xbox One Edition is scheduled for a Nov. 18 release date launch, with a $19.99 price tag.

Minecraft's 1.8 update took a total of ten months to complete for developer Mojang, the US Finance Post reports, leaving many gamers wondering about possible delays that held its release date back.

The game's developers are in talks with Microsoft, which is expected to acquire the popular game for $2 billion. It was released on last week as part of its release date launch, but a few gamers on social media sites have already took to complaining with some of the update's features.

Minecraft developer Mojang Studios released a gameplay snapshot of "The Bountiful Update" for the game's 1.8 update.

"It's time for us to pre-release the next major Minecraft update he Bountiful Update! This will bring Minecraft to version 1.8, and should be officially be published in the launcher on Tuesday, September 2. This is the update that to date has taken the longest time to create (over 300 days), and is the result of many, many changes," Jens Bergensten of Mojang Studios wrote in the company's blog, the Ecumenical News reports.

"These changes consist of both new features, and large game structure changes such as replacing the hard-coded 'block renderer' with a system that is able to read block shapes from data files, or performance enhancements such as multi-threading the client-side chunk rendering. We hope you will enjoy it!"


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