The MINECON event has just been and gone and with it came new details for Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta
and the various versions of Minecraft: Pocket Edition
. We covered details of the Boss Update a month ago
but now Mojang has revealed further details that includes information on Add-Ons.
With Add-Ons, you’ll be able to experiment with remixing components of entities or characters in the game. By editing simple text files, anyone can tweak Minecraft itself to add enormous explosions to tiny chickens or make villagers run at lightning speed to chase away any new monster mob you choose to create. Worlds you create with Add-Ons can be shared with others directly or uploaded to your Realms and accessed anytime, anywhere.
For those wanting to see an example of what the Add-Ons can do before trying them out for themselves, Mojong will be providing free downloadable examples via Minecraft.net
once the update goes live. Included in the examples will be the "Alien Invasion" Add-On, that was showcased at E3 earlier this year, and also the first community-created Add-On, Castle Siege, which was put together by creators SethBling, BlockWorks and the Mindcrack crew.
Lastly, those who would prefer being able to use their Xbox controller will have the option to do so via Bluetooth while playing the Gear VR
and Windows 10 editions of the game.
Here's a quick video showcasing the upcoming content to come:
The Boss Update and Add-Ons will be coming to the Windows 10 and various Pocket Editions of Minecraft
on October 18th.