Minecraft Set To Receive First Title Update

By DavieMarshall, 4 years ago
Minecraft has now been available on the Marketplace for less than a week, but it would appear that the title is set to receive a fairly substantial and important update any time soon. This sets a healthy tone for the unprecedented number of updates required by the title to keep it 'true to it's roots'.

4J Studios revealed that they would be looking to update Minecraft to the equivalent of PC version 1.7.3. This should bring in the following items according to a source:

Pistons.
Fixed clay generation.
Flint and Steel or redstone is now required to trigger TNT.
Fences can be stacked.
Added Shears.
Redstone wire now will connect to a repeater.
Shears can be used to pick up leaf blocks.
Shears can be used to shear sheep without hurting them
Sheep no longer drop wool from being punched, only from being killed when they are unsheared.
New textures for Cobblestone and Brick blocks.
Silverfish skin was added (for Beta 1.8).
There's no word on the intended date that this update will land, but we will of course pass the info along as soon as we know more about it.