We realize this news is disappointing to numerous of you, but there are many known reasons for this noticeable change. Firstly, we make an effort to deliver probably the most polished experience possible, and including all of the Caves & Cliffs features in the summertime update could have meant compromising on quality. And even though occasional bugs certainly are a reality of game development even, this update is wanted by us to be an incredible experience, not wreak havoc on your own meticulously crafted worlds.
Due to the magnitude of the update and the dramatic changes it brings to the Overworld all together, additionally, there are significant technical challenges we have to overcome before certain elements of the update will be ready to ship. Take the revamped world generation completely, which affects all of the mountains and caves in Minecraft. With this particular feature, we have been reshaping the Overworld completely, like the build height. Not merely do we need to consider every effect this may have on the planet but additionally how it’ll affect performance. Basically, having more stuff in the overall game slows it down and you want to avoid that also.
Technical considerations aside, we prioritize our team’s health also. We’ve arrived at recognize that to ship all of the features in the summertime we would’ve had to work extended hours; and then even, there would’ve been no guarantee that everything will be finished promptly. Lastly, working at home as we deal with the pandemic continues to be challenging – not only with regards to morale but additionally by hindering teamwork. Because our workflow is indeed collaborative and complex, not having the choice to walk to someone and have for help makes everything take longer up.
This is no easy decision, and we’re disappointed that some really exciting features are just coming later also. Still, it’s the perfect choice to help keep we healthy, happy, and in a position to deliver awesome updates for several years to come. We will be doing some deep dives in to the summer update on the coming weeks, but also for now, you could be told by us that the initial part will concentrate on some cute and fun mobs, cool items, and new blocks. There’s too much to turn to forward, and we’re working as hard once we can to create you the complete Caves & Cliffs experience.
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