Minecraft to release intermediary patch in June
Best-selling Xbox Live Arcade title Minecraft will receive its first update this June. Currently, the patch is in certification testing, but developers 4J Studios are hopeful this will not take too long.
The release will address minor glitches and will feature, amongst others, the addition of configurable autosave options.
Full additions are:
- Added autosave, the ability to turn this off or set it from 15 minutes to up to 2 hours in 15 minute increments.
- Split sensitivity controls in game and in menu.
- Added Interface Opacity slide controls.
- Added gamertag display in split-screen, including the option to turn it off.
- Added an option in the settings menu to enable or disable the in-game hints.
- Added option in the settings to enable or disable tooltips.
- Added co-ordinate display to in-game map.
- Added new sections in the How to play on multiplayer, sharing screenshots and what’s new.
- Added a warning message when attempting to place lava near a spawn area.
Frustratingly for some, the update does not appear to contain all of the features offered for the PC version in update 1.7.3, but there are rumours that they may just be preparing for this release.
Full details of the fixes and the new features can be found here.