The show will “answer pertinent questions about what the rest of Mojang Studios have been working on all year”.
Minecon – which has been rebranded as Minecraft Live – will take place on 3rd October 2020.
In an update on the official blog, Mojang’s Sofia Dankis explained that while the Minecraft Festival has been delayed to 2022, the online event Minecraft Live will proceed next month virtually.
“Minecraft Live is the new version of our annual live show, which has had many names such as MINECON Live and MINECON Earth,” Dankis said (thanks, PC Gamer). “Why the name change? Would you ask rap superstar and underrated actor Sean Combs a.k.a P. Diddy a.a.k.a Puff Daddy that? No, you would not.
“Due to the impact of Covid-19, Mojang Studios has delayed Minecraft Festival until 2022 and will no longer be involved with official community events,” Dankis added. “Until then, we’re going to bring the party directly to your device and we’ve got all of our usual goodies lined up for you! Join us on Minecraft.net/live for updates, mob votes, news, and delightful banter. Oh, and chickens. Lots and lots of chickens.”
The show – which hopes to “answer pertinent questions about what the rest of Mojang Studios have been working on all year” – goes live at 5pm UK time (6pm CET, 9am PT).
In related news, the seed for Minecraft’s fabled pack.png image – dubbed “the most iconic image in Minecraft history” – has finally been found, letting all players explore the world it was taken from.
As Wes reported yesterday, if you’ve ever played Minecraft Java Edition, you probably recognise this image: it depicts a grassy hill with trees and a beach with a waterfront. This image, called pack.png in the game files, is seen in two places in Minecraft: in the resource pack selection screen, where the image is shown as the icon for the default resource pack of Minecraft, and on the server selection screen, when it is shown in black and white when a host has not selected an icon for their server.
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