We all know this information is disappointing to a lot of you, however there are a number of causes for this transformation. Firstly, we try to ship essentially the most polished expertise potential, and together with all of the Caves & Cliffs options in the summertime replace would have meant compromising on high quality. And though occasional bugs are a actuality of recreation improvement, we would like this replace to be an incredible expertise, not wreak havoc in your meticulously crafted worlds.
Due to the magnitude of this replace and the dramatic modifications it brings to the Overworld as an entire, there are additionally important technical challenges we have to overcome earlier than sure components of the replace are able to ship. Take the utterly revamped world era, which impacts all of the caves and mountains in Minecraft. With this function, we’re utterly reshaping the Overworld, together with the construct top. Not solely do now we have to contemplate each impact this will have on the world but in addition the way it will have an effect on efficiency. Mainly, having extra stuff within the recreation additionally slows it down and we wish to keep away from that.
Technical issues apart, we additionally prioritize our group’s well being. We’ve come to appreciate that to ship all of the options in the summertime we’d’ve needed to work very lengthy hours; and even then, there would’ve been no assure that all the things could be completed on time. Lastly, working from residence as we address the pandemic continues to be difficult – not simply by way of morale but in addition by hindering teamwork. As a result of our workflow is so complicated and collaborative, not having the choice to stroll as much as somebody and ask for assist makes all the things take longer.
This was not a straightforward resolution, and we’re additionally disenchanted that some actually thrilling options are solely coming later. Nonetheless, it’s the very best option to preserve our group wholesome, joyful, and in a position to ship superior updates for a few years to return. We will likely be performing some deep dives into the summer time replace over the approaching weeks, however for now, we are able to inform you that the primary half will give attention to some cute and enjoyable mobs, cool objects, and new blocks. There’s lots to look ahead to, and we’re working as arduous as we are able to to carry you your complete Caves & Cliffs expertise.