Minecraft Weekly Wrap Up - May 21
It’s been an eventful week around the Minecraft world, with new events, more progress toward The Wild update, and plenty more.
To catch up on all the latest news, here we’ll wrap up all the most important things that have happened around Minecraft this week.
Minecraft 1.19 The Wild Pre-Release 1 Update Arrives
The very first pre-release of Minecraft 1.19, The Wild update, launched for Java Edition this week. In its release, Mojang shared that these pre-releases will be a much more common drop in the future.
While pre-releases won’t share the same Wednesday release date each week like Snapshot updates or the same regularity, Mojang made it clear that players will see more of them in the coming months. Over this time, the Minecraft 1.19 content is tweaked and improved leading up to launch.
For everything you need to know about Minecraft 1.19 Pre-Release 1, including its massive patch notes, read more here.
Minecraft Accessibility Moves Forward with EyeMine
Accessibility has been an important part of Minecraft for Mojang for years, and new innovations are arriving all the time to improve this aspect of the game. This week Mojang took the time to release an interview about a major pillar of Minecraft accessibility, a program called EyeMine.
EyeMine utilizes eye-tracking software to translate to inputs in Minecraft. This lets players enjoy the game without needing to use a mouse, keyboard, or controller. This program is entirely free for those with a Minecraft account and offers support for many different eye-trackers.
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Minecraft Now Expands on Minecraft 1.19: The Wild Update
Each month Mojang gives fans the opportunity to catch up with the progress of Minecraft directly from the game’s developers themselves, and also enjoy some entertaining content along the way.
This program is called Minecraft Now, a monthly show that covers a ton of content around the game. This week we got the chance to catch up with some more details about Minecraft 1.19: The Wild Update. This was, of course, courtesy of the new Minecraft Now May episode.
This episode featured tons of awesome concept art for the upcoming update which alone makes it worth a watch. Beyond this, we also got some background details on changes and enhancements for the update. As the cherry on top, the team also offered plenty of other behind-the-scenes looks at animations and more.
For those not quite on the Minecraft 1.19 hype train, the team also put together some awesome community highlights. No matter which content creator is your personal favorite, it's one everyone can enjoy.
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