Minecraft Developer Teases Skinnier Player Models

New models would be an optional feature if added in an update.

Minecraft developer Jens Bergensten has revealed several pictures of updated player character models with skinnier arms.

Posted on Twitter, the pictures showed a side-by-side comparison of the current models next to their slimmer-arm counterparts. The new models sport arms that are three pixels wide, making them one pixel thinner than the original models currently used. Bergensten described the models as a "possible feature for the future", and that they would be optional.

Earlier this month, Minecraft hit the 16 million sales mark on the PC and Mac, with total figures across mobile, console, and PC hitting 54 million units. The game is scheduled to be released in August for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PlayStation Vita.

What do you think; would you switch over to the new model? Let us know in the comments below.

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72 comments
fluffy_puppy666
fluffy_puppy666

I don't understand why anyone would play this game for more than a week. It is a pretty decent game, but it just doesn't have enough content to justify the massive hype.

lorider25
lorider25

Looking fit there Minecraft!

DAOWAce
DAOWAce

Minecraft aesthetic ruined.


But seriously, an optional skinny model would be welcome.  Good to hear!

JaiGuru
JaiGuru

The mob AI is ridiculously broken. The level generation looks like someone threw up on the biome. There's no where near enough mobs, nor are those that exist properly balanced to match player ability. There's no where near enough crafting. There's no point in having villages anymore because the broken mob AI guarantees they are unsustainable. There's not enough raw materials in the world.

But hey, we're getting skinny arms.

Give it up Mojang. You're done.

parrot_of_adun
parrot_of_adun

The original doesn't actually look anything at all like a human, so the only conclusions a sound minded person could come to on this issue are:


1. "Eh. Ok. Makes sense. I guess it's an improvement, if barely."

2. "I really don't care..."


Anything else is probably just looking to get a rise out of people or incredibly misguided.

Halo05
Halo05

Waaaaahhhhhh unrealistic body images waaaahhhhhh!

Ikthog
Ikthog

Wait a minute, aren't most guys trying to gain a pixel or two on their arms?

deadpen
deadpen

as if teens don't have enough pressure to look thin from tv and magazines now games are giving them a complex.

ferna1234
ferna1234

STOP ANOREXIA AND SKINNY MODELS!

nicolasetespqr
nicolasetespqr

OMFG I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS SINCE 1984!!!!!!!!!

Erebus
Erebus

Who gives a block?

javalino
javalino

WOW!!!! what a trash !!!!

qtmew
qtmew

IF IT IS NOT A FEMALE I AIN'T GETTING IT! 

#SocialJustice4FemGamerZ

strigon04
strigon04

I want my next-gen minecraft I only spent few hundred hours in it on three platforms so far. 

vadagar1
vadagar1

wow so thats how they spend there time?!!

how about adding villager AI or maybe new monsters instead : /



golden1elite
golden1elite

Well smaller arms, the rest is the same.

elheber
elheber

In comparison, the older model looks like a linebacker. I wouldn't mind if the slim arm model was default; the older version has the body type of a zombie and i would welcome a distinction between them.

Dexyu
Dexyu

That is not steeve is Migel!!

blackbetty1974
blackbetty1974

What I'd really like is a solid date on the X1/PS4 release. My laptop runs Minecraft like crap, and my kids have commandeered my 360. I NEED my Minecraft.

cashandchecks
cashandchecks

That aint skinier, that just the HD upgrade.

ganondorf77
ganondorf77

It's just a unit less in arms, 3 instead of 4, the rest is exactly the same.

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

lolwut. 
I bet they put a lot of time and effort into removing a few pixels from the model.

AzureBonds76
AzureBonds76

The right model is the PC version and is more high-res and has like 10 more pixels. Therefor PC gamers are slimmer and more health conscious.

Pewbert
Pewbert

That was it? Arms 1 pixel thinner? It looks better suppose, but how on earth did this make a news article?!

console_war_vet
console_war_vet

I can't wait to watch Pewdiepie's Let's Play after this releases then bash my head in with a wrench.

cgriswold1976
cgriswold1976

@fluffy_puppy666 There is TONS of content, but it relies on YOU to supply it. I have a notepad and am constantly seeing things and taking notes on what I'd like to try and create within the game. The adventuring aspect is of no appeal to me. I play for the building (in both survival and creative modes).

Poodger
Poodger

@JaiGuru Not enough raw materials in the world? Wat? A server of 12 regulars that has been running continuous for 4 years now has not even come close to running out of "raw materials". They are damn near endless. Mobs are also annoying enough as they are. I treat them as nuisances, but I also treat the game as a building simulator, not as an adventure crafting game.

Tauu
Tauu

@qtmew Boobs are too hard to render in Minecraft.

OldDirtyCR
OldDirtyCR

@qtmew They are supposed to be non gendered... I am currently using a female skin in minecraft. Stop whining

peebro69
peebro69

@qtmew This is offensive. What about if I want a non-gendered avatar? Players should be able to choose their own gender pronoun at the beginning of the game.

pokepen
pokepen

@strigon04 How the frack do you prefer console minecraft over PC minecraft? The only difference with the "next-gen" minecraft is that the worlds are larger then the earlier console ports of minecraft. The PC has infinite world size, is 4 versions ahead(and soon to be 5), and is able to utilize alot more then the console (the keyboard, modding, etc.).

blazethekid007
blazethekid007

They already added Endermites, Guardians, Elder Guardians, Bunnies, and they are updating villager AI already.

Check the facts before you look for something to complain about.

strigon04
strigon04

@pokepen @strigon04 I agree but i am the only only one in my group of friends that has it for pc, also i like controllers more than keyboards, although there are mods for that.  

Mantan911
Mantan911

@strigon04 @pokepen CONTROLERS FOR FIRST PERSON GAMES???? WHAT KIND OF BLASPHEMY IS THIS???!?!?!? J.K. But still really?

LilithN
LilithN

@Too-DementeD @pokepen someone should really invent a font-type or something for sarcasm ^^ many heated debate for nothing could be avoided by people without sense of humor...

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

@LilithN True dat. I tend to type a lot of sarcastic comments come to think of it, and many a time have people called me out on what I said, taking it as if I'm serious.