Minecraft "Horse Update" launching next week

1.6 update adds horses, donkeys, and mules to open-ended sandbox game; fixes numerous bugs.

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The 1.6 update for Minecraft--dubbed "Horse Update"--will launch July 1, Mojang announced today.

As its name suggests, Horse Update brings horses to the world of Minecraft, as well as donkeys and mules. The update also adds horse armor, hay bales, blocks of coal, and carpets, among other new game elements

The Horse Update will also fix a number of Minecraft bugs, including an issue that kept players from hitting mobs while jumping on horses.

For more, check out the full 1.6 pre-release notes on Mojang's website.

Yesterday, Minecraft for PC/Mac/Linux crossed 11 million in life-to-date sales. A new version of the game is currently in development for Xbox One.

Discussion

119 comments
depman1972
depman1972

is the 360 getting this update, or is this pc version

Gondorei
Gondorei

Since they said New Version of Minecraft coming out for Xbox One. It looks like they are going to stop updates once the Xbox one edition comes out. So don't hope for a horse update with your current system. 

xhawk27
xhawk27

So when is the Xbox 360 version getting horses? 


Mega_Loser
Mega_Loser

i do hope FTB is updated soon aften the vanilla update.

DrKill09
DrKill09

How about a good graphics and gameplay update? 

Urizen5
Urizen5

When i migrated my account over for Scrolls I noticed i purchased Minecraft in the summer of 2010. I've been playing this game nearly everyday for 3 years!! Wow.












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Fursnake
Fursnake

At first I read the headline as "Horse Launching Update Next Week" and I was like WTF?!

*chuckles at self*

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

I don't think this game is relavent enough anymore to be that big a deal on another Xbox. It is awesome still but not something to go insane over or consider a new console over. Project Spark on the other hand looks very impressive. I am a hell of a lot more interested in that. Good thing its coming to the 360 because there is nothing anyone could conjure up that would get me excited for or consider getting an Xbox One.

silvergol
silvergol

Skyrim,Minecraft mods so much fun!.

catsimboy
catsimboy

Read 'Norse Update' before I clicked the link, saw the article, now I'm severely disappointed.

beuneus12
beuneus12

horses and donkeys

should call it 'mule' update

fastharry
fastharry

Unless it's horse armor on Oblivion, don't bother me,,,

bmart970
bmart970

Cool, now update the Xbox version.

Anxiety21
Anxiety21

I still don't get this game.  There must be some kind of addictive property given off by the 1980's pixelated graphics.  I'm very confused on this one lol

Rattlesnake_8
Rattlesnake_8

@Gondorei I don't see the stopping all updates. The game is insanely popular and one way they will have a huge backlash online is the stop all updates, The 360 version still hasn't caught up to the PC version, and the mobile version is behind the 360 version so they still have lots of work to do.

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

@DrKill09 Yep this would come from the guy predicting Nintendo's downfall for 3 generations... No respect for well designed games at all. Minecraft is one of the best games to come out this generation.

Vegna_Infamous
Vegna_Infamous

@DrKill09 

There is nothing wrong with Minecraft graphics. Its a full sandbox game that could very well go on forever. Increasing the graphics would require more power from the player's respective video card and not everyone has a good computer. Minecraft is great cause its accessible to almost everyone, already has awesome gameplay and the world is almost infinite depending on what server you play on. A lot of cool stuff is being added and also to mention, every single update, download content, is free!

DrKill09
DrKill09

@Urizen5 Wow, you have no life, or a taste in games.

I've been playing Duke 3d nonstop for 18 years.  Beat that!

ryan0991
ryan0991

@WingChopMasta "I don't think this game is relavent enough anymore to be that big a deal on another Xbox."

You thought wrong. This game is still hugely popular.

Wraith3
Wraith3

@Anxiety21 I totally agree. That is until my 10yo. nephew got the 360 version a few weeks ago. It's really addictive building all kind of crazy things. The only thing I don't like is that they should have had more dungeons with rare things, more enemies, etc. It still feels like an unfinished game. I have fun playing it with him, but I don't think I'd be playing it myself. Every time I load the game he has filled one of my buildings with pigs, chickens, etc.

Sam_021
Sam_021

@Anxiety21

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MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

@Anxiety21 Shh, don't tell anyone I told you but it's a cult in here, we worship the Notch.....just don't drink the Cool Aid, it's spiked.....

XIntoTheBlue
XIntoTheBlue

@Anxiety21 Yeah, I didn't get it either, but I eventually gave it a shot. It's fun, but not in long stretches. I played Terraria first, which got me interested in Minecraft because the 2D aspect of Terraria seemed limiting to me. However, Minecaft can only go on for so long before everything looks the same, especially the cave exploration. For this reason, I am actually excited for a game called Cube World that's in development.

Adavanter
Adavanter

@Anxiety21 Depends on how you want to approach it. I prefer Terraria myself simply because it seems to have more of a goal. Obtain better weapons and armor to defeat crazy strong bosses while surviving in a harsh world.

Minecraft is more free form. Obtain better weapons and tools to survive in a world. Or build in a monster free world with unlimited resources.

koospetoors
koospetoors

@Anxiety21 Its like Lego, basically. If you found that addictive as heck during your childhood then Minecraft will provide countless hours of fun.

Its also one of the more relaxing games out there, makes for a fantastic change of pace when you get burnt out on killing your kazillionth enemy in your bajillionth shooter.

bmart970
bmart970

@Anxiety21 I didn't get it, and then I played it. It's a lot of fun. I don't play it often, but it's enjoyable to do occasionally. 

barleybosh
barleybosh

@chapnzaba @xhawk27 They said they weren't going to add any of the newer features found in this patch and after, to the X360 version of Minecraft.  All the newer content is going to be saved for the Xbox One edition of Minecraft.  Sorry bro :\

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

@Vegna_Infamous @DrKill09 I play Minecraft with my Brother, it's Good gameplay but, I feel boring when I play it because the GRAPHICS & There is no Natural Sounds, Like Birds, Air & others sounds!!!

Urizen5
Urizen5

@DrKill09 @Urizen5 Can't really compare. You played that long living in the delusional fantasy of Duke Forever.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

@koospetoors @Anxiety21 I'll let you in on a little secret. 2 games that are really relaxing for me. Actually both are made by the same developers. Try out ICO and Shadow of the Colossus. Sure, you will have some enemies to kill, but not many at all.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

@bmart970@Anxiety21- I didn't get it either. Bought Terraria, and became addicted for 40-hours. Then, lost all interest again... 

I can't seem to peak an interest in Minecraft. But Terraria I could see feverishly returning to next time I want to build a cool fort..

 

Matyb2001uk
Matyb2001uk

Wow, what a load of bulls**t.  Try checking 4J studios twitter once in a while:

4J Studios @4JStudios 10 Jun

@SkyyzVenom Yes, we will continue making updates after the release of #MinecraftXbox1 for both the 360 and One Edition

kouji03
kouji03

@Gondorei @kouji03 @barleybosh @chapnzaba @xhawk27 oh well at least i have the pc minecraft i dont play it too much though but its still fun from time to time if you have someone to play it with. Damn MS same price with pc different support sigh..

Gondorei
Gondorei

@kouji03 @barleybosh @chapnzaba @xhawk27 Well honestly you shouldn't expect that from Microsoft. It's how this system works and I already knew something like this was going to happen when they decided to release minecraft for 360

kouji03
kouji03

@barleybosh @chapnzaba @xhawk27 wow shouldnt they support the xbox 360 even if its just the minecraft game? it was paid for already its like they are forcing us to buy xbox one and minecraft again... The pc was a better investment for this game huh :/ 

digits52
digits52

@Poison-tooth geez another one, put down the silly putty .. knock ur sand castles over, shake ur etch a sketch, and bam!.. repeat