Microsoft has made some huge announcements regarding Minecraft lately. Today, the company is toning it down a bit, but is still rolling out a major update for Xbox One and Xbox 360 users. The latest release adds a bunch of new items and features to the game on Microsoft’s own platform.

We’ll get to the new additions shortly, but first, Microsoft has also tweaked the game itself. The company says Minecraft on Xbox now uses less memory thank to enhancements to the interface. Developer Mojang says the game should feel smoother even in intensive situations. Additionally, there are seven new achievements to play for.

Of course, the most important thing is additional items and features. With that in mind, this update is well stocked. There are several new animals, blocks, buildings, and other things to find.

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Take a look at the full changelog below:

  • 7 new achievements
  • New interface engine which saves significant memory and boosts performance
  • Llamas
  • Parrots
  • Woodland Mansion
  • Treasure Maps
  • Observer Block
  • Totem of Undying
  • Illagers, Vindicator, Vex and Evoker
  • Bouncy beds
  • Dyeable beds
  • Option to change Biomes size to match other platforms

Sure, this is not the biggest update we’ve ever seen, but it is solid. We like some of the new additions, especially the parrots that will now be flying around.

Minecraft Announcements

Microsoft went big with Minecraft at E3 2017 earlier in the month. The company introduced native 4K capabilities for the game, which will allow users to play the game in UHD on PC and the upcoming Xbox One X.

Also at the event, Microsoft revealed true cross-platform gameplay for Minecraft. The game is playable across PC, Xbox, mobile, and Nintendo Switch. Cross Play allows gamers to share across devices and play with each other.

Sony declined to be part of the cross-play format and later explained why the PS4 is not included.

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