Developer Mojang has finally announced the coming of a great update of its Minecraft: Console Edition, the year's largest update indeed. It cited four big new features: End Cities, Elytra, Lingering Potions and Amplified terrain, a feature that has been in the PC edition for a long time. This update will come up in late December, very much in time for the holiday season.
According to Engadget, the Minecraft December update also brings improvements to UI and some new items, status effects, blocks and mobs. These are in addition to the aforementioned updates.
With this Minecraft latest update, Mojang has given a preview and said that there will be more new features. He has not given any notion on the details, but it will surely surprise the players when it goes live. There is one critical part of the Combat Update that has not yet been confirmed for consoles: the actual updates to combat.
The Combat Update revamped the game's combat system dramatically, adding shields, having two hands for the players with many other changes that were not universally well-received. There has been no advice whether such changes will also be included in the console editions. Hence, there are still a lot of things to look forward to with this Minecraft update.
This Minecraft holiday update is intensely exciting for PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U players. The game can utilize the majority of the features already available in PC edition, except the few recent additions like haunted houses.
This holiday update is free to all owners of Minecraft: Console Edition. There are also recent updates in Windows 10 and Pocket editions of Minecraft that made those versions nearly on par with the original Java version. Moreover, Minecraft is scheduled to hit Apple TV before the year ends.