Today Mojang finally announced the title of the upcoming major update for its ultra-popular sandbox game Minecraft.
The update was revealed all the way back in October at Minecraft Live, but simply numbered 1.20 without an official title. Said title has been announced today during the Minecraft Monthly livestream, and it's "Trails and Tales."
According to vanilla Minecraft Game Director Agnes Larsson, the update is all about self-expression, storytelling, and world-building, and it's the Journey (IE: our "Trails") that ties it all together.
At the moment, a release date for the update has not been announced just yet, but some of its elements are already available to test in snapshots and betas.
We've already seen the new blocks that will make their way into Minecraft with the update, alongside the cherry blossom biome, the Sniffer mob, and the new Archaeology feature. At the moment, we don't yet know if the feature list is locked or there's more to the update that Mojang hasn't revealed just yet.
If you're not familiar with Minecraft, it's a massively-popular sandbox game currently published by Microsoft following its acquisition of Mojang on pretty literally every platform with a chip inside. I'd list them for you, but I've honestly lost count. The latest major patch, The Wild Update, was released a while ago, so the times are quite mature for something new.
We're also waiting for its younger brother, Minecraft Legends, which isn't a sandbox game. Yet, it brings back the world, the characters, and the aesthetic for a charming action real-time-strategy game. It's coming for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC on April 18, 2023. Of course, it'll also be included on Game Pass.