- Mojang Studios has just released a new snapshot for Minecraft, featuring the Vote Update that allows players to make their own decisions!
- Studio Wildcard has revealed its roadmap for ARK: Survival Evolved, with an exciting new intermediary product and a new expansion pack in the works!
- Valheim has also released a new patch to address some issues, including a fix for Xbox consoles where worlds were reset to Day 1.
- And if you're a Project Zomboid fan, get ready for Build 42 with improvements like a deeper crafting system and server-side multiplayer!
Mojang Studios has released a new snapshot called the Vote Update for Minecraft, allowing players to have even more choices in the game. The snapshot has been in the works since early 2017 and introduces voting as a way to change the laws of Minecraft.
The voteable features include a wide range of options such as beelloons, zombie mode, French mode, rabbit transformation, haunted world, exploding pistons, and more. The update is available for Minecraft: Java Edition and can be downloaded right now.
Gamers enjoy making decisions, and the fact that Mojang Studios is ready to give the players that power demonstrates how much they value their community, according to Professor Apreel Dre of Sillington University.
The snapshot includes multiple new features that are too good to be included in mainstream releases, exciting countdowns, and minimal chances of vote results destroying your world. However, players are advised to back up their world and/or run the snapshot in a different folder from their main worlds as snapshots can corrupt your world.
Studio Wildcard, the developers of the popular survival game ARK: Survival Evolved, have revealed their roadmap for the next year. To guarantee optimal quality, the team will push back ARK 2's release to the end of 2024. Instead, the group will produce an intermediate Unreal Engine 5 ARK product dubbed ARK: Survival Ascended, which will be made available by the end of August 2023 on Xbox Series S/X, PC, and PlayStation 5. The updated edition will encompass cross-platform multiplayer, modding, and novel refinements.
Studio Wildcard has stated that they would release a new ARK canonical-story expansion pack in the fourth quarter of 2023, following the launch of ARK: Survival Ascended. Further information about the four new beings included in the DLC will be disclosed by the crew later in the year.
Furthermore, the team plans to relaunch ARK: Mobile at the end of the year as a completely revamped product based on the Switch codebase, including new features and content, non-cannon maps, and the expansion packs will be released over time into this revamped version.
The game development squad rolled out an update, 0.214.300, on March 29th to tackle various in-game problems. The patch contains minor UI performance fixes and a bug fix that occurs when rebinding keys. However, the most notable fix in this patch was for Xbox consoles where worlds were reset to Day 1 when they reached a certain size.
The team is deeply sorry for the inconvenience and loss of progress this issue caused, but they are confident that progress can now be restored using the "Manage saves" section in the main menu if sufficient data backups are available. The team also plans to rework the versioning for upcoming patches to avoid any confusion.
Project Zomboid's creators have detailed their intentions for Build 42, the forthcoming significant upgrade for the acclaimed survival title.
The update will include four main pillars: moving much of the multiplayer system server-side to give servers more control and less hackability. The first stage of the multiplayer work has already been completed, with player inventories transferred to the server. The team is now delving deep into the second stage, which will see all operations of player inventories, such as building and foraging, also move into server control.
In addition to the main pillars, the developers are working on other items for Build 42, including fishing, a farming revamp, and map expansion. The update will also include an adaptive music system, which will adjust the music intensity parameter based on in-game events, reflecting the more exciting and calm moments in the game in a better and more organized way.