Stat tracking, wolves come to Minecraft this week

Indie hit Minecraft is due for an update this week, giving players a few more features to tinker around with.

Creator Markus “Notch” Persson announced via Twitter that “The plan is to release 1.4 this week.” Patch 1.4 includes a stat-tracking system and the (rather random) addition of wolves. Because games can never have enough wolves.

Looking past this update, Notch reveals on his blog that he will “spend some time figuring out exactly what to do with the modding, which should result in a nice modding API.”

Plenty more reasons for Minecraft fans to stick around, then.