Minecraft 1.7 update to be released Friday, also known as “the update that changed the world”

Mojang has announced that their incredibly awesome sandbox game Minecraft will be getting a big update this coming Friday, if all goes well in the pre-release. Dinnerbone posted this statement, along with the list of updated content which you can go check out now:

“It feels like we’ve been working on this for a year now, with more than half a million lines of code changed over 1,104 commits we’ve been working extremely hard on this update. We’re calling this one “The update that changed the world”, because it really has in two different ways; there’s over twice the amount of ingame biomes, and we’ve overhauled lots of the code preparing for the plugin API.”

Double the amount of biomes? Makes sense to scale down the ocean size in this sense. New blocks like stained glass? Get ready for some ornate cathedral building. Also adding the ability to catch treasure while fishing (or junk) makes this more of a reason to actually fish in the game later on.

There is already an 1.7.1 pre-release update to address crashes and some issues with Linux versions not starting. So get ready to hand slap some new kinds of trees!