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These are confirmed, but not in the game yet. In snapshots 13w19a - 1.6 Pre-Release and 13w38a - 13w43a and 13w47a - 13w47e, @_grum appears in the snapshots

Upcoming features and Release dates

PC Upcoming Features
PC Release Dates
PC Release Dates/Older Versions
PC Release Dates/Snapshots

Pocket Edition Upcoming Features
Pocket Edition Release Dates
Pocket Edition Release Dates/Alpha Builds

Xbox 360 Edition Upcoming Features
Xbox 360 Edition Release Dates

PlayStation 3 Edition Upcoming Features
PlayStation 3 Edition Release Dates

Pi Edition Upcoming Features
Pi Edition Release Dates

Features

Version Features Release date
1.8
[twitter 1]

1.8

  • Splash text
    • 'That's Numberwang!'
  • Commands
    • /blockdata.
      • Is ably to modify NBT data at the coordinates. The <data tag> will merge the block at that position.[reddit 2]
      • Usage /blockdata <x> <y> <z> <data tag>
    • Entity target selector, @e.
      • targets all entities, but can target only one entity (/kill @e[type=Chicken] or target everything but an entity (kill @e[type=!Skeleton].
    • /fill.
      • Fills an area with a block
    • Usage fill <x1> <y1> <z1> <x2> <y2> <z2> <tile name> <data value> [old block handling] [data tag].
    • /clone.
      • Clones an area to another area
    • Usage /clone <x1> <y1> <z1> <x2> <y2> <z2> <x> <y> <z>.
  • NBT tags
    • {CanDestroy}.
      • Is used to only destroy certain blocks in adventure mode
      • Usage: /give @p minecraft:diamond_shovel 1 0 {CanDestroy:["minecraft:sand","minecraft:grass"]} will give you a diamond shovel that can only destroy sand and grass
    • {Lock}
    • Is used to lock tile entities
    • Usage: /blockdata <x> <y> <z> {Lock:"Secret"}, the <x> <y> <z> being the coordinates of the chest, crafting table, etc.
  • Blocks and Items
    • Doors
    • Granite[twitter 6]
      • A stone pinkish variant
      • Comes in raw and smooth
    • Diorite[twitter 6]
      • A whitish stone
      • Comes in raw and smooth
    • Andesite
      • A greyish stone
      • Comes in raw and smooth
    • Slime Block[twitter 7]
      • Looks like a slime[other 1]
      • Is crafted from 9 slime balls
    • Tools
      • Tells you in the tooltip what they can break, if changed with the tag CanBreak
  • Gameplay
    • Enchanting[reddit 3]
      • Has a separate XP level requirement, XP level cost and resource cost. Example: An enchantment may have an XP level requirement of 13, that will only come available for enchanting when you reach the XP level of 13, but will have the level cost of 2XP and a resource cost of 2 gold ingots.
      • Enchantment names in English will appear if you move the mouse pointer over the enchantment in the enchantment table.
        • Only one randomly chosen enchantment will appear on the one you moved the mouse pointer to.
      • Enchantments only cost 1-3 XP levels
        • Each added XP level adds a tier of enchantment
      • Anvils will be redone to fit the new system
        • Renaming only costs one level
      • The list of enchantment is not reset until you enchant your item
      • Levels are harder to obtain
    • Trading
      • Trades will be less random
      • Trades will make XP
    • Skins*
      • Skins can have the right and left arms/legs separatly
  • Other
    • Hitboxes in Adventure mode only appear if the block can be interacted with[reddit 4]
    • Possibly more structures in biomes[reddit 5]
    • Possibly new mobs[reddit 6]
Snapshots begin in January 2014 [twitter 8]

Video

Minecraft PC - 1.801:02

Minecraft PC - 1.8.0 Upcoming Features

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Other features

  • Transparent clouds 
  • Enchantments
    • Indestructable enchantment
    • Removeable enchantments[twitter 13]
  • More interesting villagers 

References

  1. https://twitter.com/dinnerbone/status/405367216121868288
  2. https://twitter.com/Dinnerbone/status/412514197860524032
  3. https://twitter.com/jeb_/status/411427947078500352
  4. https://twitter.com/jeb_/status/411425952338808832
  5. https://twitter.com/jeb_/status/411430209158934528
  6. 6.0 6.1 https://twitter.com/jeb_/status/413240263906443264
  7. https://twitter.com/jeb_/status/413984532191526912
  8. https://twitter.com/jeb_/status/413972343636385792
  9. https://twitter.com/dinnerbone/status/270246317849190400
  10. https://twitter.com/KrisJelbring/status/344448279569915904
  11. https://twitter.com/notch/status/77555436370407424
  12. https://twitter.com/krisjelbring/status/344448279569915904
  13. https://twitter.com/dinnerbone/status/392766846648451072
  14. https://twitter.com/notch/status/124154763351818240
  15. https://twitter.com/dinnerbone/status/323870260560293888
  16. https://twitter.com/dinnerbone/status/336123928181346306
  17. https://twitter.com/jeb_/status/196224261923414016
  18. https://twitter.com/TheMogMiner/status/400904332197253120
  1. http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1t6qn7/i_am_dinnerbone_a_minecraft_developer_ask...
  2. http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1sgkec/twitter_jeb_a_way_to_lockprotect/cdxffiw
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1t2wqm/new_enchanting_screen_explanation_i...
  4. http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1r5946/minecraft_snapshot_13w47a_is_out/cdjprq2
  5. 5.0 5.1 http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1t6qn7/i_am_dinnerbone_a_minecraft_developer...
  6. http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1t6qn7/i_am_dinnerbone_a_minecraft_developer_ask...
  7. http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/s7ri6/i_am_jon_k%C3%A5gström_developer_of_minec...
  8. http://www.reddit.com/r/Minecraft/comments/1t6qn7/i_am_dinnerbone_a_minecraft_developer_ask...
  1. http://imgur.com/kl66PIp
  2. http://twitch.tv/mojang/b/475864771 (From 06:17:17 to 06:18:11)
  3. http://minecraftforum.net/news/486-change-your-minecraft-name-possibly-in-the-future/
  4. http://instagram.com/p/gnkWOlJMB3/#

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