Minecraft Live is a well-known annual event that acts as a celebration of the community and the game as a whole, with a community pre-show and guest appearances during the event itself. Usually the event is streamed on YouTube and Twitch with any community input coming from Twitter, but recent leaks seem to indicate that things will be different for this year’s live event.
Mojang uses the event as a way to build excitement, as well as get the community involved in future updates. This can be clearly seen in instances like mob and biome votes, where the player base was able to influence which mob(s) were added to the game and in what order the game’s biomes would be upgraded.
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Phoenix SC is a well known YouTuber with almost two million subscribers. He recently uploaded a video covering some leaks from the Chinese version of the Bedrock Edition development wiki.
Just a few hours after the latest beta version of Bedrock, Preview 22.214.171.124, was released, there was a post on this dev wiki. This post breaks down some of the code within the development language files, and while almost all of it is public knowledge, nine new lines have been added, which have been confirmed to be in the game code.
Interestingly, all of these lines of code refer to the Minecraft Live event. There are subtitles that seem to act as countdowns, event announcements, and event endings. In fact, there are even title and header lines, both of which indicate the event, one acts as a banner that will appear before the event, and the other has the name of the event on the screen.
One of the most important and exciting aspects of the leak is the last line of code that was discovered to have been added. This line of code is “gathering.info.body.liveIsComing”.
The text associated with this line of code is “The time has come to add a new mob to Minecraft, and the choice is yours.” This would mean that there will be a mob vote for Minecraft Live 2022, and the vote will take place in the client itself rather than on Twitter.
The idea that the mob vote will happen in the client instead of Twitter is supported by a few other lines of code. For example, there is a line of code that relates to a button titled “vote now”, which would presumably allow players to select their mob of choice in the client before submitting their selection to Mojang.
What does this mean?
As of now, this means very little, at least from an official point of view. Neither Mojang nor Microsoft have officially commented on these leaks. These are simply speculations based on leaked dev changelogs backed up by some code found in the game. Until Mojang comments, it should be treated as the rumor that it is.
However, if the leak is true, this shows that Mojang will stop using Twitter as part of its mob voting process. But that’s the exciting part, as this indicates that 2022’s Minecraft Live will feature another mob vote, and given the exciting mobs added from previous votes like the ghost, glowing squid, and more recently relief, this is it. likely to be just as interesting.
The last five years have seen live events for the game in the months of September, October, and November, so it’s likely that Minecraft Live 2022 will take place around the same time of year, although of course the past in live. events are no sure guarantee of when they will take place this year.