As of September 29, 2018, Minecraft has sold 154 million copies across all platforms, making it the second best-selling single video game of all time, and the tenth best-selling franchise of all time across the entire video games industry. That’s quite an accomplishment, and with the new 1.14 patch, the first of the “Village and Pillage” updates, things are about to get even more complex.
Being that the Java Edition of Minecraft forms the bleeding edge of development on the game, it makes sense that these major updates will proliferate out to other platforms over time. We’ll likely see the content in these new patches and updates filter down to the PS4, Xbox One and other platforms in the coming months.
In terms of content, this newest build is a preview of all of the new content to come in 1.14, so this first patch only adds a few new additions. For one thing, a new enemy has been added as well named Pillagers. However, the new enemy is only being added to Creative Mode in this Update.
A bunch of new blocks and interactive stations, like barrels, bamboo and campfires are coming in the 1.14 series of updates as well. And given the name, there’s a fair amount of focus being put on villages and the NPCs living in them. There’s now new job roles for villagers, like Farmer, Fletcher, Weaponsmith and many more. And of course, each new job will have crafting stations and other blocks to make use of.
Minecraft is available across Xbox One, Windows 10, iOS, Android, PS4, Nintendo Switch and many mobile devices. The 1.14 series of updates will deploy to both the Java and Bedrock editions of the building and adventure title, so that covers most of the versions.