Minecraft players will now be able to play as a female character, as part of the latest update.
Posting on their website, Mojang said: “When most players begin their Minecraft adventure there aren’t many looks to choose from. In fact, you only get to play as our blue-shirted friend. Now, everyone loves Steve – he’s probably the most famous minecrafter in the world, and has excellent stubble.
“But jolly old Steve doesn’t really represent the diversity of our playerbase. For that reason, we’re giving all players opportunity to play with an Alex skin instead. She brings thinner arms, redder hair, and a ponytail; she actually looks a bit like Jens from certain angles.”
The Alex skin will be available for all versions of the game starting from today (Wednesday, April 29th, 2015).
Mojang also revealed that they would be adding new achievements and music to Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition.
The post continued: “Until now, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition has included more achievements than 360 Edition. That’s a bit silly when you think about it.
“This update will add 30 new achievements to the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft, boosting the potential gains to a smooth 1000 GamerScore. Hunt them down but don’t let them rule your playtime. And don’t forget to eat or go to the toilet.”
Finally, The Simpsons pack, which was previously exclusive to Microsoft platforms, will also be available to download on PlayStation consoles from today (Wednesday, April 29th, 2015).