Minecraft receiving new updates that will add a set of new mini-games, the first being a competitive multiplayer mode releasing on consoles next month.
Although the initial update will be free for players on all consoles, Microsoft reveals that it will introducing paid maps in the months to come.
Microsoft’s marketing manager Jaime Limon said:
“Battle allows you to set up a competitive multiplayer fight for survival, where speed, strategy- and sometimes just pure luck- will make you the winner. Players in Battle matches use randomly generated resources found in chests placed in specially designed PVP maps and combat one another in a free for all death match until the final victor is determined.
The fun’s not all over after you are defeated though, as fallen players can spectate the combat among remaining players in the match by freely flying around each arena as a bat. Battle matches can be played with up to four players in split-screen and up to 8 players online via Xbox Live. Or, you can find other community members to join your game via an in-game matchmaking system.”
There’s no release date for the Battle mode yet other than it will arrive in June.