Minecraft has been around for nearly nine years, but a hotly sought after feature is finally on the way, as it was revealed that a character creator is finally coming to the game.
The feature is first coming to the Bedrock beta, which is available on Windows, Xbox One, and Android platforms. The creator will include more than 100 basic features for players to tweak their characters, including skin, hair, facial hair, body size, eyes, mouths, and more.
Players in the beta will get the first crack at the feature while developer Mojang will work out any kinks that pop up by interpreting data. If all goes as expected, players will get access to the creator within the full game at some point down the road. After the initial beta, it’s thought that the feature will go live on iOS and Nintendo Switch platforms.
The launch was announced in a blog post by Thomas Wiborgh, who serves as Head of Marketing at Mojang. In the post he wrote: "Using the Character Creator, you can personalize your avatar in a number of ways, including body size and shape, limb replacement and tweaking of eyes, mouth, hairstyles and colours, facial hair and skin tones. Does that mean you can create a character that looks just like you? Well, to the extent that your lovely looks translate to blocks and pixels, absolutely!”
Minecraft has a long history of allowing for creative play among its users, who create intricate levels and end up doing some truly impressive work. The game continues to receive support as well, with a Duck Tales DLC pack recently launching.