In Ask Mojang #16, Mojang Studios commits to full parity between Minecraft versions, talks about tools and gear

Ask Mojang 16 Screenshot
Ask Mojang 16 Screenshot (Image credit: Mojang Studios | YouTube)

What you need to know

  • Mojang Studios has an "Ask Mojang" series on YouTube where various team members answer questions from the community.
  • Today, Ask Mojang #16 releases focusing on the tools and gear in Minecraft and a mention of parity between versions.
  • A Mojang Studios developer committed to eventually achieving 100% parity between Minecraft: Bedrock Edition and Minecraft: Java Edition.
  • They also discussed the importance of new tools and gear having specific functions and purposes instead of just being stronger.

Minecraft's developer, Mojang Studios, has an ongoing YouTube video series called "Ask Mojang." In the series, a rotating roster of Mojang Studios team members answer a variety of questions from the community. Usually, the questions are loosely based on a single topic. This time around, Ask Mojang #16 is all about the tools and gear of Mojang Studios. While most of Ask Mojang is usually just light-hearted banter between Mojang Studios and its passionate Minecraft community, there are a couple of interesting points in Ask Mojang #16.

For one, Mojang Studios discusses the possibility of new tool and gear tiers beyond the netherite added in the Nether Update, and whether or not the new copper ore coming in the future Caves and Cliffs Update will be craftable into new tools and armor. To both, the answer was the same: it's not about tiers; it's about purpose. Future additions to Minecraft's tools and gear need to have specific benefits and purposes to be added instead of just being "better."

More interestingly, Mojang Studios also made another commitment to achieve someday 100% parity between Minecraft: Bedrock Edition and Minecraft: Java Edition. Right now, there are hundreds of differences between the two versions of the game, but every update brings Minecraft's versions closer together. The plan from Mojang Studios is to eventually make them identical in features across the board, although this vision will likely take a lot of time.

You can watch Ask Mojang #16 to hear all their answers to community questions. If you enjoy engaging with the Minecraft community and being a part of the largest game in the world, you may find something to love in the best Minecraft merch, toys, and gifts.

Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.