The next major update for the console version of Minecraft, Title Update 14, will launch later today on Xbox 360 and tomorrow on PlayStation 3, according to a post on Mojang's website.
Features coming with TU14 include new recipes for Smooth Sandstone and Chiseled Sandstone, as well as a new Zombie Villagers mob and new terrain generations for Desert Temples and Villages and Jungle Temples. Players can now trade with villagers, place new logs down sideways and activate Wooden Buttons and Pressure Plates by using Arrows. Leather armor and wolf collars are also now dyeable and Ice and Glass panels can be collected with tools enchanted with silk touch. New changes to player behavior have also been made; when riding a pig, the pig can be controlled with a Carrot and a Stick and there is no longer knockback when players are drowning.
TU14 also fixes several crashes: Map crashes while players are in Nether or The End have been rectified, milk is now drinkable in Creative mode, and general fixes to bugs plaguing item holding, Dispensers and Fire Charges have also been made. The update also brings with a it a bunch of new items, including Anvil, Carrot and Carrot on a Stick, Cobblestone Walls, Enchanted Golden Apple, Ender Chest, Emerald and Emerald Ore, Flower Pot, Potato and Baked Potato, Pumpkin Pie, Quartz Slab and Stair, Nether Quartz and Carpet. The update also adds a Night Vision Potion and Invisibility Potion.
The post by Mojang's Daniel Kaplan notes that many players are asking about Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions of Minecraft. Kaplan responded that there is no information to share at this time, but work on these versions is underway.
"For you guys asking about the Xbox One and Playstation 4 edition: It is being worked on as we speak," he wrote. "I got no proper dates yet, but hopefully soon we can tell you!"
Minecraft was initially slated as a launch title for PlayStation 4, but was delayed and will be released sometime this year. The Xbox One version was shown last year during E3 2013, but given no release date.