Minecraft on console is now closer to the PC build than ever before

It's been gradually updating on consoles but, as confirmed (opens in new tab) by Mojang's Owen Hill, Minecraft (opens in new tab) is now the closest it's ever been to the PC version thanks to version 1.88. PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 owners now have their biggest update ever which adds a terrifyingly huge list of new features.

Included in the update are new items for all modes that include the addition of many variations on a theme of rabbit (foot, meat, hide), new spawn eggs to create mobs in creative mode and a whole host of new block types, mobs and biomes. There's also a massive list of feature updates that include being able to fish for treasure and the 'rebalancing of anvils.' For some seriously hardcore Minecraft reading see the full list on the blog here (opens in new tab).

The update will be coming to PlayStation Vita which will arrive in the next couple of days and will eventually arrive on the new Wii U version at some point next year.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.