It's been a few months since we have seen a Minecraft update. In fact, it's the longest time between Minecraft updates to date for the Minecraft project, but it seems for good reason. There are a ton of new changes coming for this latest update. There has been so many changes in the game engine that the Mojang team has decided to move to a 1.3 release branch. There have already been some updates to the 1.3 branch, so Minecraft 1.3 is already a thing of the past.