Minecraft console editions are getting an update this week that brings a new glide mini game to the world builder. In it, you use your Elytra wings to glide through a track full of secrets and shortcuts.
With four modes, you can play to whatever style suits you best.
- Score Attack – Fly through rings to increase your score
- Time Attack – Cut corners and make your way through the track as fast as possible
- Solo – Practice your gliding skills
- Multiplayer – Go up against up to fifteen other players
4J’s art director David Keningale described how the glide mini game came about
Putting the Elytra in for the Console Edition Christmas update was the big driving force. The cogs were already turning while we were building the elytra tutorial level. That said, we assumed it would be a ring-based flight course, like PilotWings. It was only as we were building the tracks that we realised just how much fun Time Trial was – and that inspired us to add more shortcuts in order to make it even more fun.
Minecraft: Console Edition gets the Glide Mini Game update tomorrow on Tuesday, 28th March.