It took several months, but Minecraft's The Wild Update is nearly here. Mojang and Microsoft have announced the release of The Wild across all platforms on June 7 and it's as expansive as promised. The refresh adds two biomes, a mangrove swamp as well as the "deep dark" which conceals deadly mobs (such as the Shrieker and Warden) and also special resources. You can also use a chest to sail a boat, so you don't have to carry your supplies when you go through the lake.
The upgrade adds a "mud block" (made out of dirt and water naturally) as well as an item collector mob (the allay) and a frog, which develops from tadpoles. If it is attacked by magma, it may even produce "froglights".
The launch comes after Mojang was forced to reconsider its expansion strategy. The initial plan was for a deep dark biome to be launched in 2021. However it was changed to The Wild after the developer struggled with the size and complexity of its two-part Caves and Cliffs Update. It's not unexpected that Minecraft wants to keep its game in play for more than a decade, however the schedule suggests that it may have been a little too eager to please.