Minecraft Horse Patch Hits European PlayStations, North American Release Date For Patch 1.12 TBA

By Connor Sears , Updated Dec 21, 2014 07:48 PM EST
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The latest Minecraft console patch, the one that finally adds horses into the console game, is now live for Sony systems in Europe. Dubbed Patch 1.12, the update shouldn't be long to make it's way Stateside now that it's live in one market.

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Minecraft console developer 4J Studios announced this weekend that Sony Europe had given the go-ahead for the horse patch. The update adds more than just horse support, however. More colorful types of clay are now scattered throughout Minecraft worlds, and new features like beacons, fireworks and hoppers have been added into the mix. The game's Tutorial World has also been updated to teach players all about these new functions.

Now that the update is live for Europeans, North American console owners should expect to see their own patch go live within the week, based on how these updates have rolled out in the past.

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The patch first went out under different names to the Xbox 360 and Xbox One versions of the game late last week. In addition to rideable horses, the update adds in a few more types of mobs, including withers, witches and bats. Spooky stuff. You can check out the full patch notes for the PS4, PS3 and Vita versions of the game over on the Minecraft forum.

Minecraft is now out for loads of different platforms. Most recently, the Windows Phone was inducted into the family of game consoles capable of running a form of the game.

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