Developer Mojang posted today detailing the addition of a new female avatar named Alex to Minecraft. She has skinnier arms, redder hair, and a ponytail. The reason for this update is that the original default avatar, Steve, did not accurately represent the Minecraft player base. Alex will join all players on Wednesday when all console versions are updated.
Additionally, Mojang is releasing the previously Microsoft exclusive Simpsons skin pack on PlayStation platforms. And lastly, the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft will receive the formerly Xbox One exclusive achievements in an update. Mojang advises Achievement hunters to, “don’t forget to eat or go to the toilet.“