Minecraft: Bukkit Joins Mojang to Deliver Official Mod Support
Minecraft already has a strong modding scene, but with word that Minecraft will finally properly support modding, it’ll soon reach unprecedented heights. The team behind the Bukkit server mod is “joining forces” with Mojang to make this a reality.
“The plan is to build a fresh server API, and then extend it to support client-side modding (in one way or another). We will try to make it easy for bukkit users to convert if they wish to do so, but backwards compatibility is not guaranteed. We will, however, help bukkit to be compatible with 1.2, to avoid having a long gap while you wait for the official Minecraft server to catch up.”
The company is looking to make mod users and makers have to jump through fewer hoops, and Bukkit already has experience in improving the mod experience with Minecraft’s multiplayer. Mojang went on to say:
“We hope that this will help the quality of Minecraft multi-player to improve, both for large and private family servers, while still being able to add fun stuff for the bigger audience.”
What “fun stuff” are you looking forward to?