Coders Rest In The Office Of Swedish Company Mojang In Stockholm
Coders rest in the Mojang company office in Stockholm January 21, 2013. A pool table, a pinball machine, board games and Lego dot the offices of Mojang, the small Swedish company behind the wildly popular Minecraft video game, and one of its founders is wearing a tuxedo and purple tie on a recent "formal Friday". The atmosphere reflects the independent spirit that has contributed to the raw identity of the game that has just sold 20 million copies. The founders want to keep it that way. Mojang, the Swedish word for gadget, has so far resisted selling to a bigger player or listing on the stock market even though that could mean monster payoffs for the 25-person staff and funding to expand dramatically its games. Picture taken January 21, 2013. Reuters/Ints Kalnins

Of the many changes that are planned for "Minecraft," one of the biggest that fans are looking forward to is the ability to change the name in the game. But even though this feature has already been announced and confirmed to come with an update, fans still have not definitive idea on when this will happen.

Over at the Minecraft Forum, however, fans appear to have spotted another clue, which could be a sign to fans that the name-changing feature could come to "Minecraft" soon. In the link above, an image of a tweet teaser from Mojang's Kristoffer Jelbring shows a screencap of name changes.

As teasers go, the developer did not provide any dates or other details on the new feature-all you can see is how name changing may work. It's as simple as having a clickable link next to your existing name, where you click "Change" if you want a different name.

But note that in a previous post on the official blog, Mojang has confirmed that it won't make name changing as easy as this. It's because they want to avoid players who keep changing their names every so often in the game. There's also a number of issues concerning name changes. These can include the logistics of banning or the very action of changing the name and knowing if it is available or not.

Though it has to be noted that Mojang appears to be prepared when it comes to handling bans, as the developer has already previously said that they will be identifying "Minecraft" players via a unique ID that is different from the "Minecraft" name.

Dinnerbone has also mentioned a unique feature in the name changing. It's where you can actually take someone's name but only if that player changes the existing name, therefore making the previous name available. In addition, name changing may be an easy feature, but Mojang is also trying to avoid player constantly changing their names.

While the name change feature is still in the horizon, players can look forward to a few more updates on the console versions of the title. Developer 4J Studios has already confirmed that the Save Transfer issue that has been plaguing the PS3 and PS Vita versions has not been saved.

On the Xbox 360, however, the Save Transfer issue is due to a bug, which means its fix will come with the next "Minecraft" update. Other issues, including the Horse despawn and Redstone problems, will be dealt with in the next update.

"Minecraft" Name Change Update (Credit: YouTube/2rgames)

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