Minecraft hardcore mode teased. When you die, the world dies with you

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Notch has tweeted a small but significant screenshot from his build of Minecraft, indicating simply Hardcore more is ON. It adds one simple rule. "World is deleted on death."

This rule was the driving force behind Tom's Minecraft Experiment. With every death, he deleted that randomly generated world and got Minecraft to build a new one. Numerous updates have been made since the diary was written. Varied biomes, major geographical features like rivers and ravines and NPC villages will make it more painful to destroy Minecraft's increasingly distinct worlds. Hardcore mode won't let your petty human emotions get in the way. When you die, the world dies with you.