This visitor from Minecraft Earth was the result of a fan vote.
Whᴀᴛ's ᴇᴠᴇʀyᴏɴe's ꜰᴀᴠᴏʀɪᴛe Mɪɴecraft creᴀᴛure thᴀᴛ ᴅᴏesn't reᴀʟʟy ᴅᴏ ᴀɴythɪɴg ʙᴜᴛ ɪs ᴄᴏᴏʟ? Tʜᴇ Squid, ᴏꜰ ᴄᴏᴜʀsᴇ. So wʜᴇn ɢɪᴠᴇn tʜᴇ chᴀɴce ᴛᴏ vote ɪɴ a ɴᴇᴡ creᴀᴛure ꜰᴏʀ Mɪɴecraft, tʜᴇ communɪᴛy nᴀᴛurᴀʟʟy chose a Squid, ʙᴜᴛ gʟᴏᴡɪɴg. A gʟᴏᴡ squid. It's a squid ʙᴜᴛ ᴏʙᴊᴇᴄᴛively ʙᴇtter.
And the winner is… Glow Squid! Goodbye productivity. Goodbye attention span. Hello, mesmerising Glow Squid… So glowy!↣ https://t.co/CPC2HxQrgE ↢ pic.twitter.com/KofAFPKX8BOctober 3, 2020
The glow squid first appeared in Minecraft Earth, the augmented reality mobile game based on Minecraft. The glow squid won out over a cow with flowers, the Moobloom, and a mean ice-shooting illager called the Iceologer. I'd have gone with the flower cow, but whatever, that's fine, I got outvoted. It's fine okay.
The announcement was made today during Minecraft's big livestream alongside the announcement of the upcoming Caves and Cliffs update, scheduled to release next summer. The Caves and Cliffs update will include big changes to how Minecraft generates caves, adding new kinds of caverns, as well as adding new snowmy mountaintop biomes. There'll also be archaeology and more new, less democratically decided mobs. You can read more about Caves and Cliffs right here on PC Gamer.