In the next The Wild update, Minecraft will no longer be adding fireflies. Developer Mojang explained in a recent Q and A that the objective was to ensure a more authentic experience regarding the wildlife of the game. Unfortunately, the explanation did not calm the angry players who were concerned about the glowing light of fireflies in the game.
The Wild update on Minecraft is expected to expand and improve on the game biomes. A feature of this expansion is the addition of several new wildlife, including a couple of types of frogs and the glowing fireflies that would serve as their food source. However, earlier this week Mojang announced that those fireflies would now not be included in the program.
In a video titled Ask Mojang, the Swedish developer addressed some of the questions that the Minecraft community has. In response to the question What happened to the fireflies?, the developer explained that some feedback from the community informed them that many species of fireflies and firebugs are poisonous to frogs.
So, to ensure that the pixels are not poisoned, fireflies were removed, and a tiny slime food source was added. However, Mojang is keeping the concept of fireflies in the back of its mind for future updates and plans.
Several players are shocked that Mojang would remove the fireflies in a video game because their real-world counterparts are dangerous. Obviously, players are not concerned with the Q and A and the missing fireflies.
Several people are confused why the fireflies weren''t kept and just not used as a food source for the frogs. After all, the concept of the glowing bugs is already ready to be inserted into the game.