Notch has announced that Minecraft Beta version 1.6 will probably be out next week, but what’s really exciting many Minecraft players is the new sky dimension that he has promised to add to the game. All those players who have been yearning for floating islands in the sky are going to get what they wished for.
This floating islands sky dimension rather puts me in mind of the Aether Mod that has been a WIP for months on end now. The Aether mod was based on the principal of a new sky type dimension in which you could ride around on Moa birds and Aether Whales. The Aether was a collaboration from some of the most talented Minecraft modders out there, but development seemed to have stalled almost completely.