This screenshot speaks a thousand words, does it not? Notch has taken fan feedback and also that of Tom over at PCGamer to make sure of one thing: if you die in a world, it’s game over. The world is deleted forever, and so is everything you’ve done in it, including all of your XP and all of the other wonderful things recently introduced in the 1.8 and 1.9 updates. Needless to say, it will take a lot of balls for the average Minecraft player to use the Hardcore mode constantly and not stay in his/her home 80% of the time. This should be interesting.
Via: Notch’s Twitter