We know that many of you are eagerly waiting for the new update. It's already taking much longer than expected to get it ready, it definitely takes too long. We are sorry for this huge delay, but there are a few reasons why the update isn't available yet.
First and foremost, it's a really big update. It's not only about new player models, it's also going to introduce a bunch of new items (including ranged weapons) and it's basically the foundation for all future survival features (we are aware that the game really needs more survival elements). Unfortunately it requires us to implement many extensive changes "under the hood" in order to handle the new animations properly.
Apart from that, we're working with external freelancers when it comes to the models/animations (since everything is created from scratch), which makes the coordination more difficult and results in some additional delays.
We are trying to get the update ready as soon as possible!
However, there are at least some good news: once this update is out, the subsequent updates will be available much faster. And while working on the animations, we also had to prepare some things for future updates (e.g. mounts, boats, trains), so these things may be available sooner than expected.
Thank you for your patience and your understanding!