Seeing that 1.17 does not have showstopping problems so far, touch wood, I am starting work on releasing the Big Thing. I don’t know how long it will take because it’s the first time I am doing it, ever.
No one has guessed 100% correctly what the big thing is yet, but some people were close. So I’ll dispel the darkness and give you a monster hint. This will only leave you to guess between several possibilities. It is not a feature. It took a long time to make. What could it be? Congratulations to bartekxyz who (I believe) was the first to mention that possibility, on 9th of October. Great insight – so little clues and such a good guess. Made me blink a few times when I saw the comment :-) It is a new platform, yes. What remains of the mystery is what platform it is. Sherlock Holmes would surely be able to eliminate large number of platforms straight away based on what was said in this and earlier posts and comments :-) In fact I think only 2 platforms remain as reasonable contenders, so please keep guessing, but I will probably tell you very soon anyway.