Don’t be put off by the name, achievements are now in Minecraft but they are just as much a tutorial as they are achievements. When you first login to Minecraft now as a new player, you’re prompted to open your inventory. This unlocks the Taking Inventory achievement and starts you on a path of learning the basics of the game. They’re still pretty basic for the moment, you can check out the full list on the Minecraft Wiki, but I can see this developing into a nice way to introduce players to the game and provide some initial goals.
New Kind of Tutorial