Minecraft is popping 15 subsequent yr and we have been given perception into how standard it nonetheless is within the lead up: the sport has now bought greater than 300 million copies. To place that in perspective, Grand Theft Auto V will not be even an in depth second, with over 185 million copies bought. Even its barely later launch (2013) would not do a lot to make up for the hole — particularly contemplating Minecraft surpassed the 200 million mark in 2020.
Mojang Studios introduced the achievement throughout a Minecraft Reside occasion that shared new options coming to the sport, like a trial chamber that has traps and mobs coming at you alongside a sequence of rooms and corridors. A brand new Star Wars: Path of the Jedi DLC and Planet Earth DLC are additionally in improvement and might be accessible on November 7 and early subsequent yr, respectively.
“As we strategy the fifteenth anniversary, Minecraft stays one of many best-selling video games of all time with over 300 million copies bought,” stated Helen Chiang, head of Mojang Studios. “[Its] a milestone nobody might have dreamed of once we had been all putting our first blocks.”
The precise launch date of Minecraft is a bit complicated. Recreation developer Markus Persson, generally generally known as Notch, first made Minecraft accessible to the general public in 2009 (the anniversary being celebrated), however the recreation wasn’t formally launched till late 2011. Persson used the preliminary launch as a possibility to higher the sport, protecting observe of suggestions and releasing alpha and beta updates in 2010 below his new firm, Mojang. Jens Bergesten took over as lead designer on the finish of that yr, and in November 2011, the official Minecraft recreation launched on iOS.
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