Minecraft PC teases horses after selling over 10 million copies

Equestrian-themed teaser dropped as PC version of Minecraft passes new sales milestone.

The PC version of Minecraft has now sold over 10 million units, developer Mojang has announced.

Bergensten teases Minecraft 1.6.

Lead designer Jens Bergensten tweeted the sales milestone, and hinted that horses would be coming to the game in a future update. Bergensten linked to a "subtle" hint about the main feature in Minecraft 1.6, which was a picture of a horse.

The number encompasses the Windows, Mac, and Linux versions of Minecraft. The game had sold 8 million copies as of November 2012.

Last month the long-awaited Minecraft 1.5 "Redstone" update was released, which notably changed the way the game's valuable redstone functioned in the world.

Minecraft has also been a big success on the Xbox 360, with the Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition selling over 6 million copies since its release in spring 2012. Mojang has now said it will consider porting the game to PlayStation.

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Winzent
Winzent

Does the shadow in the photo have a hat? Notch?

Gonefishing95
Gonefishing95

now...would you ride it or just eat it in burgers? Hmmmmm

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

What kind of jerk teases animals?  I certainly wouldn't tease a horse, those things can really kick.

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

Wouldn't doubt it if someone ends up putting My Little Ponie skins on them when its released.

mrklorox
mrklorox

Can you craft armor for it?

GAKSITAL
GAKSITAL

LMAO!!! i bet this game is DRM free and sold so much.  EA(and others devs) are you watching???

BuBsay
BuBsay

"Minecraft PC teases horses"

You know Gamespot, you should really read your titles out loud before publishing them.

tim1935
tim1935

One day kids are going to wake up and realize this game is not that great.

AlexFili
AlexFili

Some of the main game concepts come directly from mods, which is a good think considering how popular some of these mods are

Dirk_McHardpeck
Dirk_McHardpeck

Why would you need a horse? In creative mode you can fly everywhere

Gravity_Slave
Gravity_Slave

lol people bash CoD for being repetitive and unimaginative and here you tools are, pouring money into a pixilated builder that probably cost the developers a few hundred bucks to make.

I'd love to be a fly on the wall after Mojangs quarterly meeting.

One board member to the others "I still can't believe people are paying for this crap, that guy at angry birds was right...anyone want to snort diamond dust and babies tears on my 100ft yacht?"

Ovirew
Ovirew

It's good that they're doing 'something' with this game, but if this is the only notable new feature they have to show then it might not be enough to make most people want to sink more time into Minecraft.

WCK619
WCK619

would only be compelling if you can build a carriage that acts like a storage chest that you can sit on top of and have the horse pull it.

kave1793
kave1793

Whoa! Horses! Awesome! I can't wait!

Seriously though we've had horses for ages. Anyone heard of Mo'creatures?

Iffy350
Iffy350

That Sargeant Angel's back...check out his horse!

Gamer3344
Gamer3344

I don't like Minecraft, not my type of game, but people who say PC gaming is dying can go f themselves.

experience_fade
experience_fade

@GAKSITAL It's not DRM-free, though it can be hacked with private servers. Actually, aside from Simcity's server-side city saving, it's almost completely similar to SimCity in DRM.

Also, Diablo 3 has sold 12 million, and it has always on DRM.

xXNutcrackerXx
xXNutcrackerXx

@BuBsay  

I actually like the picture it puts in my head. :)

"Do you want this carrot? Well you can't have it!"

Mortz_88
Mortz_88

@tim1935 Although I'd not play minecraft today, when I was a kid I could have spent hours and hours on it, I had a set of lego that I'd play with every day and if this game was around back when I was a kid I'd have been all over it.

zaboon_
zaboon_

@tim1935 Every game will fade with time. My favourite game of all time is Monkey Island 2, but honestly if I were to play it today, I wouldn't consider it to be. But does that matter? The important thing is that I had tons of fun with it and it created a ton of good memories. Stop being so cynical and just let everyone enjoy games. It boggles me how people actually dislike people for liking games. How does that affect you are your gaming experience?

ERRMAHGERD
ERRMAHGERD

@tim1935 i thought that too, but then i played it. There's nothing out there quite like minecraft. 

Occams-Razor
Occams-Razor

@tim1935 Depends if their tastes change, I suppose. Kids usually change their preferences. Even in that event, they would only "feel" this game is not that great, as there is no one correct definition of preference.

God knows how many games I thought were terrible, have been suggested by myself to friends who would enjoy them.

It's good to keep an open mind about things, and not chastise what doesn't accommodate your mindset. People take your word a little more seriously. ;)

Occams-Razor
Occams-Razor

@Gravity_Slave And there you have it, ladies and gentlemen: The definition of "a fun game" is one that has a large budget.

Excuse me while I reevaluate my life and throw out all my playing cards and board games.

Chronologo
Chronologo

@Gravity_Slave 30 bucks, free updates, new content coming in a constant basis, and MODS.

Go play CoD, I assume you're a CoD player when you put "pixilated builder" in a mocking manner. 60 bucks every year for the same stuff plus milking off with DLC...

TheFreeman98
TheFreeman98

@Gravity_Slave The difference between Minecraft and COD is that Minecraft is not yet complete and is gaining new content while COD is a series that releases a repetitive game every year. You don't have to pay for Minecraft updates, you just have to pay $30 bucks up front. Mojang isn't milking anyone for money.

Sam_021
Sam_021

@Ovirew 

People play Minecraft like how they check Facebook everyday! I play on PC, Xbox 360, IOS and Android lol.

zaboon_
zaboon_

@kave1793 How do they function when walking up hills? Do you jump with them or do they "slide" up the blocks? A horse ride can't be much fun if you constantly have to jump, I imagine. I wonder how Mojang will tackle this.

Occams-Razor
Occams-Razor

@kave1793 I think implementing aspects of mods that people enjoy into the vanilla version, permits you to use one less mod, and allows you to use others, that would otherwise clash.
Personally, I wasn't a huge fan of the mod altogether, aside from a handful of mobs.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

@Gamer3344 That joke is getting old now . Those who discovered it have their OWN console in danger . #dealwithit

jamesbond2198
jamesbond2198

@Gamer3344 I dont agree with the 1st thing you said, but I defintly agree with you on the second thing.

starduke
starduke

@experience_fade You do have to have an account to buy the game, and you copy of the game is tied to your account, and you can sign in to play the game. However, unlike Simcity, Minecraft does have an offline mode. 

WCK619
WCK619

@tim1935 it's a young girl. dunno who it is though. I just saw a webcam video and loved the facial expression she made.

Zetsuie
Zetsuie

@jamesbond2198 @Gamer3344 i totally agree with the first. i will buy a box of legos and actually play with them and add voices before i play minecraft

jamesbond2198
jamesbond2198

@Gamer3344 @jamesbond2198 no I didn't mean that, I was just agreeing on what you said how people who say the pc is dying can go f themselves. I didnt word my comment the right way