Minecraft Has Sold Over 200 Million Copies, Over 126 Million Monthly Players
Minecraft continues to grow, as Mojang Studios celebrates the ways its game has brought people together.
The milestone was celebrated during a difficult period for Mojang Studios due to the ongoing challenges present by COVID-19. Helen Chiang, Studio Head at Mojang Studios, explains in a Minecraft update that as soon as the pandemic started affecting its players, the studio switched to thinking about how to better support its players.
One of those initiatives was to make Minecraft: Education Edition free until the end of June, helping educators use Minecraft to engage learners remotely. Since March 24, Mojang Studios has seen a big uptake in its educational Minecraft offering, with over 50 million downloads of education content from the Minecraft Marketplace.
Minecraft has also been updated with ray-tracing support on PC, thanks to a collaboration with Nvidia. Minecraft RTX brings accurate lighting to user-created worlds, making Minecraft look better than ever if you have the hardware to support it. Minecraft Dungeons, a Diablo-like spin-off, is also scheduled to launch later this month, as Mojang Studios continues growing the types of experiences Minecraft can deliver.
Microsoft purchased Mojang in 2014 for over $2 billion. It is supported across PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.
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