Mojang Studios has recently announced that Minecraft Dungeons, an action-packed dungeon crawler set in the Minecraft universe, has surpassed 25 million players (including those who purchased the game and played through Game Pass). However, the game will no longer receive content updates as the development team will be allocating resources to work on a new game instead.
Originally launched in 2018 and officially released in 2020, Minecraft Dungeons stands out as a separate game that takes characters from Minecraft and transforms them into an RPG experience, with support for cooperative multiplayer gameplay.
Over the past three years, Minecraft Dungeons has released nine DLC packs and an Ultimate Edition that bundles together all of the additional content. The game’s latest update, version 1.17, has already been released, and no further new content will be added. However, players can continue playing the game indefinitely, as the Mojang team has stated that resources will be redirected towards the development of other projects.
Speaking of which, Mojang has recently launched Minecraft Legends, another separate game that focuses on tactical warfare. Developed by Blackbird Interactive, the game studio behind Homeworld 3, Minecraft Legends provides a clear glimpse into Mojang’s strategy of expanding the Minecraft universe with additional games alongside the core Minecraft experience.
TLDR: Mojang Studios has announced that Minecraft Dungeons has reached over 25 million players and will no longer receive content updates, as the development team focuses on new projects. Minecraft Dungeons is a separate game that offers a unique RPG experience with cooperative multiplayer. Despite the lack of new content, the game will remain playable, and Mojang has recently released Minecraft Legends, a tactical warfare game developed by Blackbird Interactive. This demonstrates Mojang’s efforts to expand the Minecraft universe through new game ventures.