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11 years later Minecraft sells over 200 million copies

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It's hard to believe that Minecraft, a blocky survival game originally created over a weekend has gone onto sell over 200 million copies.

Originally made by Markus "Notch" Persson, who later created the company Mojang to carry it forward. Persson then sold it all to Microsoft for 2.5 billion dollars and here we are 11 or so years later since the early builds and it's now sold over 200 million copies.

The thing is, Minecraft is still growing and a lot too. It was announced back in 2016 that Minecraft had sold over 100 million so they've managed to add another 100 million in only a few years which is madness. On YouTube for example as well, last year Google announced that Minecraft was the most-watched game on the whole platform and it wasn't even close to anything else.

As a bit of a celebration and in true corporate form, Mojang announced a very slight re-brand to Mojang Studios since they're now operating as multi-title, multi-location company. It even came with a fancy PR video:

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You can buy Minecraft Java Edition (which supports Linux) on the official site.

Minecraft Dungeons is their next title, which will appear on May 26. Since they're now owned by Microsoft, as expected it's not going to have Linux support. Microsoft "loves Linux" only in certain situations of course (hello cloud stuff) and gaming isn't really one of them. Thankfully though, from a few reports we've been sent by people in the Beta it appears to work in Wine.

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Creak May 19, 2020
Quoting: Dunc
Quoting: CreakIn return, an average folk will buy the so-called "Windows" Edition because he's on Windows and once it is bought, he won't be able to play with a friend on Mac, or Linux, or on a console. In a world where Fortnite is completely cross-platform, I find this strategy outrageous.
In fairness, it's called the “Bedrock” edition, but I can't disagree.
I know, but not on their website 🙁 ("Computer" -> "PC" (sic 😓))

QuoteOh, Microsoft <3 Linux.

Last edited by Creak on 19 May 2020 at 1:54 am UTC
Valck May 19, 2020
So, given M$ loves Linux, and they were wrong about Open Source all along, and Minecraft was initially promised as eventually going Open Source (I too financed it under that premise), and M$ now celebrating their 200MegaSale, wouldn't that be THE perfect opportunity to show their love?


No, no, I'm not holding my breath...
Purple Library Guy May 19, 2020
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: haikuFinally a tux badge that look modern

Wow. That looks gorgeous.
Funny, to me it looks bland and kind of depressed. Guess my heart's really never been in "modern".
Philadelphus May 20, 2020
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: Guest
Quoting: haikuFinally a tux badge that look modern

Wow. That looks gorgeous.
Funny, to me it looks bland and kind of depressed. Guess my heart's really never been in "modern".
Gotta admit, if I didn't know it was supposed to be a penguin I would've guessed some type of songbird, or maybe a duck. :S:
haiku May 20, 2020
Maybe this one, he's more agressive :P

Last edited by haiku on 20 May 2020 at 4:28 pm UTC
Philadelphus May 21, 2020
Quoting: haikuMaybe this one, he's more agressive :P
Aggressive? Huh. The white bit in its beak makes it look like it's cringing to me. Though I'd probably guess this one was a penguin. :)
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