What you need to know

  • Minecraft is a sandbox game from Xbox Game Studios.
  • The title keeps on growing with each update.
  • According to the latest figures, over 112 million players experience the game every month.
  • You can play Minecraft through Xbox Game Pass.

Minecraft has been in the news for a number of reasons lately. Microsoft is teaming up with NVIDIA for ray tracing support and another augmented reality game called Minecraft Earth is being tested out around the world. However, the original's numbers keep on climbing, too.

In a report by Business Insider, it was revealed that Minecraft now has over 112 million players each month. This is an absolutely staggering number that beats every other game out there. The article said the following.

The game now has over 112 million players every month, Minecraft studio head Helen Chiang told Business Insider in a phone interview this week. 'Over the past five years since the acquisition, Minecraft is continuing to grow,' she said.

Given the fact that the game is available on almost every platform out there, it's no surprise that it keeps on growing. However, aggressive post-launch support and the ability for users to create content, even campaigns, in the game is the real reason behind its success in my opinion. Hopefully, the title will continue to flourish in the coming years and reach even greater heights.

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PowerA Enhanced Wired Controller for Xbox One ($20 at Amazon)

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