Minecraft

Minecraft Developer Mojang Pubically Denounces NFTs and Blockchain

Minecraft developer Mojang has come out and discussed its policies and views on the use of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and blockchain within its servers and community. In a blog post, Minecraft staff members alert the community that the studio is updating its Usage Guidelines. As such, Mojang took a moment to address an issue that...

Minecraft for iPhone, iPad Gets Mouse, Keyboard Support

As spotted by the folks over at MacRumors, Minecraft for iPhone and iPad has just been updated to bring in-game controls support for Bluetooth mouse and keyboard. According to the release notes for the latest version 1.19.10, Minecraft for iOS and iPadOS features allay duplication, locate biome command capabilities, and "a swath of new improvements."...

Microsoft Announces BuildAbility, the First World for Minecraft: Education Edition

Minecraft has announced BuildAbility, the first world for Minecraft: Education Edition. BuildAbility focuses on accessibility and building inclusive spaces for players. During the Microsoft Ability Summit, Microsoft announced that it has partnered with Peel District School Board in Ontario on BuildAbility. The world has been built in collaboration with a small group of educators in...

‘Minecraft’ Content Surpasses One Trillion Global Views on YouTube

Today, YouTube has confirmed that Minecraft content on the platform has reached an incredible milestone, surpassing one trillion global views. Minecraft, the Microsoft-owned global sensation first began popping up on YouTube in 2009. Since that time, the popularity of the creative open concept game developed by Mojang Studios has only grown. Minecraft has since become...

Mojang Announces Plans to Shut Down AR Service ‘Minecraft Earth’

Nearly two years after it launched, developer Mojang announced plans to shut down augmented reality service Minecraft Earth. In the official announcement, the Minecraft Earth team revealed that the game may not survive with the ongoing global health crisis. "Minecraft Earth was designed around free movement and collaborative play — two things that have become near...

Minecraft for Mobile Generated $110 Million in Revenue in 2018

Popular sandbox construction game Minecraft, which made its debut on mobile back in 2014, is continuing to generate revenue for its publishers at an ever-increasing rate. According to Sensor Tower Store Intelligence, 2018 was Minecraft’s most profitable year yet on the App Store and Google Play, with over $110 million in revenue. The game generated the...

Minecraft Reaches End of Life on Apple TV

Minecraft for the Apple TV has been discontinued as the game saw lack of players on the platform. The Apple TV version of Minecraft was announced almost two years ago at Apple's October 2016 keynote where Tim Cook enthusiastically promoted the popular game. The game launched shortly after for $19.99 but it never became the...

Microsoft to Bring Minecraft: Education Edition to the iPad

Just in time for the new school year, Minecraft: Education Edition is making its way to the iPad. According to a new blog post from Microsoft, Minecraft: Education Edition will be available for iPads in schools across the country, adding "a set of features created for the Education Edition has been made available to all Minecraft players." “Minecraft:...

Minecraft for iOS is Getting Cross-Platform Play This Summer

Minecraft: Pocket Edition for iOS will be getting a free update this summer which will introduce cross-platform play between Android, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 PC, and VR. At E3,  game developer Mojang said that it has always wanted to introduce a cross-platform feature. The new "Better Together" update will also bring a more...