Fortnite might still have the super share of public attention. However, that doesn’t intend it is damaging the other gaming event. Microsoft’s Helen Chiang mentioned in an interview that Minecraft now has 112 million active players every month, a rush of 20 million over figures from October 2018. This consists of gamers across all platforms, including those who play the game as a part of an Xbox Game Pass, however that is still no small achievement for a game that has been around in some kind for roughly a decade.
Chiang explained it slightly as chastity of the original game’s evergreen status — it is a headline that people “keep coming back to.” You might burn up Fortnite or other games that take the highlights, however, there’s a real chance you may return to building homes and tunnels in Minecraft after that.
Other factors are probably necessary, as well. On top of its sheer ubiquity throughout platforms, Minecraft’s blocky graphics and straightforward mechanics make it easy to play on modestly-equipped gadgets, whether or not it is a budget PC or a smartphone. You can spend a modest quantity on hardware and still get a quality experience.
Microsoft’s challenge at this level is to keep the game consistent and relevant. The artificial reality of Minecraft Earth helps, as do ray-tracing and other attempts to spruce up the look. It isn’t clear that is enough, although. Roblox not too long ago topped 100 million monthly players, and Fortnite may not be far off (In August it was proclaimed 78.3 million customers). It might not take much time for other games to sway away from the cultural spirit of times.