While Minecraft for over a decade has been viewed as the most grounded title which overthrown the success of Tetris, it was questionable at best on how the series could spin-off onto other projects. Although we saw the release of Minecraft: Story Mode from Telltale Games, a full-on standalone would be another story. But, Minecraft Dungeons proved to be a breath of fresh air when incorporating dungeon crawler gameplay with its established world.
Even more, it did plenty for Xbox Cloud Gaming being the catalyst for the platform’s touch screen controls. Additionally, Minecraft Dungeons also reshaped itself when it was confirmed a fully-operable arcade cabinet was also in development. For the title itself, Mojang Studios after delivering its promised post-launch content transitioned to seasonal updates to rotate fresh add-ons to the main game.
In a recent update, it was confirmed that Minecraft Dungeons is to be severing its support come update 1.1.7, the latest blog post reveals. Whilst celebrating a new milestone of 25 million users, it also confirms the update is to be the last client with focus moving onto new projects. The last celebrated achievement for Minecraft Dungeons happened to be 15 million users in 2022.
As 1.17 was Minecraft Dungeons’ final update, our team has now moved on to new projects that continue to explore experiences in the Minecraft universe. This means that there are no new features or content updates planned for the game. We do intend to continue bringing new experiences to the Minecraft universe and give our team the freedom to keep exploring the types of games they’re passionate about – just as they did with Dungeons!
“Minecraft Dungeons began as a passion project, inspired by our love of classic dungeon crawler games and reimagined as a completely new Minecraft experience. But it was the love of our players that made it grow and thrive, allowing us to continue the adventure and venture further into the Nether, the End, and eventually the mysterious Tower,” Mojang Studios writes.
“It exceeded our wildest dreams, and it makes us both proud and grateful for having had the pleasure of building a game together with a community like this one. […] Don’t think for a second this means your adventures are done! There are still plenty of adventures to be had together with your friends; dungeons to spelunk, ancient hunts to conquer, and toppling a Tower whose layout will continue to rotate.
“And while the story of Dungeons might have reached its conclusion, our community continues to build their own stories. We are happy that so many new players discover and enjoy the game on a growing range of platforms, and ultimately become part of the Dungeons family of heroes.” Currently, the new release of Mojang Studios is Minecraft Legends which shipped back in April. You can read the full report by heading here.
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Minecraft Dungeons is available for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
Source: Mojang Studios