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Mojang claims Minecraft attracts over 112 million players each month

Mojang claims Minecraft attracts over 112 million players each month

Mojang's sandbox construction title Minecraft has over 112 million players each month.

In an interview with Business Insider, studio head Helen Chiang (pictured) revealed the number of monthly players had jumped up by over 20 million since October 2018. Minecraft boasted over 90 million monthly active users at this point.

Chiang believes the success of the game comes down to its replayability factor. Players can always return to Minecraft - even after weeks or months of being inactive.

"What we find is that it's a game that players keep coming back to," said Chiang.

"It may not always be the one that's in the forefront, because there are a lot of great games that continue to come out, but it's one that they love to return to."

As of April 2019, the Microsoft-owned title had been purchased 30 million times on PC. The firm revealed over 176 million copies had been sold worldwide, when the firm was celebrating its tenth birthday in May. That doesn’t include the 150 million players in China where local firm NetEase released a free-to-play version.

The developer was looking to give its title a high-end graphics overhaul with the Super Duper Graphics Pack. However, the project was too technically demanding, resulting in it being cancelled.


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