No ‘Minecraft 2’ In The Near Future; Mojang Wants To Encourage Modding Community Instead
A sequel to multiplayer world-building game “Minecraft” is not in the works anytime soon. Instead, developing studio Mojang would like to ensure that the game supports as many platforms as possible. Read on to find out more.
Mojang CEO Jonas Martensson was at Gamescom 2015, where he spoke to IGN about the possibility of “Minecraft 2.” Martensson crushed the dreams of millions of fans when he said, “First of all, there’s been no discussions about ‘Minecraft 2’ at the moment. I can’t promise forever there’ll never be a ‘Minecraft 2,’ but for the foreseeable future there won’t be.”
Instead, Mojang would be focusing on “bring(ing) the game to all platforms and letting people play together.” Recently, the company released the Windows 10 version of the game, available for free download. There are talks of bringing the game to iOS and Android in the near future.
“Minecraft” is one of the best selling games of all time, with over seventy million copies sold since its inception in 2011. The vast open world game with no specific objectives allows players to build elaborate constructions from cubes, and has been praised fostering creativity in gamers. Mojang would like to focus on the vast community of ‘Minecraft’ modders, gamers who create custom maps and quests. Martensson confirmed at the interview that he expects the creative gaming community to take the game forward for the next five years.
Recently, British poet Victoria Bennett collaborated with digital artist Adam Clarke to render her poem ‘My Mother’s House’ in the form of a downloadable ‘Minecraft’ map. Gamers can explore the map while listening to Bennett recite stanzas of her work, walking into rooms populated by words.
Speaking to the Guardian, Bennett said, “For me as a poet, the idea was that somebody could explore a poem from a different angle other than just reading or hearing it: where it becomes something that can be played and experienced in different ways. Turning the poem into a physical build so that people were exploring the space.”
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