Minecraft is one of the most popular Sandbox games, and was created by Swedish developer Markus Persson. The game was released in 2011 by Mojang and then purchased by Microsoft Studios in 2014.
Minecraft is also one of the best selling video games ever and sells over 180 million copies. The game is available on many platforms. Well, since the last days, rumors about the game closing have begun to boom.
According to many posts, the game is expected to close on December 21, 2020, which has worried many Minecraft fans.
Just to remind you, in early June 2019, Mojang removed support for Minecraft: Story Mode and players were advised to download all their episodes. The game’s story mode was under the cover of Telltale Games.
But Telltale games were going through hard times at work and they finally disappeared.
In an official blog post, the Minecraft team mentioned that the publisher is no longer working, which means that Minecraft: Story Mode will no longer be compatible. Well the game’s story mode has been canceled, and that doesn’t mean the game will shut down, because millions of people love it and it would be wrong for Mojang to shut it down.
Well, we’d like to inform our readers that the rumors about the game closing are incorrect, since there is no official news about the game closing, and the website that published this fake news, did this to attract some opinions. According to pocketgamer.biz, Minecraft has 112 million monthly active players.
Well, it sounds very strange to think about why a game of this size would be closed. Additionally, according to Statista, Minecraft sold 159 million copies in May 2019, a fairly large amount. In China alone, Minecraft has 300 million registered accounts according to Daniel Ahmed, chief analyst for the video game industry.
Check out the official statement about Minecraft shutdown below.
YouTube is one of the most popular platforms for streaming and watching videos, and Minecraft judged for 2019, through the most popular game on YouTube with 100 billion views. Minecraft also received an increase in 2019, when Felix “PewDiePie” Kjellberg broadcast a series of videos while Minecraft was playing.
Returning to the rumor of closure, this will not happen because the number of its sales is huge and its player base is in millions. Minecraft also generated $ 110 million in revenue for Microsoft in 2018 and the game saw only a positive graph in 2019 that would definitely increase its revenue.
Also, users should believe the news from official sources which includes – Twitter & Official website. You can check the official channels from the links below.
Update 1 (Jan 3)
A Minecraft / Mojang / MS employee went to Twitter to confirm that Minecraft was not shut down and “Mojang not closing”. Here are two tweets:
Hey folks, I can confirm that Minecraft servers are NOT shutting down in 2020. It’s just a stupid hoax. Feel free to pass this along.
Once more for the folks who missed the tweet the first time I posted it. Minecraft is NOT stopping, Mojang is NOT closing. #Minecraft