In an announcement that marks the end of an era, Mojang has decided to halt further development on Minecraft Dungeons. This decision comes after the game achieved a remarkable milestone of amassing 25 million players.
A Dungeon Crawler Spin-Off In Minecraft
Minecraft Dungeons, a dungeon crawler spin-off, originally launched in May 2020 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One, followed by a release for Xbox Series X and S in February 2021. While the game received a solid 7/10 rating from IGN’s review, it was praised for its simplicity and fun gameplay but was noted for not delving too deeply into the dungeon-crawling genre.
A Fond Farewell
In a heartfelt note addressed to the player community, Mojang expressed its gratitude for Minecraft Dungeons surpassing even their wildest expectations. However, they acknowledged that “every journey has an end.” The final chapter for Minecraft Dungeons arrived with the release of Update 1.17 in November 2022.
Mojang has now shifted its focus to new projects that will continue to explore unique experiences within the expansive Minecraft universe. This decision implies that no new features or content updates are planned for Minecraft Dungeons. Yet, the company remains committed to introducing fresh adventures into the Minecraft universe and providing its team the creative freedom to pursue their passions, as they did with Minecraft Dungeons.
A Continuing Adventure
Despite the conclusion of active development, Minecraft Dungeons will remain accessible and fully playable. Players can still embark on adventures with friends, explore dungeons, engage in ancient hunts, and challenge the ever-rotating Tower layout.
Mojang’s dedication to the Minecraft franchise persists, with ongoing projects like Minecraft Legends. Released in April, Minecraft Legends is a strategy spin-off that seamlessly blends traditional Minecraft gameplay with real-time strategy elements.
As the sun sets on Minecraft Dungeons, Mojang’s exploration of the blocky and boundless Minecraft universe continues to shine brightly, promising new horizons and adventures for fans around the world.