Hello, right here’s your semi-frequent reminder that Minecraft is fairly large. Microsoft chief government officer Satya Nadella revealed throughout the firm’s newest monetary replace that Mojang’s construct ’em up hit practically 140 million monthly active users between January 1 and March 31. Even so, the variety of engaged gamers Minecraft has proper now is 30% larger than the identical interval final yr.
Nadella additionally explains that Minecraft creators have generated over $350 million from “multiple billion downloads of mods, add-ons, and different experiences in Minecraft”. That’s not together with exercise exterior of Microsoft’s market, both.
The pandemic has seemingly led to an inflow of gamers for Minecraft, however there are many different issues driving curiosity, too. Last yr we obtained Mojang’s blocky spin on Diablo, Minecraft Dungeons, and this yr we’re getting the Caves and Cliffs replace in two components. Mojang beforehand defined it determined to separate the replace in two to make sure high quality, handle technical complexity, and hold the event workforce wholesome. You can anticipate to see a few of the new blocks and mobs in the summer time and the extra difficult components associated to world technology in the vacation season.
Elsewhere in Microsoft’s monetary report, the corporate stories it racked up $41.7 billion in income, which is up 19% on the identical interval final yr.
“Over a yr into the pandemic, digital adoption curves aren’t slowing down. They’re accelerating, and it’s just the start,” Nadella says. “We are constructing the cloud for the subsequent decade, increasing our addressable market and innovating throughout each layer of the tech stack to assist our prospects be resilient and remodel.”
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