With everything going around in the gaming world, Minecraft is still considered one of the biggest revolutionary titles in gaming and it is still going strong. In fact, according to the new head of Microsoft’s Minecraft department, Helen Chiang, the title managed to record the highest ever monthly active users in December 2017.
In a recent interview with PopSugar, he revealed that more than 74 million monthly active users were recorded in December 2017. Not only that, Minecraft officially sold more than 144 million copies across all platforms. Chiang emphasized the company’s effort to keep players coming back through regular updates and help keep the community surrounding the title.
We just recently set a new record in December for monthly active users, so now we’re at 74 million monthly active users — and that’s really a testament to people coming back to the game, whether it’s through the game updates or bringing in new players from across the world. That’s really our goal, to keep building the community that we have.
He continued to discuss the importance of making Minecraft “available to anybody, anywhere in the world, any way that they want to play,” as well as continuously bringing the community together regardless of each players’ preferred platform.
All of our players are playing across a number of different devices and platforms, and it shouldn’t matter where they’re playing – what’s important to us is that they have the opportunity to play it together, because it makes it so much more of a rich experience. That’s the journey we’re still on…we’ve been doing a lot of work to expand into new geographies and really just making Minecraft available to anybody, anywhere in the world, any way that they want to play.
Were you one of these 74 million users in December last year? Let us know if you still play Minecraft.