Microsoft boasted that more than 10 million people have already played Minecraft: Dungeons, an action adventure spin-off to studio Mojang's most famous work. The project debuted in May last year on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch.
The number provided by Microsoft should not be treated as a sales result. After all, Minecraft: Dungeons is also available in Xbox Game Pass. It has not been revealed how many of those 10 million people are playing the game through that subscription, and how many have actually purchased it.
Xbox Game Pass' Twitter profile shared some interesting stats instead. 103 million multiplayer sessions of Minecraft: Dungeons have been played as part of the subscription and as many as 80% of them were in the local co-op mode. So you can see that the game is making waves as a social game played on a single screen, with fewer people (at least among subscribers) playing online.
As a thank you for crossing the threshold of 10 million players Mojang will release a pet (pig) and a cape for free in the next update. Both elements are usually available in paid DLC. The patch will be released on February 24, simultaneously on all hardware platforms.
This patch will be the biggest one so far. It will also introduce the so-called Ancient Hunts, a new game mode in which we'll embark on procedurally generated expeditions to the Nether. In addition, a merchant selling equipment useful for fun in the endgame will appear in the player camp.
Finally, it's worth mentioning that on February 24, parallel to the patch, the second paid DLC will be released- Flames of the Nether. The expansion will take us to the eponymou land, as well as offer six new missions, two skins, more artifacts and previously unavailable weapons and other equipment.
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