Minecraft Dungeons: A New Game Based on the Original Title is Being Developed

The Minecraft world is going to receive a new game, which is being created by a gaming studio based in the U.K. Middlesbrough’s Double Eleven​ are currently developing the upcoming Minecraft Dungeons, a new title that takes the blockish pattern of the original game and brings a new light to the series.

Double Eleven is collaborating with the creators of the original game, Mojang, to create the console versions, an online and multiplayer system. Minecraft Dungeons is an individual game but related to the successful Minecraft series.

What is Minecraft Dungeons About?

Dissimilar to the original title, Minecraft Dungeons requires no crafting or building. Rather, it concentrates on a dungeon crawler game, in which the heroes walk into a labyrinthine setting, fighting monsters, evading traps, solving puzzles, and looting treasures. 

In the game, the dungeons are ​arbitrarily generated and full of monsters. This will make the game offer play seasons that aren’t similar at all.

“Fight or flee through canyons, swamps and – of course – mines!” says the game’s official synopsis. The reason for these fights? “You’re on an epic quest to save the villagers and take down the evil “Arch-Illager.”​

Players will have to battle traps, puzzles, and searching for treasures; unlike more RPG-style games, there is no class system. Rather, players can utilize weapons or different types of items that will help them fight the opposing forces. The title will also pack a four-player co-op multiplayer setting.

When is Minecraft Dungeons Ready to Play?

The release date of the game has not yet been announced, but it is expected to launch in April of 2020. Minecraft Dungeons​ will be available on PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The title will also be accessible through Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s virtual gaming subscription service.

What is Going to Happen to the Original Minecraft?

The original game is not going to shut down, as some claimed in a series of reports spread all over the world. However, it turned out that it was a prank played by the Channel45News website.​ The story was picked by a number of legitimate news portals, which did not realize the article was a joke, stirring panic for Minecraft fans.

The company’s manager shared a post on Twitter in early January to calm worried fans. The post said: “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.”

Minecraft is definitely not seeing an end as the game celebrated ten years since it launched last May, with Microsoft revealing it had sold over 176 million copies at the time. That makes it one of the best-sold titles of all times, outrunning the last Grand Theft Auto by about 60 million copies.

Not long ago, a new Minecraft game was also announced, which is an augmented reality game version inspired by Pokemon GO, named Minecraft Earth. The newly revealed title will have players work together to create buildings and other items in a world similar to the real one.

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