Minecraft is a game that came out in 2011 and it is still one of the most widely played games in the world. This is all due to Minecraft’s customizability and an ever-changing nature that keeps players interested and intrigued.
Minecraft is a game that is always being updated and is never the same as it was before. In fact, as recently as 2020 the nether just got updated bringing a whole new set of adventure for players to experience. In this update tons of new biomes and mobs can be found such as the crimson forest and the piglins.
Minecraft Enderman Plastic Mug
from: Things From Another World
Normally a game will stay mainstream for about a year or two and then slowly die down as it loses its player base but this is not the case with Minecraft. Due to all these major updates the game never gets stale and there is always more to do than there was before.
With only a few newer games having more players, Minecraft is one of the big dogs in terms of the player base and player satisfaction. The other big reason other than updates as to why Minecraft hasn’t died yet is because of all the options of gameplay.
Singleplayer vs. Multiplayer
Gamers love to be able to choose what they do and Minecraft helps you achieve this by having several different game modes. When you first load up the game you are presented with an option of Singleplayer or Multiplayer, all this means is whether or not you want to play with other people or by yourself.
If you chose Singleplayer the game will load up an auto-generated random world and your adventure will begin. From finding your first diamond to beating the ender dragon your journey will never end as you explore the vast world known as Minecraft. On top of vanilla Minecraft, you can add virtually any mod you want from custom mobs to custom items. Minecraft is built in a way that makes it super easy to add new stuff and customize your gameplay so if you can dream it you can make it in-game.
The multiplayer aspect of Minecraft opens up a whole new section of the game that isn’t available in Singleplayer. Multiplayer allows for people to play with their friends and share the experience of Minecraft. In multiplayer servers are created where people can play on, an example of this would be the most popular Minecraft server hypixel averaging around 2 million players every month.
Playing in the Sandbox
Minecraft is also a sandbox game meaning there isn’t a direct story and you can build whatever you want with no restrictions. Sandbox games are also known by the names of open-world or free-roaming games because it’s all up to the player’s imagination.
On these servers, several mini-games are available all for free, these games include things from Bed Wars where you protect your bed form harm by other players to build battle where you compete for the best build within certain categories. With all these options being available in Multiplayer that is where the majority of Minecraft players are.
Unlike big servers such as hypixel, there are smaller servers that were created with the purpose of allowing players to play with their friends in a generated world. The classic game of Minecraft can be played with friends on these types of servers making the experience all the more enjoyable.
Out of all the sandbox games on the market, Minecraft is undeniably the most popular in terms of player base and content being created. Recently Minecraft has seen a huge spike in content creators returning back to the game with big names such as pewdiepie even making full series on the game. The reason people are always coming back is that as every new generation grows more and more people are discovering Minecraft and falling in love and these content creators have recognized this and started playing more and more to entertain their viewers. This is a trend that is unlikely to ever end because as stated earlier the game is always changing with new updates and new mods being available forcing players to come back and see what happened.
Minecraft Volume 1 TPB
from: Things From Another World
The Future of Minecraft
Nostalgia also plays a huge role in players returning to the game. With virtually a new game coming out by Mojang known as Minecraft dungeons the name of Minecraft is returning to the gaming industry. Tons of people started their career on Minecraft and seeing fans want to watch is again gives them another reason to play again.
The way Minecraft is built is whenever you want you can start a new world and start from scratch. You can go through the game and adventure as you please in survival or focus on building and creating cool contraptions in creative. This draws in tons of audience as there is something for everyone to enjoy, compared to other games where there is one game mode and that’s what you get. This aspect of Minecraft being a very versatile game will never change and will always be there for the players of Minecraft.
As long as the servers are running it is guaranteed that Minecraft will always have players seeking a new adventure in the world. Whether it be through Survival, Creative, Singleplayer, or Multiplayer Minecraft is a game that will stand the test of time and will always stand as one of the greats in the gaming industry.