Minecraft Legends has become a staple of Xbox Game Pass, and millions of players have ventured into Overworld since it launched last month. Following on from the success of the hugely popular Minecraft, Minecraft Legends brings a whole new experience in the form of an action-strategy game that includes cooperative and competitive multiplayer.
Developed by Mojang Studios and Blackbird Interactive, Minecraft Legends focuses on the stories of heroes who protect the Overworld from the Piglin invasion and the Nether. The nether corruption spread by the Piglins destroys everything within reach, and it’s up to the player to fight this threat and become a legendary hero in Minecraft Legends. Players can also enjoy a co-op campaign with up to four players, or face off against each other in a Versus mode that supports up to eight players.
The official Minecraft Legends Twitter account reveals that more than 3 million players have tried out the new game on consoles, PC, and Xbox Game Pass since it launched on April 18. Promotional material for Minecraft Legends was released alongside the announcement, highlighting how well the game’s story, combat, and online features have been received by multiple outlets. So far, Minecraft Legends appears to be one of the biggest events coming to Xbox Game Pass on its first day of 2023.
Minecraft Legends joins Tango Gameworks’ Hi-Fi Rush as one of the most popular first-party games on Xbox Game Pass in 2023. The success of Minecraft Legends also extends beyond Xbox Game Pass, as the recently released game is now available on multiple platforms, including the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 5.
Minecraft Legends has achieved an incredible feat of 3 million players worldwide, but Microsoft has not confirmed the exact number of Xbox Game Pass subscribers who have played the new game. However, Xbox Game Pass likely contributed significantly to Minecraft Legends’ overall player numbers. The game’s success may be due in part to growing Xbox Game Pass subscriptions, as gamers look forward to new Xbox titles coming out in 2023 and beyond. Still, Minecraft Legends’ latest milestone is a good look at how Xbox Game Pass is moving forward.
Xbox and PC gamers can subscribe to Xbox Game Pass for instant access to over 100 games. New games are added to Xbox Game Pass every month, including day one releases from Xbox Game Studios. These new Xbox Game Pass titles will include Starfield, Forza Motorsport, and State of Decay 3 in the near future. For now, Xbox fans can look forward to more news on these upcoming titles during the Xbox Games Showcase this June.
Minecraft Legends is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.