Minecraft is a video game developed by Mojang, a Swedish video game developing company. The game was published in the year 2011 and achieved huge success. It features at the number two spot in the best-selling video games of all time. Let us have a look at the net worth of Minecraft in 2018.
Minecraft was developed by Markus Persson, Swedish game developer in the year 2008. Markus wanted to develop a game on the cards of Dwarf Fortress, and Infiniminer. He wanted to incorporate the style of roleplaying to the above-mentioned games and came up with the design of Minecraft.
The first version of Minecraft was released in May 2009. After analyzing the gameplay and reviews, the updated version of the game which was then named the Alpha version was released in June 2010. From then, the game was updated on a regular basis, making changes to its modes, blocks, and other features.
In November 2011, the full version of the game was released and became a huge success. The soundtrack for the game was scored by Daniel Rosenfeld who was appreciated a lot for his work.
In 2014, Microsoft bought the sole ownership of Mojang along with Minecraft for a whopping $2.5 billion. The game can be run on various operating systems such as Linux, Microsoft Windows, and macOS. The game has various editions such as Minecraft Classic, Minecraft 4k, and Minecraft Education Edition.
In 2012, Minecraft was announced to be the flagship game of the Xbox Arcade NEXT, and many new features such as multiplayer screen and game tutorials were added to the Xbox version. The PlayStation edition of the game was released in 2013. Both the Xbox and the PlayStation versions were developed by 4J Studios.
The Minecraft pocket edition that enables the game to be played over mobile phones was released in 2011. The full version of the pocket edition for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows 10 was released in 2016. The Spin-off versions of the game Minecraft: Story mode and Minecraft Education Edition were released in 2015 and 2016 respectively.
Awards & Achievements
The awards won by Minecraft are listed below:
2010: Shotgun Game of the year, Indie of the Year by Indie DB, Game of the Year by PC Gamer UK.
2011: Grand Prize and the Community-Voted Audience Award at the Independent Games Festival, Best Debut Game, Best Downloadable Game, and Innovation Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards.
2012: Golden Joystick Award and TIGA Game Industry Award.
2014: TIGA Game of the Year.
2015: Most addicting game of the year at Kids’ Choice Awards.
Over 144 million copies of the game have been sold till January 2014 making it the second best selling game of all time.
Net Worth & Earnings
In April 2011, the game collected revenue of $33 million from 800,000 copies sale of its Alpha version. From then the game went on to make so much revenue and contributed $63 million to Microsoft in 2015. It is reported that the developer of the game Markus Persson bought a mansion in Beverly Hills for $70 million in 2014. The net worth of the Minecraft is estimated to be around $1.7 billion.
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