Why it issues: Mojang has been the first developer of Minecraft, and Minecraft-adjacent tasks, for years — and it is not breaking that development anytime quickly. At this yr’s now-annual Summer Games Fest, Microsoft and Mojang revealed a brand new mission: Minecraft Legends, a brand new “motion technique recreation” set within the Minecraft universe.
The core premise appears easy sufficient: you play as a human adventurer from a top-down, Minecraft Dungeons-like digicam angle. Piglins (a hostile ‘mob’ in Minecraft) are invading the overworld from the Nether, and it is as much as you to cease them — together with some unlikely allies, together with Zombies, Creepers, and different ordinarily-evil monsters.
Though we have solely seen a brief gameplay trailer thus far, it appears to be like like gamers will likely be controlling hordes of models, gathering assets, and increase base defenses to outlive Piglin onslaughts. You can play the sport in coop, be a part of a PvP server, or fly solo when you so want.
Minecraft Legends appears to be like surprisingly enjoyable thus far, however we nonetheless know little or no about its core gameplay techniques, other than what we have described above. It’s set to reach someday in 2023, so hopefully we’ll be taught extra about it towards the top of the yr.
When now we have a selected launch date or pricing info to share, we’ll remember to let you realize. Until then, take a look at a few of our different not-quite-E3 protection, reminiscent of our breakdown of Starfield’s epic new gameplay demo.