It is worth noting that not all of those players have purchased the game. That's because Minecraft Legends is available through Microsoft's Game Pass service on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. Still, customers pay a subscription for that service, so Microsoft is winning either way.
There is no doubt that Minecraft Legends is already really popular. Although, Minecraft Earth started with similar success before losing traction. The AR game had millions of users, but Microsoft eventually decided to shutter the game as interest fell.
That's not to say the same will happen with Minecraft Legends and the early success is impressive. The franchise branding and strong reviews have propelled the strong start for the game.
#MinecraftLegends just launched and over 3 million players have already hopped in! We're pleased to announce our first game update, which is starting to make its way to supported platforms right now!
— Minecraft Legends (@legends_game) April 28, 2023
Minecraft developer, Mojang, is also sending out the first update for the game. While this is not a feature release, the update now allows players to invite friends to their team through matchmaking. Elsewhere, there are a bunch of fixes for bugs such as audio glitches and game crashing. See more about update 1.17.28951 here.
Changing the Core Gameplay of Minecraft
Minecraft Legends is one of the biggest first-party exclusives Microsoft has planned for this year. It was developed between Mojang Studios and Blackbird Interactive and features action and strategy-based gameplay.
The game is an open-world environment for a single-player campaign, online co-op, and the PVP element. That PVP component is what is getting many people interested in Minecraft Legends. Players from across platforms enter into two teams of four players in a procedurally generated world. Because each world is different the players do not know what they are getting each time and must collaborate and combine resources to defeat the opposing team.
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