It’s been over 10 years since Minecraft was made available to the public, and it’s still one of the most popular games available. One question we’re all asking is why?
Really, it isn’t a difficult question to answer. Even with how simple the game is, it has endless possibilities thanks to its flexibility. You can install Resource and Texture packs for example, which transform the look to make Minecraft feel like a new game. With the installation of Datapacks, you can change how your world functions. But one of the biggest changes of all comes from mods, which are able to turn the game into anything you desire. If you want to create a factory, a racing game, an RPG or anything else you can think of, it’s completely doable thanks to mods.
There’s also Minecraft Servers, which still see hundreds of thousands of players daily. Some of the most popular options are Hypixel, which has players all over the world, with it’s most popular mode being Skyblock, which feels like an MMORPG. These days, anyone can create a server and advertise it on one of many Minecraft Server Lists. We’ve seen a rise in servers, due to Mojang’s willingness to let pay-to-win features slide.
One question is whether we’ll ever see an end to the pay-to-win mechanics that currently exist in Minecraft. Should players be able to go to the store, buy an Enchanted Diamond Sword and beat other players who can’t play? Right now, it’s a difficult question to answer, but it doesn’t seem to be hindering the growth of Minecraft, which doesn’t want to give up.
With Minecraft being acquired by Microsoft, it’s also been made free to play to gamers who own a GamePass subscription. Personally, I think Minecrafts growth is infinite, and there’s no stopping this train.