For the first time since the original, a new “Minecraft” game is in the works – and it’s coming in 2019


  • For the first time since the original “Minecraft”, the series receives a new entry.
  • It’s not a sequel – the game is called “Minecraft: Dungeons” and it’s a dungeon robot modeled after “Diablo”.
  • “Minecraft: Dungeons” is expected to arrive on PC in 2019. It is not known when it will arrive on other platforms.

For the first time since the arrival of “Minecraft” in 2011, a new entry in the series is in the works at the same studio that created the original. It’s called “Minecraft: Dungeons” – it was revealed on Saturday during an annual “Minecraft” live show known as Minecon Earth 2018.

From what we’ve seen so far, it looks like a very “Minecraft-y” version of beloved classics like “Diablo”. It sounds like that too!

“Dungeons” is described as “a brand new action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers,” in its announcement. Alone or with a group of up to four friends, you will face off against “a ruthless swarm of new and evil mobs” in a variety of locations: “canyons, swamps and, of course, mines”.

Minecraft dungeons

Like other dungeon crawlers, “Minecraft: Dungeons” seems to have different character classes to choose from – from a warrior to a mage, and everything in between.

Mojang / Microsoft Studios

The game is said to be an exciting project for the folks at Mojang, the Swedish studio that was founded to create the original “Minecraft”. This is the first of several new initiatives within Mojang aimed at expanding the universe of “Minecraft”.

Unlike “Minecraft”, the focus in “Minecraft: Dungeons” is action.

“We wanted to make sure we made the dungeon robot part as good as possible,” Mojang’s creative lead Jens Bergentsen told me in a phone interview last week.

To that end, don’t expect to see a lot of the usual mining and craft activity.

“I would say it’s a distilled version of ‘Minecraft’,” Bergentsen said. “Building in the game is something we’ve talked about a lot, but we were concerned that it might distract from the game. So in“ Minecraft Dungeons ”it’s strictly an adventure game with a storyline that s’ attached to it. “

The game is expected to arrive on PC for the first time in 2019 – a beta will precede its arrival, but don’t expect anything like the smooth launch of “Minecraft”. “Minecraft: Dungeons” gets a relatively standard beta before a “traditional” release, we’re told.

Check out the game’s first trailer here:


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