Next month on 26th May, Minecraft Dungeons will finally be released on the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms including Xbox Game Pass. It was actually due to arrive this month but was delayed at the last minute.
Why was this? Speaking to Eurogamer recently, Mojang's executive producer David Nisshagen explained how it was due to a combination of factors including cross-platform implementation, the impact of the coronavirus outbreak (and the concerns regarding the health and safety of staff) and the fact the team just wanted to deliver a better end product to the players.
We don't want to stress the teams during this time. We could probably have made [the old date] but that probably felt uncomfortable - partially for the team and also for the players, who we couldn't guarantee would get a good, fun game. So by taking this little extra end time, we'll have a better end product and happier team which can take pride in it.
As noted by Nisshagen, the team could have made the old date (presumably he's referring to the April launch) but chose not to – which will hopefully result in a better game.
If you hadn't heard about this Minecraft spin-off before, it's inspired by classic dungeon crawlers of yesteryear – allowing you to team up with three other players (online or via local play) to take down nasty mobs. At the same time, you must power up your weapons and items, and collect treasure.
According to the same interview, Mojang got the UK Studio Double Eleven to help out with the console versions of the game. Nisshagen also mentioned how his team was now focused on post-launch content.
Will you be trying out Minecraft Dungeons when it arrives next month? Tell us below.
That's fine. Always better to delay and get everything right than to rush to meet deadlines.
Can’t argue with that!
Still no wireless play
It actually looks a lot of fun
Gotta say it's a handsome looking game. Looking forward to this one.
I'm actually looking forward to this more than I thought. Like a bit of arcade dungeon crawling.
Don’t care for mine craft but this looks good
Can't wait for this game, thanks you microsoft.
I just got in the closed beta for this game, can’t wait and damn you mojang for taking my summer.
@Cevil A physical release, now that most shops around the planet are closed, can wait for later.
My kiddos were playing the beta yesterday and the game looks great! Actually something I may get into with them, good amount of depth without being overwhelming and is fun to play.
@redd214 @tekknik The beta for Switch? Was wondering cause my kid is waiting for the Switch, but he just applied last week.
looks like a fun must buy game, but its fine for me that it arrives late, my backlog is so long... 🤓
@mesome713 no, the beta was PC only
Lolol if it is like Minecraft... it will never be finish, and yes that is a good thing
@redd214 Dang. It let us sign up for the Switch Beta, but PC beta makes more sense to focus on.
@mesome713 no for PC, I wasn’t aware of a beta for switch, i do see it in the marketplace already with no price or preorder so it could well be under test as well
Not gonna lie, i am really not interested in this game. but good for the people who are!
Physical Release = Purchase
I love Minecraft, story mode and earth! Cannot wait for this edition!
Wasnt paying much attention to this, until my son did. Watched some vids, and along with him being excited, and a $20 price point, I'm sufficiently hyped. Looks surprisingly fun. I love arpgs, so I should be in heaven. Even if I'm not tho, my son most likely will be. All that matters.
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