The creeper. Scary, but blocky.
Developed by 4J Studios, the console version (currently exclusive to Microsoft’s machine) is smooth, slick and constantly updated. It’s also massively popular, this month edging out the evergreen Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Indeed, according to figures released this morning, the block-based explore and survive game is played more than FIFA 13, Black Ops and Borderlands 2 – it’s even above Halo: Reach, something of a mainstay for the platform.
For an Xbox Live Arcade game this is pretty amazing going, although that could of course all change when Black Ops 2 launches soon and most of the shooter fans switch to that.
Not that any of this is a surprise, of course – as we’ve said before, Minecraft is massive, and the game was profitable for everyone concerned within an hour of going on sale on the 360. These are all unique users reported, by the way, this isn’t based on the time spent playing, more the number of people actually playing a game.