Development on Minecraft Legends, the 2023 real-time strategy spin-off game, is ending nine months after release. Co-developer Mojang announced the news yesterday, revealing that it has done as much as it can to tweak the game and make it better based on player feedback. The studio will be stepping back from development on the game, meaning it will no longer receive new content.
“Since launch, we’ve listened to community feedback and implemented a series of changes and tweaks to make the game better. With that complete, we’re now going to take a step back from development,” said Mojang in a recent blog post. While no new content will be arriving for the game, Mojang stated that it will continue to offer technical support to players in the months to come.
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“Our existing Lost Legends challenges will remain available for free, and you’ll still be able to reap the rewards if you claim victory. We will of course continue to offer technical support to players, and we won’t be removing any functionalities or features from the game. PvP and co-op will also remain fully functional, so you can continue playing whether you prefer to take on the piglins by yourself or battle alongside (or against) friends.”
Minecraft Legends was co-developed by Mojang and Blackbird Interactive as an RTS spin-off of the popular Minecraft game. Players must build their forces and raid locations while defending them from oncoming attacks. It was a rather simplified RTS meant to be accessible to younger players in addition to older players, scoring decent reviews at launch.
In our review for the game, we stated, “While Minecraft Legends won’t win any RTS awards, it does stand out in the series as something wholly unique. The simplistic mechanics are approachable but the end-game sessions can be a bit annoying. In one way, the game welcomes the inexperienced in only for them to likely struggle with the gameplay later down the line.”