Get those pickaxes ready.
If you live in China and you’ve always wanted to play Minecraft with no restrictions, here’s some happy news! Mojang announced over the weekend that they were developing a new version of the game, which will be tailored for the Chinese market and audience. There weren’t any details provided regarding what this version would be like, but still, it’s great news for the Chinese player base.
“We’ll always embrace opportunities to bring Minecraft to new players around the world, widening our community, and giving us a new perspective on our game,” said Jonas Martensson, CEO of Mojang, creators of Minecraft. “NetEase understand our long-term vision for Minecraft and support Mojang’s ideals, so we’re delighted to have them on board. We look forward to welcoming China’s builders and adventurers to the world of Minecraft.”
“We are excited to bring Minecraft to Chinese audiences, and expect our large online community to embrace this preeminent game,” said William Ding, CEO and founder of NetEase, Inc. “With our deep understanding of the Chinese market and our ability to successfully launch world-renowned online and mobile games, we offer a strong platform for the introduction of Minecraft to China’s vast user base. We believe this cooperation could leverage the strengths of both Mojang and NetEase, as well as provide the world’s largest audience with a superior user experience.”
If you’re based in China, how excited are you for this version of the game? Let us know in the comments down below.