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The world's best-selling video game is now 15 years old, and Xbox is celebrating with over two weeks of gifts and fun – Windows Central

What you need to know

  • Minecraft’s began its life around May 10, 2009, and saw its first public appearance on May 17, 2009.
  • Now, the survival-crafting behemoth is the best-selling video game of all time 15 years later.
  • To celebrate the legendary game’s birthday, Mojang Studios and Xbox are hosting 15 days of gifts and fun.
  • This includes a free Character Creator item for each of the 15 days, but more goodies and events have been teased.

Minecraft may now be the best-selling video game of all time, but it still had modest beginnings. Development on the survival-crafting game began around May 10 in 2009, with the game’s first public release being on May 17. Since then, the game has enjoyed 15 years of content updates, spin-off games, new platform releases, expanding feature sets, and much more. Nearly ten years ago, Minecraft even became a part of the Xbox family.

So, how are Mojang Studios and Xbox celebrating this momentous milestone? Well, we already know that Minecraft is getting a ton of new in-game paintings and music as a part of the Minecraft 1.21 ‘Tricky Trials’ Update, but Minecraft’s creators certainly aren’t stopping there.


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