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Reddit has become the home of many gaming communities over the years, prompting a large number of developers to establish an official presence on the subreddits about their games. It has proved to be a great way for players to directly provide feedback and receive official news. Reddit is also a popular place to host Q&A events with developers, where they can interact with fans.

If you’re regularly using the platform, then you’ll already be aware of the controversial changes Reddit leadership has introduced into the site’s rules, which make the user experience a whole lot worse for many visitors. As a result, many subreddits are still unavailable as a form of protest.

The Minecraft developers have now announced that they’ll leave Reddit behind as an official channel for communicating with their players. In a post on the Minecraft subreddit, they wrote: “As you have no doubt heard by now, Reddit management introduced changes recently that have led to rule and moderation changes across many subreddits. Because of these changes, we no longer feel that Reddit is an appropriate place to post official content or refer our players to.”

“We want to thank you for all the feedback and discussion you've participated in in past changelog threads,” the post continued. Instead of Reddit, players should reach out to them on a dedicated feedback page with any concerns, bugs, or suggestions.

The community seems to be understanding of the move, but is sad about it at the same time. Some people are hoping for the return of dedicated forum sites – just like in the good old days.

We’ll have to wait and see if any other developers follow Mojang’s example and pull away from Reddit. Discord has definitely established itself as a strong competitor for this sort of direct communication recently.