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Minecraft Legends won’t be getting any new content

Just nine months after release, active development is stopping
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Minecraft Legends, the groundbreaking survival crafting game’s strategy spin-off, won’t receive any more content updates with the latest one, called Lost Legends: Snow vs. Snouts, being the final addition.

“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,” the official announcement stated. “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.”

Screenshot from Minecraft Legends.

Sunset has come for Minecraft Legends.

The game’s single-player, co-op, and PvP modes will remain available for users to play in, so it’s not like the servers are going to be shut down immediately. However, Legends has clearly proved less popular than anticipated, which is a surprise since anything attached to the Minecraft IP can usually be counted on to be successful.

Minecraft Legends was released in April 2023, so it’s been out less than a year before having the carpet pulled from under its feet. Co-developed by Mojang Studios and Blackbird Interactive, the game followed the successful release of Minecraft Dungeon, an ARPG spin-off of Minecraft, but was seemingly unable to find the same traction. Two weeks after launch, Minecraft Legends had reached at least three million players, so it’s not like no one gave the title a try.

Our own Minecraft Legends review called the game a good introduction to real-time strategy for newcomers, but stated that veterans of the genre won’t find anything interesting there – a view that was largely echoed by other critics, who emphasized that the gameplay was a bit shallow.

Mojang Studios is not letting this lack of success hinder it from exploring more spin-off ideas, though.

“Thank you for following along this heroic journey and helping us make Minecraft Legends the game it is today. With the support of our team, our partners, and the Minecraft community, we’re going to continue exploring the types of games we're passionate about and bringing new experiences to the Minecraft universe,” the developer concluded.