We reported yesterday that Minecraft continues to do exceptionally well and it is the second best-selling video game of all-time just after Tetris. Business Insider recently spoke with Helen Chiang who is the head of Minecraft at Microsoft. She told the site why there are no plans for Minecraft 2. This is purely because it’s a service which can keep evolving and they do not want to fragment the player-base, which is commendable.
We don’t want to ask [players] to move from ‘Minecraft 1’ to ‘Minecraft 2.’ We want them to just enjoy ‘Minecraft.’ And there’s other ways that we can expand that are more meaningful and authentic to what we want to be, rather than just releasing another iteration in the way that most other franchises do.”
“I don’t think there’s really a need for ‘Minecraft 2’,” Bergentsen told me. “You would be able to create a ‘Minecraft 2’ game in ‘Minecraft.’”