Microsoft’s purchase of Minecraft certainly hasn’t put any sort of damper on the continued success of the wildly popular open-word crafting game.
As Developer Mojang on Friday announced it finally had a way to track how many people were currently playing the game online on PC.
Nathan (Dinnerbone) Adams, a developer at Mojang, tweeted:
Then a few minutes later tweeted that he should have waited five minutes so he could have tweeted one million. Adams added that “exactly 50 percent of players are in [single player] at any moment.”
This is 1 million people playing at the same time. To show how impressive this is, Steam, who recently topped 8.5 million concurrent players, have never had a single game on the service ever make it above a million. Dota 2, which regularly tops the concurrency list, typically peaks in the 900,000 range.