Xbox Boss Phil Spencer Says He Isn’t Sure If Minecraft Needs a Sequel Yet
Following Microsoft’s acquisition of Mojang, many wondered about the future of Minecraft and whether there would be a Minecraft 2 or not. Speaking to IGN, Xbox boss Phil Spencer has said that he isn’t sure if a sequel would make the most sense at the moment. He said that Microsoft needs to prioritize meeting the needs of the game’s community before attempting to expand it.
I don’t know if Minecraft 2, if that’s the thing that makes the most sense. The community around Minecraft is as strong as any community out there. We need to meet the needs and the desires of what the community has before we get permission to go off and do something else. It doesn’t mean that everything we’re going to do is going to map to 100 percent of their acceptance, because I don’t know if there is any topic where 100 percent of people agree. But we look at Job 1 is to go out and meet the needs of the Minecraft community first, and then we can think about ways that we can actually help grow it. That’s our sole focus.
Spencer also said that Minecraft is a great addition to Microsoft’s portfolio.