San Francisco: The popular game Minecraft has crossed over 1,000 billion views on YouTube, making it the most popular game on the video streaming platform.
There are more than 35,000 active creator channels making videos on Minecraft, in 150 countries, YouTube said. About 140 million people play Minecraft on PCs, mobile devices, and video game consoles.
“We have people who go on adventures and people who build and people who play together, and all of those ways of playing are important to us,” said Lydia Winters, chief Minecraft storyteller at The Verge.
YouTube posted a video congratulating the gaming community for reaching 1,000 billion views on the platform. The video begins with Starship’s famous song We Built This City, with some words changed to fit the aesthetic of the game.
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“The reason Minecraft has been so successful on YouTube is that YouTube videos are a medium for storytelling. So when you have Minecraft, and you can tell any story you want in a Minecraft world, that’s a big reason we have so many people creating Minecraft content, ”Winters added.
The very first Minecraft video on YouTube was shared by YouTuber @jwaap almost 12 years ago on May 17, 2009. The one-minute video shows the construction of a structure where you can see the player walk through different areas. of the structure. .
Minecraft has also released a brand new “Minecraft Museum” video filled with Easter eggs to celebrate the massive amount of Minecraft content.