Minecraft spawns one trillion views with a YouTube makeover

The Minecraft community on YouTube consists of over 35,000 established creators across 150 countries and territories

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New Delhi: It’s no secret that Minecraft is one of the most successful video games of all time, and now the creative sandbox survival game has crossed yet another milestone. On Wednesday, Mojang and YouTube have combined forces to reveal that Minecraft is the first video game to accumulate over one trillion combined views officially. This impressive accomplishment is being celebrated in a number of ways, with Minecraft boasting a variety of impressive metrics on the video-sharing platform.

During Minecraft Live 2021, Mojang Studios took the opportunity to reveal that Minecraft continues to grow in scale and community over time, with over 141 million monthly active users reported in Aug. 2021. It was also shared that Minecraft was the most-watched topic on YouTube in 2020 with over 201 billion combined views, so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the game has now surpassed one trillion views in total near the end of 2021.

The Minecraft community on YouTube consists of over 35,000 established creators across 150 countries and territories, all of which have helped maintain Minecraft as the most-watched video game topic on YouTube for years.

Here’s how YouTube and Mojang Studios are celebrating Minecraft surpassing this milestone:

A Minecraft-themed makeover for YouTube. For the next 24 hours, the YouTube homepage will be decked out with a new logo celebrating Minecraft and its creators.

Curated playlists and community celebrations. YouTube is debuting curated playlists that highlight fan-favorite Minecraft videos from over the years, including the most accomplished creators and most-watched videos. There’s also a brand-new animated video featuring many of these same creators. Finally, YouTube Minecraft creators are taking over the official YouTube Instagram account for a single day to share their favorite Minecraft moments.

A new way to view Minecraft trends. The official YouTube Culture & Trends website now has a dedicated Minecraft landing page, where viewers can go to peruse Minecraft’s various statistics and metrics over time for creators, videos, and topic trends. The landing page also features editorials exploring Minecraft and its YouTube creators’ effects on the world.

The YouTube Creator Skin Pack. Available for free in the Minecraft Marketplace for one year, the YouTube Creator Skin pack features Minecraft skins and Character Creator items inspired by many of Minecraft’s biggest YouTube creators.

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