Minecraft Legends Release Date Speculation Gameplay And Rumours

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When is the Minecraft Legends release date? This is a new strategy and action game by Blackbird Interactive, set in the world of Minecraft. Minecraft Legends sees the player take on the role of a legendary hero whose destiny is to unite the factions of the Overworld. If the Overworld doesn’t unite in a timely manner, they won’t be able protect their homes against Pigmin's army from the Nether.

Minecraft Legends was unveiled at the Bethesda and Xbox Live Showcases in June 2022. This is still early days for the project. Although the release date for Minecraft Legends isn't yet set in stone we have a reasonable window to see it. We have everything else we know about Minecraft Legends.

Minecraft Legends release date speculation

Minecraft Legends is scheduled to launch sometime in 2023 on PC, Xbox Series X At the beginning of the Xbox and Bethesda Showcase, Sarah Bond, head of Xbox creator experience, revealed every game shown would release across the next 12 months. We can infer that Minecraft Legends will release by June 2023.

Minecraft Legends trailer

Here's the trailer for Minecraft Legends. While most of it is a cinematic, you see some gameplay footage towards the end:

Minecraft Legends Game Pass

Yes, Minecraft Legends is coming to both Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass on day one.

Minecraft Legends gameplay, features

Minecraft Legends is likely not to be your typical RTS game. Here's Mojang’s take on Minecraft Legends gameplay:

"It has strategy elements, but its mechanics were inspired by the immersion in action games. You can see the familiar and yet mysterious Overworld from a third person perspective. You will defend peaceful settlements while fighting hordes upon piglins in an effort to stop the spread and corruption of their Nether. You are the centre of every battle you lead, fighting alongside your allies while giving them directions."

In-direct controls have been featured in RTS games, most notably in the Majesty series. We imagine that the player has direct control of their avatar's actions and movements. NPC allies can be 'guided' or ‘directed’ by these mechanics. Based on what we have seen, this is unlikely to apply to combat. My Cms

Mojang stated that the player would explore different biomes in order to find resources and then use those resources for building bases. The trailer shows a player planting a banner to get allies moving. But it also shows two fairies engaging in environment destruction, likely for harvesting and building.

Minecraft Legends also features competitive and cooperative multiplayer, although no specific details beyond that. There has been no mention of crossplay yet either, although we'd expect at least PC to Xbox.

That's everything we know about Minecraft Legends so far. You can check out all the new features in OG Minecraft 1.19 The Wild, as well as other great co-op games that you might like to play.