It looks like new projects in the Minecraft franchise are currently underway at Microsoft. Over the years, Microsoft and developer Mojang have continued to develop Minecraft in different ways. While the game that started it all continues to receive new updates regularly, offshoots such as Minecraft: story mode and Minecraft Dungeons were also released. Now, it looks like plans to expand the property even further are going on behind the scenes at the moment.
Spotted recently on the LinkedIn profile of Torfi Frans Olafsson, who is the Franchise Development Manager on Minecraft, it was said that “new projects” associated with the IP are in development. More details on what this might mean specifically weren’t given, but it definitely looks like new games of some sort are likely in the planning stages. “Focused on the creative development of new projects within the Minecraft franchise. Working on online, digital, physical and media projects,” Olafsson said when describing his work.
So what could these future Minecraft projects be? Well, one option is a movie based on the popular video game. Just a few days ago, reports surfaced that the movie was already in development. In reality, Aquaman and The iron Throne Star Jason Momoa is reportedly in talks to end up starring in the project. While no such announcement has been made since to prove this to be true, it only seems like a matter of time before Minecraft hits the big screen.
Outside of this potential movie, however, we currently don’t know what other Minecraft games might be in the works. Given the franchise’s popularity, however, this is a series Microsoft and Xbox Game Studios will surely want to keep repeating for the long haul.
What sorts of things would you be interested in seeing Microsoft and Mojang do with Minecraft in the future? And are you excited about the idea of a potential movie based on the series? Share your thoughts with me in the comments or hit me up on Twitter at @MooreMan12.