UK developer Double Eleven has announced it will play a major role in the development of Minecraft Dungeons.
The Middlesbrough-based developer said: “We’re now able to share our involvement in Mojang’s awesome blocky dungeon crawler, Minecraft Dungeons. We’ve been working alongside Mojang on the development of the game, particularly on console versions and underlying multiplayer systems.”
David Nisshagen, Executive Producer at Minecraft developer Mojang, added: “We’re thrilled to have found a partner that shares our passion for creating great games, and we’re looking forward to working closely with Double Eleven to bring Minecraft Dungeons to a wide range of platforms. We’re excited to watch our passion project continue to grow, and Double Eleven’s expertise and dedication will help us create a high-quality experience for our community.”
Double Eleven – soon to celebrate its first decade in existence – has been on a roll recently. Best known for games like Goat Simulator, the Pixeljunk franchise and Super Cloudbuilt, it has also contributed its expertise to the likes of Limbo and Crackdown 3, was recently announced as the new lead developer on Prison Architect and last year acquired Mantis Burn developer VooFoo Studios.
Turning the blocky juggernaut which is Minecraft – it was recently disclosed that over 112 million people play it every month – into a dungeon-crawler should prove a wildly popular move. Minecraft Dungeons is scheduled for a 2020 release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Switch. For more news, keep an eye on Double Eleven’s website or the Minecraft Dungeons website.