YouTube Celebrates the Minecraft Community
Cue one trillion pieces of confetti!
Historic events happen all the time. Literally, since they become part of history right after they occur. But you only carry some of the truly monumental ones with you for the rest of your life. I am very proud to say, that today is one of those days. If you’ve already paid a visit to YouTube’s homepage, you’ll know what I’m talking about since it is looking a little blockier than usual.
YouTube are celebrating Minecraft today, but not because creepers have broken through the screen and are hissing across their HQ. Well, that’s just one of the reasons. We are also celebrating Minecraft content reaching 1 trillion views on YouTube. One. Trillion. Views! And it’s all because of you, the community. You are the ones that have not only watched but created this content.
All of us at Mojang Studios are in awe of the creativity and ingenuity that the community shows us, each and every day. The builds you create, the tutorials you put together, the commentary that ranges from scathing to slightly less scathing – it inspires us to make Minecraft the best game it can be. I have been tasked with the very honorable mission of thanking all of you, from the bottom of our blocky little hearts. We’re watching, we’re laughing, and we’re learning from you.
We wanted to create something to mark this milestone. It is the first time that this has happened in the history of the internet, after all. And is there any better form of flattery than imitation? Experts say no! We tried to fit in as many homages as we could, but as you can imagine, 1 trillion is a huge number so there was no way we could include all the fails, SMP moments, speedruns, insane deaths, walkthroughs, builds, mods, hacks, in-jokes, theories, history lessons, deep dives, and music videos. Oh, the music videos. Before I start dancing, let’s unveil our tribute to the Minecraft content on YouTube.
That’s enough reading for one day. Let’s get back to exploring the Minecraft Takeover. There is a lot of content to go through, after all!
- Sofia Dankis