Minecraft vs. Fortnite

Is Minecraft reclaiming its throne from Fortnite?



Red = Fortnite Blue = Minecraft

Minecraft is reclaiming the crown from Fortnite. While Fortnite is still the biggest game in the world at the moment, it’s easy to forget that one of the biggest games of all time never really went anywhere, Minecraft. And in recent months, it’s looking to reclaim its popularity crown from Fortnite. It’s not a huge shock, as no game can sustain a sky high level of popularity indefinitely and Fortnite has already done that for at least a year. But what’s surprising is not just that Fortnite is starting to taper off a bit, but that Minecraft is starting to submerge from the grave Epic Games put them in. Kids born after 2008 won’t have the same childhood as current highschool students having older games like Minecraft, instead they will have games like Fortnite and not know the luxury of minecraft which was a masterpiece of a game back in May of 2009. Minecraft recently held its ten year anniversary, and the news story attached to that was that the plans for that would exclude its creator, Marcus “Notch” Persson, who sold Minecraft to Microsoft in 2014 for $2.5 billion, due to controversial comments he’s made on Twitter ranging from “heterosexual pride day,” and “it’s ok to be white” to transphobic statements and the apparent embracing of QAnon conspiracy theories.

Minecraft, meanwhile, is undergoing a renaissance that is only likely to continue with the release of Minecraft Earth and Dungeons soon enough. Fortnite would love Minecraft’s long term staying power, but it may find itself slipping to second place soon enough if it doesn’t figure out how to retain more players. These kids born between 2000 & 2004 are the typical kids to play minecraft and grew up on this game. These kids are pretty much adults at this point and it’s kind of relying on new kids to play the game when these older kids stop playing, therefore saving the game. I can see it happening, Fortnite is slowly dying and Minecraft has been a very popular trend where young adults still play as Fortnite is a child’s game.