Simon Collins-Laflamme and Philippe Touchette, co-founders behind the immensely popular Hypixel Minecraft servers, have banded together to create Hypixel Studios and with it, a new game. This Minecraft-inspired RPG is titled Hytale and you can see the game’s announcement trailer down below:
The game’s developers put out a blog post on the announcement, saying:
“This is a really exciting day for us for two reasons. We’re not just announcing a game – we’re also taking a major step forward in our journey as game developers.
Hypixel started as just the two of us making Minecraft maps. We would spend endless hours cobbling our creations together and putting them online. Little by little we developed a following, and eventually we were able to launch our own server.
As the server grew, so did the team. Eventually, dozens of developers came together from all around the world. We shared a common goal: to create exciting experiences for our players and to have fun doing it.
To date, the Hypixel server has served more than 14 million players and earned four Guinness World Records including ‘most popular independent server for a videogame’. Even more importantly, it has brought together a community that we cherish being part of.
Our dream has always been to grow from a mod team into a fully-fledged game studio – to take everything we’ve learned and apply it to a new project that challenges and excites us. To allow our team to chase their ambitions, and to provide our community with even more opportunities to have fun, compete, and be creative.
That dream is Hypixel Studios, and our first game is Hytale.”
Having a huge investment from Riot Games (League of Legends), Hytale hopes to immerse players with its adventure mode, mini-games, mods, and community-driven content.
As a non-Minecraft fan, I have to say that I came away intrigued by the Hytale trailer. It looks and probably plays like the blocky sandbox game but it does seem to have its own charm about it. Only time will tell if Hytale can scratch the surface of Minecraft’s success. As of now, Hytale has no release date.
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