Minecraft Legends artwork for Minecraft's action-strategy spin-off

[Update]: Minecraft Legends has now arrived, and unfortunately it's a bit mediocre.

It took quite a while for Mojang to get settled in under Microsoft, but the wait was well worth it as Minecraft is going through a bit of renaissance right now. Not only is the main game getting more and more quality updates, but Mojang has also given other developers a chance to tell their own unique stories in the Minecraft universe through spin-off games.

The most intriguing of these spin-offs is the upcoming Minecraft Legends which will attempt to transform Minecraft into a real-time strategy game where you'll have to form alliances, scour the land in search of resources, and eventually mount up in order to personally lead and fight alongside your mighty army! What this looks like in action, that you can get a little bit of a sneak peek at through the announcement trailer below. Have a gander:

If this sort of thing looks like it's right up your alley, you'll also be happy to hear that Minecraft Legends will be launching onto PC, consoles and Game Pass in Spring 2023. No exact date has been given just yet, though once that changes I'll make sure to let you know. The same thing goes for when Mojang and Blackbird Interactive finally give us a proper deep dive into the gameplay mechanics.

Until then, you can read a tiny bit more about Minecraft Legends and the ideas behind it over at the official website.

Minecraft Legends screenshot of the action gameplay from Minecraft's strategy focused spin-off

Minecraft Legends screenshot of the lovely environment from Minecraft's strategy focused spin-off

Minecraft Legends screenshot of the player controlled base from Minecraft's strategy focused spin-off