The most ambitious projects in Minecraft
Minecraft has been inspiring many people for years. The sandbox game was able to do it again this year ranked first as the most viewed game on YouTube dust off – but with a record high. Minecraft was able to generate 201 billion views in 2020 alone. In 2019 there were just 100 billion views.
In 2019 we already looked at the development of Minecraft after ten years of block history in the Plus podcast:
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In addition to these astronomical numbers, there were of course a few other winners who, although some distance behind Minecraft, still landed in second and third place with huge records. While second place hits Roblox in the same vein as Minecraft, third place is a game that probably not everyone has heard of.
Here you can see the top list in the overview:
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Mobile Battle Royale in 3rd place
No, not Call of Duty Mobile or Genshin Impact: In third place of the most viewed games of 2020 is Garena Free Fire, also known as Free Fire Battlegrounds or Free Fire.
The mobile game developed by 111 Dots Studio became famous as the world’s most downloaded mobile game in 2019. In May 2020, it set another record with over 80 million daily active players worldwide.
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As you can see in the trailer, Free Fire is a battle royale with survival elements in which you fight for victory with up to 50 players. The graphics are rather simple and colorful so that players with older devices can play along without any problems.
Even more facts and figures about YouTube 2020
We have rummaged through the annual review for you and put together some more exciting facts: