The coronavirus outbreak is starting to impact the development of some high-profile games expected to ship in the coming months. Along with Wasteland 3 from inXile Entertainment that has been delayed to August 28, Mojang’s upcoming Minecraft Dungeons game has also been delayed to May 26.
"As you all know, we initially planned to release Minecraft Dungeons by the end of April. However, due to the current state of the world, this was no longer possible, as we wanted to guarantee the health and safety of our teams, and empower them to deliver the best possible experience to you, our players. We hope you’ll find it was worth the wait,” the Minecraft team said today.
Minecraft Dungeons is Mojang's take on the dungeon crawler type of game that has been perfected by Blizzard Entertainment with the Diablo series. The game is being developed for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Windows 10, and Mojang recently started sending invites for a closed beta on PC. We got the chance to try Minecraft Dungeons at gamescom last year, and we like what we saw.
If Minecraft Dungeons will be available on launch day on Xbox Game Pass, the game is already available for preorder on the Microsoft Store for $19.99. Unfortunately, it won’t support Xbox Play Anywhere, so the Xbox One and Windows 10 versions will need to be purchased separately. The game also won't support cross-play multiplayer at launch, but Mojang is working to enable it later with a free update.