New head of Minecraft Helen Chiang revealed in a recent interview that the game set a monthly active users record of 74 million in December.
“We just recently set a new record in December for monthly active users, so now we’re at 74 million monthly active users—and that’s really a testament to people coming back to the game, whether it’s through the game updates or bringing in new players from across the world,” she told PopSugar.
The interview also mentions that more than 144 million copies of Minecraft have now been sold worldwide.
Earlier this month, Chiang was promoted from operations chief to head of Minecraft, following the departure of previous boss Matt Booty, who moved to Microsoft to become corporate vice president of Microsoft Studios.
The game’s next major update, Update Aquatic, will overhaul oceans by introducing a new underwater weapon, coral, kelp, more types of fish, dolphins, explorable shipwrecks, bubble columns, new water physics, and more.
Minecraft is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Nintendo Switch, Wii U, PlayStation Vita, Nintendo 3DS, and mobile.