If you are big into Minecraft, at some point you’ve heard the name Hypixel. The developers are behind one of the world’s biggest Minecraft servers and some of the most famous Minecraft maps. No one outside of Mojang knows Minecraft quite like they do and it seems Hypixel is ready to bear that out with the help of Riot Games.
Hypixel has split off to create Hypixel Studios which has itself unveiled Hytale, a Minecraft-like that has both a creation mode and an adventure mode. Check out the trailer below.
The adventure mode is a full narrative with designed dungeons and bosses to fight and complete, promising a single-player campaign for those who felt it was missing from other games in the genre.
The creation mode, however, really seems to flip the script. At first blush, it looks like the standard Minecraft-like, but goes a step further. The game has a set of tools to code in new items, areas, characters, and even create entire cutscenes.
Riot has seemingly gotten behind the game in a big way, acting as its publisher and providing resources to help Hypixel make the game they want to make. The game is scheduled for release in 2019 on PC, but it wouldn’t be surprising to see Hytale get a console release down the line, as well.