After doing Extensive* research on the topic I have come to the conclusion that Minecraft: Java Edition IS NOT dying. Minecraft: Java is alive: Communities are still thriving! Sure a lot of the Minecraft servers are way past their prime, they are nowhere close to dead! Launch 1.12.2 or 1.13 and you can find thousands of servers to play on! Big servers like Hypixel is the largest Minecraft in terms of player count and right now (3 AM) they have 15,000 players online! Sure other big servers have died out like CubeCraft who not has 1,500 players compared to the 10,00 or so they used to have. Minecraft: Java is dying: Barely anybody plays this game! After 2015 most mature people left the game! Leaving more little kids to play the game. The increased density of younger players did drive out a lot of the older players, but the cool ones still stick around. Conclusion: No. Minecraft: Java Edition is not dying. Just because something is out of its prime and gets less attention does not mean it is dead. Just look at Micky Mouse! The original Micky Mouse was made almost 90 years ago! Yet you still see Mickey Mouse everywhere! Disney knows Mickey Mouse may be out of its prime, but Micky Mouse sure ist dead. * I only did a few minutes of research.