Minecraft Developer Renamed Mojang Studios - NewsWilliam D'Angelo , posted on 17 May 2020 / 2,074 Views
Mojang, the developer behind the hugely successful game Minecraft, have announced a new name for the studio in celebration of the 11th anniversary of Minecraft. The new name for the developer is Mojang Studios.
The developer was renamed as they now have multiple games and multiple locations worldwide. Following the releases of Minecraft Earth and Minecraft Dungeons, the developer has plans for a feature film, a live show, and new games.
View the announcement trailer on the new name below:
Along with a new name is a new logo for Mojang Studios (seen below).
"While we grew very attached to the dragon/apple/candle/sewing machine sitting next to our name during our first decade of existence, the new logo is a perfect match for the next one," reads the announcement post on the name change. "But we’re not here to tell you exactly what it is, or what it means. Just as with Minecraft, that’s up to you.
"We will say this: play is at the heart of Mojang Studios. It’s the blocky backbone of our games, the core of our development philosophy, and even entangled in our name (which roughly translates to 'gadget' in lovely, old-timey Swedish). And now, finally, it’s squarely planted in our new, modular logo."
The developer does understand the importance of Minecraft as they branch out to other avenues and new games. They reassured their fans Minecraft "will always be at the center of our universe." A programmer who was recently hired by Mojang Studios learned to code using Minecraft.
"That’s an ecosystem of play we couldn’t have imagined over a decade ago," concludes the announcement post. "Thank you for making it possible, and please join us as we continue this epic adventure! Now, if you’ll excuse us, this quintuple-layer Creeper cake won’t eat itself."
Minecraft has sold over 180 million units worldwide and has a player count of 480 million.
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