Over the weekend, Minecraft hit a fairly main milestone: it turned 11 years previous. Whereas Minecraft model 1.zero didn’t launch till November 2011, the primary in-development model Notch made obtainable to the general public, often known as Minecraft Basic today, was launched on Could 16th, 2009. Prior to now 11 years, Minecraft has changed into the best-selling sport of all time, so with Minecraft‘s developer Mojang staring down a brand new decade, the corporate has determined to make some modifications.
As detailed over on the Minecraft web site, Mojang has introduced a rebrand of types. From right here on out, it’ll be often known as Mojang Studios. It isn’t an enormous change, but it surely’s being made to mirror the truth that Mojang isn’t any now longer a single studio; as a substitute, Mojang is comprised of a number of studios around the globe.
Together with this new title, we’re additionally getting a brand new emblem. “Whereas we grew very connected to the dragon/apple/candle/stitching machine sitting subsequent to our title throughout our first decade of existence, the brand new emblem is an ideal match for the subsequent one,” Mojang’s Thomas Wiborgh wrote. “However we’re not right here to let you know precisely what it’s, or what it means. Simply as with Minecraft, that’s as much as you.”
Elsewhere on the web, Mojang Studios head Helen Chiang revealed that Minecraft has bought 200 million copies up to now, which is a very staggering quantity. Furthermore, Minecraft has 126 million gamers every month, and the Minecraft Schooling Assortment that was launched for these caught at house through the COVID-19 pandemic has been downloaded 50 million instances since releasing on March 24th.
So, not solely is Minecraft celebrating 200 million gross sales for its 11th birthday, however Mojang Studios can be getting a brand new title with contemporary branding. We’ll see what the newly-christened Mojang Studios does over the subsequent decade, so keep tuned.