Minecraft was 11-years old yesterday, and to celebrate, developer Mojang announced it was rebranding itself slightly.
The move to new moniker Mojang Studios comes with a refreshed logo, and is meant to better reflect that Minecraft is actually the work of many studios around the world at this point.
Mojang Studios is the umbrella for the Mojang teams in the developer’s original home of Stockholm, Sweden and in Redmond, USA (where Microsoft is headquartered), but also in Shanghai, Tokyo and London, where various parts of the Minecraft operation have already been based for some time.
There’s no mention of the separate 4J Studios, based in Dundee, Scotland, which worked on the console versions of Minecraft. (These have now been phased out in favour of Microsoft’s cross-platform Bedrock version.)
“From our humble beginnings in Stockholm, we are entering the 20’s as a multi-title, multi-location company,” Mojang wrote. “Following Minecraft Earth and Minecraft Dungeons, we’re planning a feature film, preparing an epic live show, and playing with ideas for brand new games.”
Here’s a snazzy new trailer to show off the new name and logo: