After 11 years on the market, Minecraft is still going strong, with 126 million people playing the title every month. By now, the game has sold over 200 million copies, excluding China where the free-to-play version of Minecraft has around 300 million registered accounts.
As noted by The Verge, the pandemic has contributed to the game’s recent surge in popularity. “Minecraft saw a 25 percent increase in new players last month and a 40 percent spike in multiplayer sessions.”
In related news, Minecraft developer Mojang rebranded as Mojang Studios this weekend.
“So much has happened since !” the official blog post explains. “From our humble beginnings in Stockholm, we are entering the 20’s as a multi-title, multi-location company. 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. There are also several studios around the world, all part of Mojang. Which, in a stroke of genius, inspired our new name… *drumroll and birthday alarm blare*… Mojang Studios.”
As part of the rebranding, the Microsoft-owned developer also unveiled its new logo: