Mojang is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, although it has employees located in the UK, US and Canada.
Thomas Wiborgh, the company’s head of communications, said: “So much has happened since ! 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”.
Wiborgh said the company’s new modular logo is comprised of small gizmos called Mojangs, which translates to ‘gadgets’ in Swedish.
“Play is at the heart of Mojang Studios,” he added. “It’s the blocky backbone of our games, the core of our development philosophy, and even entangled in our name… And now, finally, it’s squarely planted in our new, modular logo.”
Update, May 18:“We are humbled that there have now been more than 200 million copies of Minecraft sold to date, and 126 million people are now playing Minecraft every month.”
Original story continues: Rather than developing a full-blown Minecraft sequel, Microsoft has said its primary concern is keeping the existing community happy with updates to the original game, while expanding the franchise with spin-offs such as Minecraft Earth and Minecraft Dungeons.
The game was previously scheduled to launch in April, although Mojang warned it could be delayed after the studio began remote working.