Mojang Shutting Down? Not A Chance!


Some rumors have been flying around about a possible Mojang shut-down, but is there any truth to it? According to Notch, not a chance. Following an interview with GameSpot, Notch said, "Hopefully, we are going to keep making money at Mojang, but if we don't, that's fine. We just have 10 fun years, and then the last year, we'd say to our employees, 'If we don't make any money this year, Mojang is going to be dead. So you might want to look for new jobs.'"

For clarification, Notch isn't saying "10 years from today", that Mojang will only last until 2024. Rather, the plan is said to take effect when or if Mojang ever stops making a profit. The 10-year plan is in place just in case Mojang ever stops making a profit - which currently, is not a problem in the slightest - and that they have "money saved to have ten more years to come up with a new project, without making a single cent in that time."

For some, this may easily translate as a foreboding end to Minecraft and according to the source, may get some to thinking that the 10-year plan means that Mojang is only looking at 10 more years of being a developer of Minecraft. However, that isn't necessarily the case. Considering that Minecraft is one of the biggest games to date - with expansions to the PS4 and Xbox One consoles on their way, among others - it's highly unlikely that this will happen anytime soon. The 10-year plan includes the continuation of Mojang and Minecraft as a whole, and isn't showing any signs of slowing down. With the addition of Minecraft Realms, Mojang is still very much on course to stay in the game, and continue providing support and updates for everyone's favorite sandbox game.

As a celebration, fellow Minecraft developer 4J Studios has just announced the free Minecraft 2nd Birthday Skin Pack, re-released, following the releases of the Marvel Spider-Man Skin Pack and the Marvel Avengers Skin Pack earlier. Don't worry, Minecraft isn't going anywhere!


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