Minecraft Studio Announces New Game

Minecraft Studio Announces New Game


When Mojang speaks, people listen. Especially considering they are the developers behind indie smash hit Minecraft. Today, the people listened so well that the weight of their interest destroyed Mojang’s website.

Early this morning, Mojang made an announcement on Facebook, stating that, for the first time, they would be assuming the role of publisher for Oxeye Game Studios’ upcoming Cobalt title. Shortly after the announcement, Mojang’s site crashed, presumably due to heavy traffic.

“Early on, even as we were founding Mojang, we talked about the idea of collaborating with other indie game studios to release more great games,” said a Mojang spokesperson. “We wanted to find studios who have our philosophy of developing games, which is staying close to the community and treating it as a service.”

In the announcement, Mojang gave players a tiny sneak peak into the storyline: “Agent Cobalt has learned as much after finding the Space Exploration Foundation’s lost colonization ship The Seed at planet X9CSEC5.5B-blue, Trunkopia. It was once built by a one million strong development team back on Earth, but disappeared merely 30 minutes after its subspace jump. Whatever happened on board during its misadventure, sanity was not invited.”

Cobalt is reportedly an “action oriented platformer” that Oxeye has been developing for more than a year and a half. Initially, Cobalt will be heading to PC, Mac, and Linux platforms. There’s no word if Oxeye/Mojang has any plans to expand the title to other platforms at a later date.

I’m not sure about you, but this all sounds very interesting to me. Mojang aims to release Cobalt this fall.

By Josh Engen

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