In a recent interview with Rolling Stone Magazine, Notch the creator of Minecraft, said that “Hopefully, we are going to keep making money at Mojang, but if we don’t, that’s fine,” Persson told Rolling Stone. “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.'”
So what does this mean? Nothing because Minecraft is still going strong, just saw its profits more than double in 2013, when the studio earned 816 million Swedish kronor ($128 million), The Wall Street Journal reports.
Revenue was up 38 percent to 2.07 billion kronor ($322.4 million) last year, according to figures provided to the Journal. As the publication points out, the Swedish studio of fewer than 40 employees crossed this milestone with a game first released in 2009 and which eschews the free-to-play model.
Minecraft is also available for Android and iOS and is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PlayStation Vita. A Minecraft movie is in development at Warner Bros.
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