Markus Persson, also known as Notch, wrote on social media about the launch of his new studio called Bitshift Entertainment. She is working on a voxel "bagel" with elements of a loot shooter.

Persson developed Minecraft at one time, but he has not been involved in this game for a long time. In 2014, his Mojang studio was bought by Microsoft for $2.5 billion. After Minecraft, he took on other projects many times, but not all got to the release.

Note that Bitshift Entertainment is not Persson's first studio after Mojang. In 2015, he and his Mojang colleague Jakob Porsér opened the Rubberbrain studio, but it never released anything.

Almost nothing is known about Bitshift Entertainment: neither where it is located, nor the number of its employees (it is unclear whether there are other developers in it besides Persson himself). The creator of Minecraft only said what the studio is called, showed its logo and confirmed that it is working on an as yet unnamed game, screenshots of which he recently shared.

According to Persson, the game will resemble Borderlands with the d20 role-playing system for Dungeons & Dragons. It will have a first-person view, and players will be able to explore the dungeons armed with swords and some other unique weapons.

The game is still in the early stages of production. Persson admitted that he temporarily borrowed models of some monsters from mods for Doom, because there is no artist in his team yet.

"The texture of the walls is also a plug. And maybe everything else too. It's still very raw. But, again, I intentionally made the Minecraft interface gray to annoy the future me and then fix it to normal. But this interface has caught on," Persson wrote.

Below are some images of Persson's new game.

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Markus Persson