An EU investigation into the Minecraft gaming network revealed the Minecraft server address in an antitrust investigation in Brussels, and the developer of the game, developer Mojang, said it is cooperating with the probe.
The EU Commission’s Competition Directorate said the probe found the address in connection with the online gaming network, which was created by a private developer, Minecraft Forge, in 2010.
It said the address appears to have been registered by Minecraft Forge on July 4, 2010, which coincides with a date in the EU antitrust investigation when the company said it was launching its Minecraft Server.
The company said Minecraft Forge did not register a Minecraft server at the time it started running its server, which is why it did not identify the address.
The probe said Mojang said it has been cooperating with regulators and will cooperate fully with the investigation, adding it is “actively cooperating with EU authorities and all relevant authorities”.
Mojang did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Mojong said it would cooperate fully.
“We have received the report.
We are cooperating with our regulators.
We’re working on the best solutions for our players,” Mojang’s Chief Executive Erik Johnson told reporters on Tuesday.
The Minecraft server used by the Minecraft developer has been the subject of scrutiny in the past.
It was the subject in the US antitrust probe of the gaming company ZeniMax last year, which also found it to be a “predatory” practice.
The game has become a major hit in China, where its popularity has made it one of the most popular online games in the world.