Minecraft developer Mojang Specifications has acquired some new employees straight from its own community to help enhance server support for its massively popular sandbox title.
The new hires were selected from the Minecraft community; specifically, the top four developers of Bukkit, a community-based group focused on Minecraft server implementation.
“[The team] will work on improving both the server and the client to offer better official support for larger servers and server modifications,” lead developer Jens Bergensten stated on the developer's official blog.
Bergensten added that the team was chosen over other community-driven Minecraft groups because they always kept the server admins in mind when developing additions to the title. "We hope that this will help the quality of Minecraft multi-player to improve, both for large and private family servers, while still being able to add fun stuff for the bigger audience."
After the new server API is constructed, Mojang plans on expanding it in support of client-side modding.