Mojang cans collaboration with unannounced studio

File this one under "didn't even have a chance to get excited." Mojang recently cancelled work on an unannounced collaborative project in development with an unknown outside entity, according to statements made by Notch to PC Gamer.

"We're trying to figure out what we want to do long term with the position we have now," Notch said in regards to Minecraft's absence from Steam and Mojang's continued autonomy. "We only recently decided to stay as independent as possible and cancelled an unannounced project that we were doing in collaboration with someone else. It's going to be an interesting future."

What this unannounced project actually was, or who Mojang was working with to create it, remains to be seen. Maybe it was, like, some kind of witch simulator? Or like, an underwater welding game with gravity control elements and realistic fluid dynamics? Someone should get on those.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.