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Mojang’s Notch says his Last words, Mojang in safe hands?


Creator of Minecraft “Notch” said some heart stumbling words on his website, “notch.net”, as of September 15th, 2014′ Microsoft has officially announced their acquisition of Non-United States based ‘Swedish’ videogame developement firm found by Marcus Persson in 2009 for 2.5 Billion USD. Possibilities are endless, of course which might make microsoft re-think the branding of Mojang.. which includes, New upcoming titles, fresh ideas, maybe a HD minesweeper..Just Kidding [Haha!] Microsoft already owns their own Microsoft Game Studio, Bungie, FASA Interactive, LionHead Interactive, and Rare Limited.

Microsoft Xbox’s Phil Spencer will lead Mojang, his vision could take Minecraft to next generation heights just like when Minecraft was introduced, there was nothing like it since Notch created this game but lacked a legitimate vision which paused its growth over the years even though the game did not lose much numbers of user’s. It’ll be interesting to see Microsoft branding over Minecraft for Sony’s PS3 retail game cover art. However, Support and Availability of Minecraft for Next-Generation consoles and Handheld devices will not be stopped at any point as mentioned in Mojang’s Press Release. we hope that this is not the End but a New light of Beginning for Mojang’s Minecraft! Let’s not forget, we need more developers for Minecraft, Quicker Updates.. I guess, Microsoft will develop more games for Virtual Reality Platform.. once again, endless possibilities.

Mojang’s Notch says his last words

I don’t see myself as a real game developer. I make games because it’s fun, and because I love games and I love to program, but I don’t make games with the intention of them becoming huge hits, and I don’t try to change the world. Minecraft certainly became a huge hit, and people are telling me it’s changed games. I never meant for it to do either. It’s certainly flattering, and to gradually get thrust into some kind of public spotlight is interesting.

A relatively long time ago, I decided to step down from Minecraft development. Jens was the perfect person to take over leading it, and I wanted to try to do new things. At first, I failed by trying to make something big again, but since I decided to just stick to small prototypes and interesting challenges, I’ve had so much fun with work. I wasn’t exactly sure how I fit into Mojang where people did actual work, but since people said I was important for the culture, I stayed.

I was at home with a bad cold a couple of weeks ago when the internet exploded with hate against me over some kind of EULA situation that I had nothing to do with. I was confused. I didn’t understand. I tweeted this in frustration. Later on, I watched the This is Phil Fish video on YouTube and started to realize I didn’t have the connection to my fans I thought I had. I havve become a symbol. I don’t want to be a symbol, responsible for something huge that I don’t understand, that I don’t want to work on, that keeps coming back to me. I’m not an entrepreneur. I’m not a CEO. I am a nerdy computer programmer who likes to have opinions on Twitter.

As soon as this deal is finalized, I will leave Mojang and go back to doing Ludum Dares and small web experiments. If I ever accidentally make something that seems to gain traction, I will probably abandon it immediately.

Considering the public image of me already is a bit skewed, I don’t expect to get away from negative comments by doing this, but at least now I won’t feel a responsibility to read them.

I’m aware this goes against a lot of what I have said in public. I have no good response to that. I’m also aware a lot of you were using me as a symbol of some perceived struggle. I’m not. I am a person, and I am right there struggling with you.

I love you. All of you. Thank you for turning Minecraft into what it has become, but there are too many of you, and I can’t be responsible for something this big. In one sense, it belongs to Microsoft now. In a much bigger sense, it’s belonged to all of you for a long time, and that will never change.

It’s not about the money. It’s about my sanity.

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