A Microsoft spokesman told Variety that Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, creator of Minecraft, will not be present at the celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the famous sandbox, an event scheduled for May 17th during which the past, present, and future will be celebrated future of the ten-year franchise”.
The reason? “His comments and opinions do not reflect the thinking of Microsoft and Mojang, and are not representative of Minecraft . ” The Redmond house has distanced itself from the Swedish author since the end of last month, when he removed any reference to his work in the game. It is now clear that no good blood flows between the two parts.
Minecraft has been an intellectual property of Microsoft for quite some years now: the acquisition of Mojang and its creature has indeed taken place in November 2014, for the stratospheric figure of 2.5 billion dollars. Notch finally left the project two months later. Meanwhile, Minecraft has come a long way: it has arrived on almost every existing platform, has received cross-play support, has reached 150 million copies sold and has recently welcomed the Village & Pillage update, the greatest ever.