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Notch to pocket $1.4bn of potential $2bn Microsoft Mojang buyout

Those questioning Markus Persson’s reported decision to sell his studio Mojang to Microsoft need to take a realistic look at the numbers. It was reported earlier this week that Microsoft is in talks to acquire the Minecraft developer for $2bn. It was later claimed that Persson himself had instigated discussions, …

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Notch at loggerheads with Minecraft users (and press) over EULA

The monetization rules that govern Minecraft servers have led to a public spat between the game’s creator and his community. It’s also led to some public bickering with the press. Mojang recently confirmed its intention to enforce details in its end user licence agreement (EULA) for Minecraft that while permitting …

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Bleszinski: Cancelling Minecraft on Oculus makes Notch look like a pouty kid

Famed developer Cliff Bleszinski has criticised Markus Persson for his decision to pull the plug on the Oculus Rift version of Minecraft. Persson announced the cancellation of the project just moments after news of the Facebook acquisition of Oculus was announced, saying: I just cancelled that deal. Facebook creeps me …

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Persson cancels Minecraft for Oculus Rift following Facebook swoop

A virtual reality version of Minecraft in the planning stages for Oculus Rift has been cancelled. That’s according to Minecraft creator Markus Persson, who has claimed on Twitter to have pulled the plug on the deal following the acquisition of Oculus at the hands of Facebook for $2bn. We were …

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Notch abandons 0x10c, says failures in development are OK

Sometimes a developer has to have the courage to walk away from a project, even at the risk of being labeled an under delivering visionary”, says Markus ‘Notch’ Persson. As the creator of Minecraft, there was an awful lot of expectation placed on Persson’s next game 0x10c and an understandable …

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Persson confesses to feeling the pressure after Minecraft success

20m sales and counting – indie hit Minecraft is one of the most remarkable successes in the history of gaming. But there’s a flip-side to these accomplishments. How on earth do you follow-up one of the most successful games ever made? I definitely think Minecraft is a freak thing,” he …

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Notch wants to make Elite-style space game inspired by Firefly

Having conquered the world with hit indie PC hit Minecraft, famed developer Markus ‘Notch’ Persson has revealed a bold idea for a future title. PC Gamer reports that the Swedish developer wants to make a sandbox space trading game like Elite – except done right”. Where it would differ from …

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Minecraft’s Notch offers to fund Psychonauts 2 development

Minecraft creator Markus ‘Notch’ Persson is prepared to personally fund development of a sequel to Double Fine’s critically acclaimed title Psychonauts. Double Fine creative director Tim Schafer recently claimed the studio has been unable to secure a publishing contract for the Psychonauts 2 project, despite pitching to various companies. But …

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Notch steps away from Minecraft development

Markus Persson (aka Notch), the creator of hit PC title Minecraft, has after four years stepped away from the game to focus on other projects. Ongoing development of the IP will from this point on be handled by new Minecraft lead developer Jens Bergensten, who has been working on the …

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Why Mojang and Steam don’t get on

Minecraft, one of the most popular PC games of recent years, has yet to launch on Steam due to a conflict of interests over DLC terms, the game’s creator has said. Markus Persson has been unremitting in his admiration of Valve’s digital channel, but said current platform restrictions would negatively …

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