Minecraft Creator Speaks About Accusations of Being a “Sellout” in Microsoft Sale
Markus “Notch” Persson, the creator of the popular building game Minecraft, recently took to Twitter to discuss the sale of the game to Microsoft last year that personally netted him around $1.75 billion, and addressed criticisms that paint him as a “sellout.”
Replying to a post that stated the user did not think of him as a “sellout,” Notch explained “I kinda feel I am,” despite thinking he made the right choice.
@Mr_RuizV I kinda feel like I am, but I still feel like I made the right choice. I guess some things always come at a cost.
— Markus Persson (@notch) February 13, 2015
He goes on to say that he didn’t want to be thought of a “one trick pony” with Minecraft, which helped him in his decision to sell the game to Microsoft. Since the sale, he said, he has been doing some programming and creating some prototypes. “The fun is back,” he explained, even if none of the prototypes will ever live up the success of Minecraft.
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