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Minecraft Creator Won’t Be At Minecraft Anniversary Event

by Jeff Marchiafava on Apr 29, 2019 at 02:07 PM

Despite being the original creator of Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson won’t be included in any of Microsoft’s anniversary plans, the company has told Variety. A Microsoft spokesperson told the outlet that “[Persson’s] comments and opinions do not reflect those of Microsoft or Mojang and are not representative of Minecraft.”

Persson sold both Minecraft and his development studio Mojang to Microsoft for $2.5 billion back in 2014, and the spokesperson reiterated to Variety that Persson hasn’t had any involvement with the game since then. Microsoft's attempts to distance its mega-popular, family-friendly franchise from Persson were underscored last month when the company removed incidental mentions of him from the game.

Minecraft's 10-year anniversary event will take place on May 17 at Mojang’s offices in Stockholm, Sweden.

[Source: Variety]