Mojang's 0x10c On Hold Due To Creative Block
In a recent Polygon interview with Minecraft's creator Markus Persson, it was revealed that his follow-up game, 0x10c, is currently on hold with an ambiguous fate. When asked about the future of the game and whether it would actually release, Persson said, "It depends if it's just going to be me and I'm going to still feel this kind of weird pressure. It's not really pressure, it's just some kind of weird creative block that's been going on for too long, and 0x10c is going to be put on ice until we can fix that."
Persson wasn't completely pessimistic about the game. He followed up saying, "I'm very excited about the actual game. We have two prototypes going on now. It's not really fun yet, but it feels like it could be fun because there's nothing to do in there yet."
Markus Persson is in a position where his company is flourishing thanks to the success of Minecraft. He can take as much time as he needs or wants to create the games he wants to create, without any pressure from publishers or higher-ups. Basically 0x10c is the kind of game that will release when it's done, no sooner.