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Is Project Spark's Sax Persson Related To Minecraft's Markus Persson?

by Kyle Hilliard on Mar 05, 2014 at 03:22 AM

Sax Persson is the studio manager and executive producer for the upcoming creation game, Project Spark. You can read all about the game here, as well as try to get your hands on a beta code for the game here.

If you're familiar with Minecraft and its creator, Markus Persson, you'll notice they share the same last name. I decided to ask Sax the important question.

Any relation to the creator of Minecraft, Markus Persson?

No, other than we’re from the same area of the world. I’m from Denmark and he’s from Sweden.

It’s just a common regional last name?

Yeah, it’s the same as Smith.

In the way Smiths come from a line of blacksmiths, Perssons must come from a line of people who like to make video games where you build your own worlds.

I think you have deducted correctly. (laughs) You should write your thesis on this. I was watching Sherlock Holmes last night, and he’s making bigger leaps than that.