Mojang Tells Minecraft Users “F*@K YOU!” With Their Sale to Microsoft
Markus Persson, aka “Notch” has broken his silence on the sale of his company, Mojang, creator of Minecraft to Microsoft. Essentially he’s a hypocrite and has no clue how to respond to being called out on it.
Now I am a Minecraft player and run a private server. Let’s get that out of the way. And I am pissed at the actions of Notch and his company for doing what they did, knowing full well, their fans would be up in arms about it. Well, let me tell what what I think of all this. Notch, for all intents and purposes, lied to his customers and fans. That is the simple truth. He had said on many occasions what he thought of big companies, like Microsoft, and how they do games and treat gamers. They even offered to buy Mojang before and they said no. Now that they threw some more money at them, it appears that the old saying that “Everyman has his price”, is pretty much true in Notch’s case. That price being $1.7 of the $2.5 Billion selling price.
In a message he wrote ,Notch said:
“I’m aware this goes against a lot of what I’ve said in public. I have no good response to that.”
Of course he dosen’t, because he sold out and he knows it. He goes on to say that he doesn’t want to be a symbol for something he doesn’t understand. Let me explain it then in simple terms. You created a game that millions fell in love with, it was a huge hit, and people looked to you because they made an emotional connection to your work, and in extension, to you. Then you blew them off and took the first bit of money that came your way.
Like it or not, you stood for something many of us believed in. We shared your vision of games and gaming. Leaders sometimes just don’t step forward, they are chosen for whatever reason. You were chosen, then you ran away. It’s not that you ran away that makes me upset with you, it’s the fact you took the money and ran away. Congrats on your new found fortune, and may it make you comfortable.
What Microsoft will do with Minecraft now, we have no idea. But with their past play book, it’s only a matter of time till the Minecraft we know, is gone forever.