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Microsoft scrubs Notch references from Minecraft

Microsoft scrubs Notch references from Minecraft

first_imgMicrosoft scrubs Notch references from MinecraftPlatform holder distances itself from controversial creator Haydn TaylorSenior Staff WriterThursday 28th March 2019Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleMicrosoftMojangMicrosoft has removed all reference to Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson from the game. Twitter user decrepitlab noticed the quotes “Made by Notch!” and “The Work of Notch!” have been scrubbed from the game as part of the latest patch (confirmed by PC Gamer).Persson sold Mojang — along with all Minecraft ownership rights — to Microsoft in 2014 for $2.5 billion. During a Q&A after the deal, a Mojang reprsentative said Persson didn’t “want the responsibility of owning a company of such global significance.” In the subsequent years Persson has become both prolific and controversial on Twitter, offering up such gems as: “I’d rather be a fascist cunt than have a feminine dick.” Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games While many of his more controversial Twitter musings have since been deleted, Persson has developed a reputation online for his bigoted comments. In an environment where companies are so protective of their brands, it’s hardly surprising that Microsoft decided to distance itself from Persson, though the company has yet to formally clarify its reasoning. It is worth noting that he is still credited as the game creator, however.Microsoft did not respond to request for comment in time for publication. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesApple questions credibility of Xbox testimonyiPhone maker asserts that Microsoft did not produce evidence to back Lori Wright’s claims of unprofitable consolesBy James Batchelor 2 days agoEpic pushed for subscription-free multiplayer on Xbox ahead of Apple battleCEO Tim Sweeney told Xbox boss Phil Spencer that “certain plans for August” would create an “extraordinary opportunity”By James Batchelor 7 days agoLatest comments (1)Daniel Trezub QA Analyst, Ludia2 years ago “We’ll erase his name from history, if possible, but we’ll milk his cow forever”. 2Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now.last_img read more