Microsoft is continuing to distance itself from Minecraft‘s original creator, Marcus “Notch” Persson, by not including him in the game’s 10-year-anniversary event.
Minecraft is coming up to 10 years of existence, and what a decade it has been. Following humble beginnings as arguably one of the first “early access” titles, Minecraft has come along leaps and bounds and was eventually acquired by Microsoft. Since then, Persson, the game’s creator, has had some questionable controversies.
Because of some of these controversies, Microsoft has been slowly distancing itself from Persson, lately, Mojang released a patch which removed all mention of Notch in the game’s splash screens. Now, Microsoft has revealed that Persson won’t be attending the 10th Anniversary Event.
In a statement, a Microsoft spokesperson said: “His comments and opinions do not reflect those of Microsoft or Mojang and are not representative of Minecraft”.
Minecraft is set to celebrate its 10th anniversary on May 17 with a livestream press event from developer Mojang’s Stockholm studio. In other news, the game just received its biggest update yet with the Village & Pillage update.