It would seem that goodwill between Skyrim
's Notch continues despite recent tensions with Bethesda's publishing company. While not directly confirmed, it is suspected that the Notched Pickaxe (seen above) is a quiet homage to the indie developer. The Bethesda team are known to be avid Minecraft
fans, playing the game in their spare time, even during development of Skyrim
. Of note, the pickaxe even resembles the titular item from Minecraft
in its design, although with a much higher-resolution texture pack. Does this mean a similar inclusion of a Skyrim
-themed easter egg may pop up in future Minecraft
updates? Only time will tell!
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