Notch Responds to "Sellout" Criticism

Markus "Notch" Persson has, after some time, found words about last year's sale of Minecraft for $2.5 billion. Regarding comments of "selling out" for agreeing to the deal, Notch said: "I kinda feel like I am, but I still feel like I made the right choice. I guess some things always come at a cost." Notch was somewhat trapped by Minecraft's success, he suggested. If he sold the game, critics would say he's a sellout; if he didn't, some might see him as a one-trick pony.

"The one-trick pony thing was hard to deal with. Matching the insane success of Minecraft would be impossible. I'm OK with it now."

Now mostly working on personal projects, Notch said he has no plans to attempt matching the overwhelming success of his breakout title, instead focusing on personal projects, most of which will likely not be released.



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