Swedish recreation developer Markus Persson, the creator of well-liked sandbox recreation Minecraft and who is best often called Notch, has deleted his Twitter account @notch. This comes after Persson promised to stop the social media platform if British video games journalist Mark Brown “dropped the politics” from Game Maker’s Toolkit, a YouTube channel dedicated to overlaying video video games.
“Deleting my twitter account. I entered a take care of @gamemakerstk the place he would drop the politics,” Persson wrote on Twitter proper earlier than pulling the plug on his account. “One small step in direction of the outdated web.”
“Effectively it is a bizarre day,” Brown wrote in response. “So I assume that point [Fable creator] Peter Molyneux began crying throughout an interview is not my strangest interplay with a recreation developer.”
It’s no secret that, since promoting Mojang, the event studio he based to create Minecraft, to Microsoft for $2.5 million, Persson has turn out to be increasingly of a controversial determine inside the video games business. Many within the gaming group will undoubtedly have a good time the truth that he’s left the platform.