The creator of ‘Minecraft’ is leaving the studio he created; read his goodbye letter

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Today, Microsoft confirmed its plan to purchase Mojang, the studio responsible for the wildly popular video game Minecraft, for $2.5 billion. The purchase will give Microsoft one of the most popular brands in video games. The acquisition will not, however, secure Minecraft‘s creator.

This morning, Markus “Notch” Persson announced he will be leaving the studio he created. He posted the following letter onto his website and Pastebin.

I’m leaving Mojang
September 15th, 2014
I don’t see myself as a real game developer. I make games because it’s fun, and because I love games and I love to program, but I don’t make games with the intention of them becoming huge hits, and I don’t try to change the world. Minecraft certainly became a huge hit,…

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