News: If people are expecting future Mojang games to be as hugely popular as Minecraft, then they’ll be disappointed – that’s according to the game’s creator, Marcus “Notch” Persson, who describes his hit as “a one in a million fluke”.
Indie block-centric sensation Minecraft’s enormous success can be put down to sheer luck, according to the man who created it. Marcus “Notch” Persson today described his hit as “a one in a million fluke”, and urged fans not to expect anything nearly as popular from his company Mojang in the future.
Writing as part of an ‘ask me anything’ session on Reddit this afternoon, Notch responded to the question: “Do you find that people expect another game as popular as Minecraft from Mojang?”
“If people are expecting that, they will be disappointed,” said Notch. “Minecraft is a one in a million fluke.”
Swedish indie studio Mojang are currently working on two upcoming games – tactical Bethesda-angering RPG Scrolls, and space strategy 0x10c. Both look exciting, but it’s understandable that Notch is expecting a more modest reaction to those titles, however good they turn out to be.
As for Minecraft, Notch is no longer involved in hands-on development, so couldn’t comment on the game’s future. “I have NO idea [what the future holds] at this point!” he wrote. “Sales keep going up all the time, and there’s an infinite amount of stuff we could do.”
BeefJack reviewed the PC version of Minecraft at a whopping 9.5 out of 10, with its Xbox 360 brother coming in just lower, at a flat 9 out of 10. Pretty impressive for a Lego rip-off, right? Wink-wink.