New Minecraft Update Removes All Traces Of Its Controversial Creator

Minecraft may be one of the most successful games of all time, but that doesn’t mean it’s safe from controversy. The game’s original creator, Markus ‘Notch’ Persson, has been a figure of concern for a while now, and it looks like Mojang is doing its best to scrub him from the game’s records and distance itself from him.

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Until the most recent Minecraft patch, Notch’s name could be seen in two of the game’s splash screen messages, but it seems all trace of him has since been removed.

Notch sold Mojang to Microsoft almost half a decade ago now, and hasn’t had anything to do with its development since it sold in 2014.

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Since then, Notch has come under near-constant criticism for his outlandish social media posts, where he’s been criticised for using the word “feminist” as an insult and called a female gave dev a “c*nt.” He’s also come under fire for ‘racist’ claims and has often been dubbed as a “Nazi sympathiser” – something he denies.

He’s also remembered for proudly promoting the hastag: “#HeterosexualPrideDay.”

Check out proof of the new Minecraft update change below.

Notch’s name being removed from the game is something that’s being widely celebrated over on Twitter, where the creator has been heavily criticised for his sexist views.

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Neither Mojang nor Notch have yet commented on the update.



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