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.
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.
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.
THIS IS ON THE LATEST MINECRAFT SNAPSHOT??????? pic.twitter.com/GO1MEWKWtE
— serirei real ? (@decrepitlab) March 27, 2019
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.
I was the news about Notch’s name being removed from the latest update. My kid comes up to me (while playing Minecraft on the iPad), and asks what I am reading. I show him the headline. His response… “Oh, good.” Smart kid =)
— lightfantastik (@lightfantastik) March 28, 2019
No, no, i started with satanists. https://t.co/4s2p6ovCbN
— notch (@notch) March 24, 2019
Neither Mojang nor Notch have yet commented on the update.
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