Train2Game students will be aware of the huge success of Minecraft, the indie game created by Markus ‘Notch’ Persson which has now sold over 5.2 million copies.
Now Notch has stepped back from Minecraft, the game now in the hands of Jens Bergensten, in order to focus on other projects, but speaking to Eurogamer he revealed that whatever his next game is, he’s worried that it won’t even come close to topping his first big hit.
“It kind of feels like the level of cultural impact that Minecraft has had will be very difficult to replicate,” he said.
“It kind of feels like whatever I do next is never going to be as big. I’m kind of worried about everything feeling a bit pointless and hollow compared to the success of Minecraft.
“But I haven’t started on a large project since. Hopefully I won’t care. What I really want to do is programme. I want to be a programmer. So hopefully I can just focus on that aspect of it.” he added.
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The Eurogamer piece also sees Notch discuss the impact the success of Minecraft has had on is life, and you can read it here.
Recently, The Train2Game Blog reported that Mojang hired developers from the Minecraft community. Meanwhile, earlier this year, Notch claimed that it’s easier to be an indie developer now than ever before.
There’s more Minecraft news here on The Train2Game Blog.
So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on Notch’s comments? Can Mojang’s next game live up to the success of Minecraft? Do you think living up to the success of a previous title is something all game developers struggle with?
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