Microsoft Omits Minecraft Creator from Anniversary Plans

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Microsoft Omits <i>Minecraft</i> Creator from Anniversary Plans

Microsoft has excluded Minecraft creator Marcus “Notch” Persson from the title’s ten-year anniversary plans due to the misalignment of their values and beliefs and Persson’s “comments and opinions,” according to Variety.

Persson has previously made transphobic, homophobic and racist remarks in tweets sent out to his approximately 3.7 million followers, and hasn’t been involved with the game since the sale of his studio Mojang and game to Microsoft in 2014.

A Microsoft spokesperson told Variety, “His comments and opinions do not reflect those of Microsoft or Mojang and are not representative of Minecraft.”

Microsoft removed a reference to Peerson from the Minecraft loading screen last month, and has now confirmed that Persson will not take part in a May 17 press event in Stockholm, the home of Persson and Mojang, to celebrate the “past, present and exciting future of the decade-old franchise.”