Mojang Won't Disband in 10 Years
Markus Persson clarifies reports that the studio behind Minecraft only has 10 years left.
The man behind Minecraft Markus Persson a.k.a Notch went on Twitter to clarify a s few things he said during an interview with Rolling Stone wherein he said that he has a 10-year plan in place for his staff if he doesn't come up with a successor to the mighty successful Minecraft.
"Hopefully, we are going to keep making money at Mojang, but if we don't, that's fine. We just have 10 fun years, and then, the last year, we'd say to our employees, 'If we don't make any money this year, Mojang is going to be dead. So you might want to look for new jobs," he told the online magazine.
This alarmed some gamers to think that Mojang would only be around for the next 10 years. However, Persson was quick to clarify that this was not the cast at all. He basically meant that if Minecraft suddenly stopped making money, Mojang has enough dough to keep on running for 10 years without profit. Additionally, he said that he doesn't see that happening anytime soon but he definitely has plans in place just in case.
So basically, we've got money saved to have ten more years to come up with a new project, without making a single cent in that time.— Markus Persson (@notch) May 9, 2014
Minecraft has only been growing as time passes. It'll be available on the latest generation of platforms and we can only speculate that it'll be better than what it is now.