Notch Steps Down as Lead Developer on Minecraft

bp9801 - December 2, 2011 02:00PM in Gaming

Minecraft has been an immensely popular game ever since it launched in an alpha stage, and now it is available in an official capacity. The man behind all of it is Markus Persson, better known as Notch. Minecraft has been his baby, but like any good parent, he knows when it is time to let go. Now that Minecraft has had an official release, Notch will step down as the lead developer. Duties will fall to Jens Bergensten (Jeb), who has been working with Notch for over a year. Notch says he and Jeb are in sync with the direction of Minecraft, and feels confident leaving the game in Jeb's capable hands. Notch is going to take a bit of break to refresh his mind, and then come back to Minecraft and a new project he will reveal later on.