Markus ‘Notch Persson has stepped down as lead developer on indie mega-hit Minecraft. The role will be taken up by Jens Bergensten. Bergensten and Persson have worked together on Minecraft for just over a year.
Notch has explained the decision on his personal blog:
“Personally, I will now rest for a while, then get back to work refreshed and eager. I’ll be helping out with Minecraft, of course, but also starting work on some new project.”
For those of you worried at the change of leadership, Persson has this to say about Bergensten:
“We’ve been working together on Minecraft for a year now, and I’m amazed at how much in synch we two are when it comes to how to design the game. And when we don’t agree, we discuss it and something much better comes out at a result. He’s truly a great person to work with, and I feel very confident handing over the leadership of Minecraft to him.”
Awww… so sweet.
Source: The Word of Notch