Mojang founder puts sanity first with Minecraft sale

Minecraft founder Markus Persson told fans email was walking away from Minecraft for his own sanity. He takes the bulk of $2.5bn Microsoft paid for Minecraft with him.

16th September, 2014

Markus Persson has decided he has had enough.

In an outpouring that had to be reposted after crashing his server yesterday, Persson, who founded the game Minecraft through his company Mojang AB, told his millions of fans that he never meant for his product to become such a big hit and change the gaming industry. Now he’s set to walk away with his majority share of a “smooth $2.5 billion” after selling Mojang to...

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