”Minecraft” is the type of game that rarely comes around, one that can satiate gamers’ need to create and become even more than its original programmer intended. Markus “Notch” Persson created “Minecraft” almost entirely by himself, and became famous alongside the innovative game — but now he’s seemingly turned on his own creation, trashing it in public.

  Notch became famous because of his work on “Minecraft,” and earned lots of money in the process, but that doesn’t mean he feels the need to eternally praise the game and its accomplishments. Notch, admittedly, has a shady side that fans have known about for a long time, but that doesn’t mean that he hates his own game. Or does it

  The creator recently took to Twitter to share his thoughts on “Minecraft,” tweeting, “I’m not the one to speak ill of the dead, but yeah, Minecraft’s a little bit dead.” This tweet followed shortly after Notch made a derisive comment concerning an official “Minecraft” and “Sonic the Hedgehog” crossover.

  Fans of “Minecraft” responded swiftly, many with mixed reactions to the controversial statement. Some people couldn’t believe he’d imply the game was past its prime.?Others simply?informed Notch that no one asked him for his opinion. One gamer helpfully pointed out that “Minecraft” has approximately 140 million players at any given time, which would seem to make it far?from dead.

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