“I’m not doing this for the money. I’m doing it for my sanity.”
Those were the final words of Markus Persson’s blog post explaining why he wouldn’t be going on with Mojang after it was purchased by Microsoft. Persson, better known as “Notch,” is responsible for creating Minecraft, a game which skyrocketed to popularity through every demographic. Now Microsoft owns Minecraft, and the studio behind it, but Notch is taking this opportunity to part ways from his creation.
via Fame Is Hard: Why Minecraft’s Creator Is Opting to Disappear.