Microsoft banned the creator of Minecraft from the sport’s tenth anniversary celebrations due to his anti-LGBTI comments.
The vastly widespread online game turns 10 on 17 Could. To rejoice, Microsoft are internet hosting a sequence of occasions, together with a particular occasion in Stockholm. Microsoft purchased Minecraft and developer Mojang for $2.5 billion in 2014 from Marcus Persson – generally known as Notch.
Nonetheless, the once-famous recreation developer has almost been wiped from the historical past of his recreation attributable to a sequence of anti-LGBTI outbursts.
A Microsoft spokesperson informed Variety: ‘His feedback and opinions don’t mirror these of Microsoft or Mojang and are usually not consultant of Minecraft.’
What has Notch mentioned?
Most just lately, Notch got here underneath hearth for a sequence of transphobic remarks on Twitter.
In response to a My Little Pony meme stating trans ladies are ladies, he replied saying they solely ‘really feel like they’re’. He then in contrast trans identities to a psychological sickness.
In 2017, the billionaire additionally wrote: ‘When you’re in opposition to the idea of a #HeteroseuxalPrideDay, you’re a whole fucking cunt and should be shot.’
He has since deleted the tweet.
He additionally replied to a remark saying ‘straight satisfaction is 364 days of the yr’ with ‘so is homosexual satisfaction’.
On this identical yr he tweeted ‘It’s okay to be white,’ presumably with out provocation.
Micrsoft promised the anniversary occasion will rejoice the ‘previous, current and thrilling way forward for the decade-old franchise’.
Minecraft is the second best-selling recreation in historical past, behind Tetris. There are 91 million month-to-month gamers.