Microsoft has eliminated all point out of Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson from the game’s splash screens.
19w13a is the most recent model of Minecraft, and within the patch, Microsoft made an uncommon change. The game’s splash screens now not reference creator Markus “Notch” Persson.
According to Minecraft’s Gamepedia Wiki, precisely three splash display references have been eliminated. Those being, “Made by Notch!”, “The Work of Notch!”, and “110813!”
The change was noticed by @decrepitlab, who verified it within the game’s splashes.txt file; a repository of all of the totally different attainable phrases.
Minecraft’s splash screens usually pull from that file, and solely the three talked about above referenced Notch. The replace doesn’t, nonetheless, take away Notch’s identify from the game’s credit, the place he continues to be listed as its creator.
oh my fucking god pic.twitter.com/tl8emfCrrE
— serirei actual 🌴 (@decrepitlab) March 27, 2019
If you’re questioning why this transformation was made, it most likely has one thing to do with Notch’s weird flip lately right into a conspiracy theorist, and one who calls out trans individuals for their choice of pronouns.
Microsoft, who acquired Minecraft in 2014, is probably going hoping to distance itself from Notch’s behaviour. Minecraft is a game largely performed by kids, in any case.