Notch asks Internet to stop hyping
Minecraft creator says he is “scared” of letting people down.
In a blog post, Markus Persson, or Notch, or the creator of Minecraft, has politely requested the Internet to stop hyping his “semi-joke” offer to invest in the development of Psychonauts 2.
Notch says he has chatted with Schafer via emails only, and hopes to meet him at the Games Developer Conference next month to discuss things further.
Obviously, Notch is a little cautious about investing in a “high risk” project that has a high possibility of failing. Psychonauts 2 would cost more than he initially thought it would.
“I have NO idea if this is actually going to happen. The kickstarter stuff obviously changes the playing field a lot. Investing that incredibly high amount of money also requires a lot of planing and discussion, and I’ve never done anything like that before, but I do have contacts and advisors to help me out,” he said.
“All I know is that IF the numbers work out and IF they still want to do it and IF they don’t decide to self fund a sequel by doing more crowd funding (which is honestly what I would’ve done if I were them), I would be most interested in doing this type of investment.”
He added that the hype will scare him “into doing things secretly instead of being open and transparent via twitter”.
“I am incredibly scared of the very real risk of people feeling let down just because I took a chance at something that doesn’t end up panning out.”
He also jokingly threatened to bunker-shelter for a few years if things didn’t quite pan out.
“Also, I realize you won’t stop hyping, so I’ll just go into hiding for a few years if it falls through.”