We have something interesting to tell you now, especially for fans of popular building sim Minecraft. The PS4 has just launched in Europe of course and one big fan of the new console is Minecraft creator Notch aka Markus Persson.
In a wonderful advert for social media, Minecraft Notch decided to let his Twitter followers know that he has just purchased a PS4 and intends to spend the weekend playing some games. Almost unsurprisingly, this information soon reached Sony and specifically their developer relations specialist Adam Boyes.
Mr Boyes offered the chance for the Minecraft creator to score some free games – naturally. After all, Notch will personally be responsible for the PS4 version of Minecraft when it eventually lands on the system.
To everyone’s surprise though, Notch politely turned down the request, for pleasing reasons – here is what he said to Adam Boyes in a fantastic Twitter exchange:
@amboyes I want to buy it myself legitimately! Games is too personal for me, I want to feel like "it's mine". But omg <3
— Markus Persson (@notch) November 29, 2013
As big a figure that Notch is in the gaming world, it’s refreshing to see that he is just an honest gamer at heart like the rest of us. He could easily have scored all of Sony’s PS4 library for free we’re guessing, but it isn’t needed on this occasion – how many other developers would turn down this request?