PS4 free games refused by Minecraft creator

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:

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?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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