Notch: EA methodically destroying gaming

Notch: EA methodically destroying gaming
Craig Chapple

By Craig Chapple

May 3rd 2012 at 12:58PM

Mojang boss vents anger over recently released 'indie bundle' from the publisher

EA is methodically destroying gaming whilst Indie developers are saving it, Markus ‘notch’ Persson has claimed.

Speaking out on Twitter, the Mojang boss spoke angrily about EA’s recently released ‘indie bundle’ on Steam, which includes games such as DeathSpank, Shank and Warp.

“EA releases an ‘indie bundle’? That's not how that works, EA,” he said.

“Stop attempting to ruin everything, you bunch of cynical bastards.”

Whilst Persson did not doubt the quality of the games, he said his anger was targeted at EA for relating itself to the indie scene, and that he didn’t even feel the title was appropriate for his own studio anymore.

“I don't even call Mojang indie any more,” he continued.

“Vlambeer is indie. Polytron is indie. Stephen, Ed, Terry, Derek, Tommy and Chris are indie.

“Indies are saving gaming. EA is methodically destroying it.”