Notch: EA are 'cynical bastards methodically destroying gaming'

Minecraft creator takes issue with the mega-publisher's "Indie Bundle"

Minecraft creator and Mojang founder Markus 'Notch' Persson has hit out at EA in response to the company's release of the "EA Indie Bundle" on Steam.


As reported by Gamasutra, Notch appears to take issue with the mega-publisher's use of the word "indie", implying that the company is trying to cash in on a grassroots term.

The bundle in question features a selection of titles made by indie studios and published by EA, including DeathSpank, DeathSpank: Thongs of Virtue, Gatling Gears, Shank, Shank 2 and Warp.

Persson said on Twitter: "EA releases an 'indie bundle'? That's not how that works, EA. Stop attempting to ruin everything, you bunch of cynical bastards.

"Indies are saving gaming. EA is methodically destroying it," he added, before saying that he no longer considers Mojang to be indie.

The Xbox 360 version of Minecraft releases on May 9. Check out the launch trailer here.