Minecraft maker Notch has put long-time colleague Jens "Jeb" Bergensten in charge of further development on the recently-released game. "I feel very confident handing over the leadership of Minecraft to him", Notch blogs, saying he'll work on "some new project."
Notch Is No Longer In Charge Of Making Minecraft
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With the recent discussion around Red Dead, crunch and work hours in general, it makes sense to touch on work hours for this week's Off Topic.
It’s long been an open secret in the video game industry that the prestigious developer Rockstar embraces overtime, and a new quote from company co-founder Dan Houser about Red Dead Redemption 2 caused controversy this morning by suggesting that it took 100-hour weeks to make. In a new elaboration to Kotaku, however, Houser said the quote had been misinterpreted, saying such a workload is not required at the studio.