Minecraft creator steps down as games lead developer

The man behind indie PC mega-hit Minecraft, Markus “Notch” Persson, will no longer lead development on the game as he continues to guide indie developer Mojang on other projects.
Persson announced on his personal blog that he’s handed control of Minecraft‘s continuing development to Jens Bergensten, with whom he’s been working on the game for the last year. With less responsibility for Minecraft‘s design decisions, Persson writes he’ll take a much needed opportunity to rest and work on an undisclosed new project.