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Minecraft creator 'worried' about Steam dominance

Persson concerned by 'PC gaming becoming owned by a single entity'

Minecraft creator and Mojang boss Markus Persson is concerned over the dominance of Steam over the PC gaming platform.

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Despite the benefits of selling a game through Steam, Persson has resisted submitting Minecraft to Valve's digital service, and he recently told PC Gamer why.

"Minecraft has kept growing very fast (and is selling faster than ever), which combined with us not being on Steam leads to some potentially interesting strategic positions. I'm not quite sure what those are, but we're a bit wary to submit Minecraft to Steam without knowing more about what we want to do," he said.

He went on, "As much as I love Steam, I do somewhat worry about the PC as a gaming platform becoming owned by a single entity that takes 30% of all PC games sold. I'm hoping for a future where more games can self-publish and use social media and friends to market their games. Perhaps there's something we could do to help out there? I don't know. If nothing else, we might work as an inspiration for people to self-publish."

With three million Minecraft sales on Xbox Live Arcade alone, it's Mojang that's doing all the dominating at the moment.

[ SOURCE: PC Gamer ]

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