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Minecraft creator Notch shelves 0x10c

Persson says he has "no future aspirations" for project

Minecraft creator Markus Persson has cancelled his next project, 0x10c, following more than a year of development.

Speaking during a Twitch livestream on August 10, Persson was asked whether he was going to resume work on the sandbox science-fiction game.

"Nope," he said, "there are no future aspirations for 0x10c. If somebody at the office wants to do it, then yeah - but I'm just going to be working on small games for the rest of my life."

Persson announced 0x10c in April 2012, where it was revealed that the game is set in the year 281,474,976,712,644 AD, with civilisation waking up to a world on the brink of extinction and a galaxy dominated by black holes.

It was suggested at the time that the game would feature engineering, mining, trading, looting, an advanced economy system, as well as a fully operational 16-Bit computer system.

One year later, in April 2013, Persson told fans that the project was "on ice".

Persson, who goes by the online handle 'Notch', has developed several smaller games since his breakout game Minecraft. The likes of Shambles and Drop have been released as non-commercial titles. It is not clear if Persson, who said he is working on "small games for the rest of my life", wants to build anything beyond his hobby projects.

Now, a group of dedicated Reddit fans want to rebuild the 0x10c project, though are still discussing the early basics.