Sony Courting Minecraft's Notch? Company Gives Creator a Golden PSOne As Invitation to E3 Event

By Luke Caulfield , Updated May 28, 2013 08:25 AM EDT
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It's fairly evident that Microsoft's exclusive deal for Minecraft on XBLA is making them some serious money, and who can blame some other company for trying to get a hold of it?

To date, over 6 million copies of the game have been sold through Xbox Live alone, and that's just in the span of a year. However, the company's reputation of difficulty with indie developers, even more so now with the Xbox One, may be sowing the seeds of disenfranchment with Markus 'Notch' Persson, creator of Minecraft. Sony on the other hand, is a bit more well received with the indie crowd.

It was made clear in March that Notch was eyeing releasing the ultimate sandbox game on other platforms once the exclusivity period with Microsoft was up, specifically naming the PlayStation 3. Sony remembers this, and wanted to remind Notch about it, so they sent the crafty creator a golden PSone as a VIP invititation to the company's E3 press conference.

"Got a vip invitation to an e3 event from sony in the form of a gold colored psone. Wow. :D," tweeted Notch.

It's anyone guess if it actually works though, but it's still a nice gesture, right?

The invitation surely makes things interesting as Sony might be looking to woo him over to develop something for the PlayStation 4. Notch is still working on his Minecraft follow ups, Scrolls and 0x10c, and either remain possible titles for Sony's new console.

Ever the consummate tweeter, Notch keeps his followers abreast of what's going on fairly regularly, but besides this golden console, nothing more has been stated about his possible future involvement with Sony, or even when the Minecraft exclusivity period with Microsoft is set to expire.

Looks like we'll have to wait until E3 to know for sure just Sony has planned for 'ol Notch.

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