Minecraft 2 Delayed by Creative Block? Creator Talks Pressure of Repeating Success
Markus Persson talks the pressure of coming up with new ideas for Minecraft.
Despite not directly developing the series now, Minecraft creator Markus “Notch” Persson feels he’s under a lot of scrutiny these days to deliver, the pressure of which is blocking his creativity according to a New Yorker profile.
As Persson stated, “I definitely think Minecraft is a freak thing. There’s no way you could replicate it intentionally. And yes, I’m starting to feel writer’s block as a result. I’m not sure if it’s pressure to repeat…Actually, it is the pressure to repeat. And with Minecraft it was just easier, because nobody knew who I was.
“Now I post a new idea and millions of people scrutinize it. There’s a conflict between the joy of being able to do whatever I want and the remarkable pressure of a watching world. I don’t know how to switch it off.”
Whatever that could mean for Minecraft 2 – which has been rumoured for some time – remains to be seen. Hopefully the pressure won’t cause Persson to crack.