Notch has posted on his blog that he will be stepping down as lead dev of Minecraft to work on a “new project” but he will still be working on Minecraft and the only difference is that Jeb (Jens Bergensten) will essentially be his Minecraft boss. I am really not surprised because I have seem more updates from Jeb than Notch and it is I think pretty well known that Notch has had a other ideas of new games. But for right now Notch will be taking some well deserved time off. So congratulations to Jeb and I look forward to seeing where he takes Minecraft as well as Notch’s new game.
As of yesterday, Jens Bergensten is the new lead developer on Minecraft. He will have the final say in all design decisions, so he will kinda sorta become my boss, I guess. I’ve promised him to not pull rank.
We’ve been working together on Minecraft for a year now, and I’m amazed at how much in synch we two are when it comes to how to design the game. And when we don’t agree, we discuss it and something much better comes out at a result. He’s truly a great person to work with, and I feel very confident handing over the leadership of Minecraft to him.