Minecraft creator Marcus ‘Notch’ Persson will not be part of the game’s 10-year anniversary plans, Variety has confirmed with Microsoft.
Microsoft told the publication that Notch’s homophobic, transphobic and racist past has lead to the decision.
“His comments and opinions do not reflect those of Microsoft or Mojang and are not representative of Minecraft,” a Microsoft spokesperson said, adding that Notch hasn’t been involved with the popular game since he told the rights to it in 2014.
Microsoft also removed in-menu references to Persson from Minecraft last month, though Microsoft wouldn’t comment on that matter.
With over 3.7 million followers on Twitter, Persson has used the platform to call for a “heterosexual pride day.
The spokesperson also noted that Persson hasn’t been involved with “Minecraft” since he sold the studio and rights to the game in 2014.
Minecraft is available on Windows PC, Xbox One, PS4, Switch, iOS and Android devices.