Sounding eerily close to the sentiments put forward by EA as the driving reason behind their decision to take their games off Steam, Mojang and Minecraft creator Notch reveals why the indie sensation won’t be making it to Steam even when it does make it out of its Google-esque Beta.
“Being on Steam limits a lot of what we’re allowed to do with the game,” he said on his blog. “We (probably?) wouldn’t be able to, say, sell capes or have a map marketplace on minecraft.net that works with Steam customers in a way that keeps Valve happy.” Man, wasn’t Valve supposed to be all anti establishment and junk?
Although, to be fair, Steam and Mojang are still talking things out and it may very well be that Minecraft is getting that Steam release after all. Until that happens, we’ll just be waiting for the inevitable EA exec quote about how EA is fighting the good fight against the oppressive Steam monopoly. It’s as inevitable as the tides if their Call of Duty trash talk is anything to go by.